Thursday, September 2, 2010
Gov. Dave Freudenthal has pardoned former Casper district attorney Kevin Meenana,who pleaded guilty in 2003 to forgery and identity theft. As it happens, the 55-year old Meenana is also a former University of Wyoming law school classmate of Freudenthal! But the governor says, if anything, the pardon was "probably" delayed by virtue of the Governor's "unease" with the "relationship." District Judge Keith Kautz wrote a letter to the State's Attorney General opposing Meenan's pardon application. On the other hand, Frank Chapman, who served as special prosecutor on Meenan's case, supported the application (as did a police chief and several judges). See story here.