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Ex-BMH IT director enters Alford plea

August 15, 2014

Jack York

The former Bingham Memorial Hospital IT Director Jack York entered a change of plea Friday morning before Sixth Judicial District Judge David Nye.
York entered an Alford plea to Count 1: Interception and Disclosure of Wire, Electronic or Oral Communications, a felony, a violation of Idaho Code § 18-66702(1)(a), as set forth in the Grand Jury Indictment filed June 19, 2013.
In an Alford plea, the defendant maintains his/her innocence but agrees that a jury would probably find him/her guilty.
Defense Attorney Anne Taylor advised the court of the state's agreement to dismiss counts II and III of wire tapping in exchange for the defendant's Alford Plea of guilty to Count 1.
Deputy Attorney General Krista Howard, representing the state, acknowledged its agreement with the defendant recitation of the terms of the plea agreement.
The charges against York stem from the accusation that York set up devices to record phone calls in a doctor's office at BMH in 2009 and 2010.
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