Corrupt Carson City DA Neil Rombardo and his butt-buddy Mark Krueger denied judgeship in Douglas County!!!

Three Finalists Selected For Opening In Ninth Judicial District

neil-rombardo1The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection today named three nominees to fill an open seat in the Ninth Judicial District Court, Department 2, made vacant by the selection of Judge Michael Gibbons to the Nevada Court of Appeals.

The nominees were selected following interviews by the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection February 24 and 25 in Carson City. The names and applications of the finalists have been sent to Governor Brian Sandoval, who will appoint a new judge from the list.

The Commission’s three nominees for the open seat, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Thomas W. Gregory, 45, Genoa, Douglas County District Attorney’s Office
  • Douglas R. Rands, 56, Reno, Rands, South and Gardner
  • David F. Sarnowski, 62, Carson City, Carson City Justice and Municipal Court

A total of 13 attorneys submitted applications for the vacancy. Applicants had to be Nevada attorneys with two years of residency and 10 years of legal experience.

Selection Process Was Open To The Public

As has been the rule since 2007, the Commission’s interviews were open to the public. A public comment period was provided to the public at the start of  the interview schedule and before the deliberations and voting on the selection of the nominees.mark-krueger-is-corrupt

In selecting the nominees, the Commission considered the applicants’ interviews along with information in comprehensive applications about education, law practice, business involvement, community involvement, and professional and personal conduct.  The Commission also considered letters of reference and public statements during the interview process.

The applications of the nominees, with the exceptions of medical records and personal identification information, are available on the Supreme Court of Nevada website at:http://www.nevadajudiciary.us/index.php/judicialselection.
Commission On Judicial Selection

The Commission on Judicial Selection is composed of 7 permanent members – the Supreme Court Chief Justice, three non-attorneys appointed by the Governor and three attorneys appointed by the State Bar of Nevada.  Neither the Governor nor the Bar may appoint more than two permanent members from the same political party, and cannot appoint two members from the same county.

For District Court vacancies, two temporary members are appointed from the judicial district where the vacancy occurs – a non-attorney by the Governor and an attorney by the State Bar – bringing the Commission membership to nine.

The Commission members are:

  • Supreme Court Chief Justice James W. Hardesty, Chair.
  • Valerie Cooney, Carson City, past executive director of Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevada (State Bar appointee)
  • Jeffrey Gilbert, Henderson, veteran gaming executive (Governor appointee)
  • Jesse Gutierrez, Sparks, former executive director of Nevada Hispanic Services (Governor appointee)
  • Gregory Kamer, Las Vegas, with Kamer Zucker Abbott (State Bar appointee)
  • Jasmine Mehta, Carson City, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (State Bar appointee)
  • Leslie M. Williams, Schurz, Administrative Assistant for Washoe County Senior Services (Governor appointee)
  • Justina Alyce Caviglia, Minden, Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, (Temporary member)
  • Judy Keele, Gardnerville (Temporary member)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

State Court Administrator Robin Sweet
Administrative Office of the Courts
775-684-1717

 

Genoa resident only Douglas attorney among judge finalists

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Carson City, Nev. — Only one Douglas County resident made the final cut in the search for Judge Michael Gibbons’ replacement on Wednesday.

Douglas County prosecutor Tom Gregory, 45, was selected by the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection, along with Reno resident Douglas Rands and Carson City resident David Sarnowski.

All three names will go to Gov. Brian Sandoval, who will make the final decision.

There is no requirement that the appointee live in Douglas County, but if someone out of the county is selected, they must move here.

A total of 13 attorneys submitted applications for the vacancy. Applicants had to be Nevada attorneys with two years of residency and 10 years of legal experience.

The Commission’s interviews were open to the public. A public comment period was provided at the start of the interview schedule and before the deliberations and voting on the selection of the nominees.

In selecting the nominees, the commission considered the applicants’ interviews along with information in comprehensive applications about education, law practice, business involvement, community involvement, and professional and personal conduct. The commission also considered letters of reference and public statements during the interview process.

The applications of the nominees, with the exceptions of medical records and personal identification information, are available on the Supreme Court of Nevada website at:http://www.nevadajudiciary.us/index.php/judicialselection.

