Lander, Wy – The Fremont County Commission has selected acting County Attorney Brian Varn to replace Ed Newell, who resigned as county attorney.
Newell last month became embroiled in a scandal in which he
acknowledged receiving e-mails containing images of nude women. An
investigation showed some of the photos were taken in county
buildings and city of Riverton buildings. Newell resigned effective
Varn has been a deputy county attorney. Commi 1/4ssioners named him
county attorney on Tuesday.
Varn will serve through the next election for county attorney in
2010. He's already expressed interest in running for election to