Former Powell Valley Healthcare CEO and current fugitive Paul Cardwell remains nowhere to be found, but his attorneys still must defend him, a judge reiterated last week.
Cardwell is being prosecuted and sued for allegedly defrauding Powell Valley Healthcare out of nearly $848,000 between March and September 2011.
He retained attorneys Robert W. York of Indiana and Robert W. Horn of Jackson in early 2012 to defend him. Cardwell reportedly told his attorneys he would take a plea deal, but dropped off the map in August 2012, shortly before he was set to finalize the deal.
The process of detaining individuals deemed mentally ill remains in a state of some confusion in Park County following a Wyoming Supreme Court decision that reduced county attorneys’ role in the process.