The commission is composed of seven permanent members – the Supreme Court Chief Justice, three nonattorneys appointed by the governor and three attorneys appointed by the State Bar of Nevada.

Neither the Governor nor the Bar may appoint more than two permanent members from the same political party, and cannot appoint two members from the same county.

For District Court vacancies, two temporary members are appointed from the judicial district where the vacancy occurs – a nonattorney by the governor and an attorney by the State Bar – bringing the Commission membership to nine.

The Commission members are:

Supreme Court Chief Justice James W. Hardesty, Chair.

Valerie Cooney, Carson City, past executive director of Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevada (State Bar appointee)

Jeffrey Gilbert, Henderson, veteran gaming executive (Governor appointee)

Jesse Gutierrez, Sparks, former executive director of Nevada Hispanic Services (Governor appointee)

Gregory Kamer, Las Vegas, with Kamer Zucker Abbott (State Bar appointee)

Jasmine Mehta, Carson City, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (State Bar appointee)

Leslie M. Williams, Schurz, Administrative Assistant for Washoe County Senior Services (Governor appointee)

Justina Alyce Caviglia, Minden, Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, (Temporary member)

Judy Keele, Gardnerville (Temporary member)

Finalist Biographies

Thomas W. Gregory, 45, has worked for the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office since January 2007. He was promoted to chief deputy district attorney in the criminal division in 2009.

During 2014, Gregory processed three murder cases, including the Tatiana Leibel murder trial, which resulted in a conviction earlier this month. In his application, he said he developed a protocol for telephonic search warrants.

Before coming to the district attorney’s office, Gregory, a native Nevadan, was in private practice for four years in Reno. He served as a deputy district attorney in the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office from 1996 to 2003. He also served in the White Pine County District Attorney’s Office.

Gregory clerked for district judges Tom Perkins and Gibbons.

He is a 1987 graduate of Douglas High School and a 1991 graduate of the University of the Pacific. He graduated from McGeorge School of Law in 1994. During law school he worked for Noel Manoukian his first summer and for U.S. District Judge Howard McKibben in the second.

Gregory said arguing the case of Meisler v. State was one of the most enjoyable in his career.

He is married to attorney Cynthea Gregory, who is in the civil division of the District Attorney’s Office. His parents are Minden residents Darlene and Jerry Gregory.

Douglas R. Rands, 56, has been a partner in the law firm Rands, South and Gardner for the past 17 years. He is a 26-year Nevada resident.

He had previously worked for the law firm Perry and Spann for nine years. He left to form his own firm.

He graduated from Union Endicott High School in New York in 1977. He received a bachelor’s degree in zoology from Brigham Young University in 1984. He graduated from J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in the top third of his class in 1987.

He was admitted to the state bars of Nevada and Utah in 1988.

According to his application, 90 percent of his litigation over the past five years has been civil.

He listed Palmer v. Del Webb’s High Sierra as his most significant case, which was his first argument before the Nevada Supreme Court. It was an appeal of a decision rendered by Douglas County District Judge Norm Robison, who held the seat Rands is now seeking.

In his statement, Rands said his wife is looking forward to moving to Douglas County.

David F. Sarnowski, 62, is not currently practicing law, but serves as a part-time justice of the peace and municipal court judge in Carson City.

Sarnowski served as executive director of the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline and the Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics for 11 years, retiring in 2013 after 32 years of state service. He’d served with the Nevada Attorney General’s office for 18 years. He was chief deputy attorney general of the criminal division until 2002.

He is a native Nevadan and a 1970 graduate of Mineral County High School. He graduated in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in history from Santa Clara University in California. He received his law degree in 1981 from Santa Clara University Law School.

He served as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve and the Nevada Army National Guard retiring after 30 years with the rank of colonel. Sarnowski was admitted to the state

He received a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College in 2000. He also served as the commander of the Capitol American Legion Post for three years.

His most significant case was Robert Michenfelder v. Sumner before the U.S. District Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the mid-1980s.

Sarnowski defended Nevada Department of Prisons employees in the case.

