J.P. is gonna need the money.
From the RCJ;
Former “American Idol” finalist Jamie Paul Koehler has pleaded not guilty in 7th Circuit Court to a felony charge of grand theft by embezzlement.
Koehler, 32, Rapid City, is accused of stealing several thousand dollars from a family member. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
Koehler became well-known in the area after finishing in the top 44 performers on the televised “American Idol” musical competition in 2005.