County attorney resigns after nude e-mails found
Cheyenne, WY – Fremont County Attorney Ed Newell has resigned amid an investigation into his involvement in exchanging e-mails containing pictures of nude women.
Fremont County Commission Chairman Doug Thompson says Newell submitted a resignation letter on Wednesday.
Earlier this month, Newell acknowledged receiving "inappropriate e-mails" from a city employee on his personal e-mail account.
Riverton Mayor John Vincent said a city investigation into images of nude women found on a city file server determined that Newell sent and received e-mails containing nudity in exchanges with one or more city employees.
The Fremont County Commission has requested a state investigation into any involvement by county employees.
Newell didn't immediately return phone messages seeking comment.