The new Carson City District Attorney Jason Woodbury has “black-mail” power over the Carson City court by knowing about various criminal” complaints on the various judges (Tatro, Wilson) and by using this said “power” Jason Woodbury “controls” these judges under the threat of being “prosecuted” for their “crimes”

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The new Carson City District Attorney Jason Woodbury has “black-male” power over the Carson City court by knowing about various criminal” complaints on the various judges (Tatro, Wilson) and by using this said “black-male power” Jason Woodbury “controls” these judges under the threat of being “prosecuted” for their “crimes”. judge tatro

Woodbury can also black-male the Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong for his “crimes”.  Sheriff Kenny Furlong and his deputies and detectives like Dan Gomes committed crimes by conspiring with Judge John Tatro…

See more here: All “Trumped up” charges against Nevada ANTI-Corruption leader and blogger Ty Robben “dismissed”.

and here:  KRNV – Server says NDOT director avoided subpoena, ran over foot

For instance, Judge Tatro filed false criminal complaints against Ty Robben which were all dismissed. “Judge” Tatro should be charged with filing a “false Sheriff Report”.

Judge James E. Wilson back-dated court documents as covered by KRNV news…

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Carson City DA Jason Woodbury’s Dad, Former Elko DA Gary Woodbury takes plea deal, receives deferred sentence

Gary Woodbury

Elko attorney Gary Woodbury listens during his plea hearing Tuesday in Elko Justice Court.

 

Gary Woodbury entered a no contest plea Tuesday to a charge of breach of peace instead of fighting the accusations at trial, which was originally scheduled to take place that afternoon.

The attorney general’s office, which filed the charge against Woodbury in August of last year, agreed to dismiss the case so long as Woodbury has no new charges that result in convictions, other than minor traffic violations, through mid-October.

Michael Bongard, deputy attorney general, said after the hearing that the agreement will require Woodbury to behave for a short time in order for the criminal charge to be thrown out.

“It’s basically a deferred sentence,” Bongard said. “… At this point, I would rather have him on the hook and put the onus on Mr. Woodbury rather than us having the case sit and get stale for nine months.”

Bongard said he spoke with the sheriff’s office to ensure that law enforcement signed off on the plea deal.

Sherburne Macfarlan III, defense counsel for Woodbury, told the Elko Daily Free Press that both sides had been working on a plea deal for a while.

“The bottom line is he entered no contest as a means of resolving this matter,” Macfarlan said. “I’m sure all sides are happy to have this resolved without going to trial,”

Senior Judge Barbara Nethery scheduled a status hearing for Nov. 3. If the state drops the charges, the hearing will be removed from the calendar.

“If the court does not receive the paperwork (that requests a dismissal), we will expect all parties to be present,” she said.

Woodbury served as Elko County District Attorney for 16 years before retiring from that post to work as a private practice attorney. He has continued to work for the county on a 15-year-old lawsuit regarding a road right-of-way in Jarbidge.

District Attorney Mark Torvinen, who worked with Woodbury as a deputy DA, forwarded the case to the attorney general’s office to avoid potential conflicts or the perception of conflicts. fuckthepolice

During the 2013 Elko County Fair, Woodbury pushed a reserve deputy who was working at the event and cursed him with obscene language, telling hin to “Fuck off” according to court records.

Fair ground staff had asked officers to keep bleacher walkways clear. After two reserve deputies asked a group of people to move out of the way, Woodbury swore at the officer and refused to move, according to documents.

gary woodburyWoodbury then pushed Joshua Gallegos, one of the reserves, from behind, it states. When the officer asked Woodbury to leave, the former DA reportedly used more obscene language.

A sheriff’s detective later asked Woodbury if he had pushed Gallegos, to which Woodbury admitted that he had, court documents state.

Woodbury was never arrested in connection to the incident.

A person who commits battery on a person who “possesses some or all of the powers of a peace officer” can be charged with a gross misdemeanor under Nevada law.

When the corrupt Courts don’t work in America (and especially Nevada) …Always have a “Plan B”

Because Justice comes in many forms…

Always have a “Plan B” when corrupt Cops, corrupt DAs and corrupt Judges violate your rights and destroy your life. Always.

