Ex-treasurer ordered to stay away from witnesses in kickback case
GOLDEN – Former Jefferson County Treasurer Mark Paschall, accused of soliciting a kickback from an employee, was ordered Monday to stay away from potential witnesses in the case.Paschall was indicted Jan. 29 on charges of attempted theft and compensation for past behavior, both felonies. He is accused of asking a political appointee in his office, Sarah Redmond, to give him $9,000 from a $25,000 bonus he approved for her.The indictment said Redmond “wanted no part of his offer.”At a hearing Monday, Jefferson County District Judge Randall Arp also ordered Paschall to remove any firearms from his home and imposed a gag order in the case.Neither Paschall nor his attorney, William Rapson, would comment after the hearing.Paschall is scheduled to be back in court March 26 for arraignment.
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