December 25, 2019
Supreme Court Decision
On December 17, 2019, the Montana Supreme Court issued a decision in the case of Musselshell County Sheriff Shawn Lesnik vs. Ronnie Burns candidate for sheriff. The case revolved around the issue of whether or not Ronnie Burns is responsible for attorney fees incurred by Sheriff Lesnik.
District Court Judge Katherine M. Bidegaray, ruled against Sheriff Lesnik's motion to recoup attorney fees through the botched recount motion instigated by Ronnie Burns's attorney Chris Gallus and the handpicked attorney Wally Congdon. Attorney Congdon repre...