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FUDGING THE NUMBERS TO LOOK GOOD: Carson Shitty’s crime rate is at its lowest point in 20 years, but Sheriff Ken Furlong says that doesn’t mean there aren’t challenges coming in 2015.

Carson City Sheriff Kenny FurlongCarson City’s crime rate is at its lowest point in 20 years, but Sheriff Ken Furlong says that doesn’t mean there aren’t challenges coming in 2015.

“The community crime reported was at its lowest ever in 2013 and we came into Dec. 4 percent below that.”

He said homicides, rapes, robberies are all down and the total value of property stolen in 2014 was less than $1 million, “for the first time in I don’t know how long.”

By comparison, that number was $1.7 million in 2012 and $1.2 million in 2013.

“That’s enormously significant,” he said.

He said the way to combat the rising number of burglaries is to focus on “the druggies.”

The number of robberies, he said, “I can’t talk about that without meth coming to mind.”

“Meth still has a very strong hold on Carson City,” he said.

He said the department has gotten a much better handle on the drug problem and drug-related crime in the past few years.

“We’ve got the druggies scared,” he said.

To keep them that way, Furlong said he created a new Special Enforcement Team headed by Sgt. Dan Gonzales to keep the pressure on.

That team, he said, will focus its efforts in areas where drug problems occur and on known users.

“I want to focus very heavily on it in the coming year,” he said. “When special enforcement goes down, crime goes up. When drug arrests are declining, crime is increasing.”

Furlong said residents themselves can help greatly — especially with the increasing number of daytime burglaries.

“That’s where the community can serve us best because they know what belongs in their neighborhood,” he said.

He said that means, if something doesn’t look right it probably isn’t right. Call the sheriff’s department.

Furlong said even though the numbers are better than ever, there are a couple of things he sees in the 2014 statistics that concern him — especially the number of juvenile runaways and arrests his deputies have made. Juvenile arrests, he said, are up 30 percent.

“I see so much positive but these two flags stand out,” he said.

He said his people, school district officials and juvenile officials are all trying to figure out what’s going on. He said about problems with juveniles — “that’s a significant indicator of what’s going on in our community.”

“When we’re looking at those juveniles, you’re looking at the future,” he said.

He said he plans to send more officers to area schools to help build relationships with students and adults.

Relationships and trust in the community, Furlong said are vital to his department’s success.

“We have to have a level of trust in order to function in the community,” he said.

But he said recent national events involving law enforcement “have derailed relationships across the country.”

“What we don’t want is people afraid to call us,” he said.

After drug-related crimes, Furlong said the big problem for his deputies is assaults. As of the end of November, there had been 695 assaults in 2014.

But contrary to what many think, he said it’s not the downtown bar scene.

“That’s not an accurate statement,” he said. “The bulk of them are in homes, domestic batteries.”

He said area bar operators have been making a serious effort to reduce the problems in their establishments. He pointed to the new owners of Remedy’s saying they promised to make changes “and they’ve turned it around.”

Furlong’s simple advice to area residents: “Stop hitting each other and stay away from the drugs and we can have a great 2015.”

Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Hey Goodbye “NAG” Catherine Cortez Masto, Washoe DA “Dirty Dick” Gammick and Corrupt Carson City DA Neil “The Nutsack” Romardo

There corrupt “Nevada licensed criminals” are out of office in 2015…

Former Nevada AG (“NAG”) Catherine Cortez Masto

Former Washoe County DA Dick Gammick

Former Carson City DA Neil Rombardo

New, bigger and improved NAG Catherine Cortez Masto protest sign

New, bigger and improved Catherine Cortez Masto protest sign

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Neil “Nutsack” Rombardo

Dick Gammick

Dick Gammick

Opinion: Its not about about Race, It is about Abuse of Power

nevada is a police stateOn July 17, a gentle giant was choked to death in New York City for the heinous crime of selling cigarettes on a street corner, and non-aggressively resisting arrest. And the killer was exonerated.

Eric Garner was surrounded by four New York City policemen, and was attempting to talk to them. If the officers had simply informed Mr. Garner that a store owner had complained of his activities in front of his store, and that he had to “move along,” the whole incident could have been resolved. Instead he was thrown to the ground in a choke-hold and hand-cuffed while one cop pressed his head to the concrete.

Mr. Garner repeatedly pleaded that he could not breathe. After which the cops stood over him and watched him die of cardiac arrest. The video of the incident showed Mr. Garner totally still and perhaps unconscious for many minutes. But evidently no-one gave a thought to apply CPR.

This wasn’t about race or discrimination or profiling. It was the abandonment of common sense. In my opinion, a man was sacrificed to prove the power of the state. It doesn’t matter whether the man was black or white. It matters terribly that he is dead because of a total abuse of power.

Where will embroiled former Carson City DA Neil Rombardo go now that he’s unemployed and unemployable

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Marena Works

Marena Works

Where will embroiled former Carson City DA Neil Rombardo go now that he’s unemployed and unemployable?

And the speculation of Neil Rombardo taking over Marena Works  job as Deputy City Manager.

What is it with these folks from the DAs office and wanting to be jacks of all trades. First Melanie Bruketta goes from Civil Deputy Chief in the DAs office to being the City’s HR director, to Rombardo somehow thinking being a failure of anything but a respectable and competent DA to being a Deputy City Manager.

Make him go and find a job in this tough job market like many of the 43 plus employees who left the DAs office under his watch had to.

Nick "The Dick" Marano - Carson City Manager

Nick “The Dick” Marano – Carson City Manager

What a slap in the face to those people who voted against having Krueger as their DA, and the people Rombardo has belittled and bullied over the years of his failed DA tenure. Nice way to do your research Marano. What a way to come in and change things from the status quo.

Let these folks see the real world struggle of how hard it is to find work, better yet, how hard it would be to go somewhere other than Carson City to get paid as much as they do.

Sure they might get paid more in Reno or Vegas, but there are way more people and a lot more headaches to deal with in those places. I am guessing Mark Krueger will be appointed Juvenile Court Master since Kristin Luis will takeover his position as Assistant DA come January 1st.

After all of the Shenanigans Rombardo and Krueger have engaged in over at the DA’s office, city administration still even considers putting them in another city position??!

Carson City Deputy city manager to lead senior center

John Barrette December 13, 2014

Marena Works, who was named deputy city manager in 2013, is moving to Carson City’s Senior Center.

She will become director there when Janice McIntosh retires next year. McIntosh, senior center director since March of 2000, is retiring in the spring from the center located at 911 Beverly St.

The announcement came Friday from City Manager Nick Marano in coordination with the senior center board. Works met with board members on Friday.

“They’re very happy with the discussion they had with her,” said Marano, noting there would be some overlap to smooth the transition. He anticipated Works would start at the center soon.

Works became deputy city manager in May 2013. Late that year she was named interim city manager when Larry Werner, who had been city manager for about six years, retired. She was the interim during a search for Werner’s replacement. She returned to deputy status when Marano was hired to take over city staff and head government executive operations at mid-year.

Word Works is moving to the senior center came just a day after the city manager said he would have Michael Salogga, city business development manager, take on additional roles and move into the city manager’s office. Salogga will continue with development matters, handle internal communications, in part to shift from paper documents to electronic messaging and retrieval, and will work on a LEAN management efficiency initiative.

Marano said for the present, he will do without a deputy city manager.

Offices of the city’s four supervisors also are being moved across Proctor Street to the Business Resource Innovation Center (BRIC), which is just northeast of City Hall and is where Salogga has been located, but Marano said full details about the various changes at City Hall and the BRIC still are being sorted out.

Works, who earned a master’s in nursing and public health in 2007 and a bachelor’s in nursing 12 years earlier, serves on the Nevada Public Health Foundation Board and the University of Nevada Reno School of Community Health Sciences Advisory Board. She holds certification in public/community health nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and has an endorsement as a school nurse in Nevada.

She was Carson City’s director of Health and Human Services before she became deputy city manager under Werner.

She headed the city’s HHS office since 2008 and before that, she served at HHS as clinic manager.

Works was chief school nurse for the Carson City School District from 2001 until 2005. She also has worked in both pediatrics and hospice nursing roles.

During her tenure as both deputy and interim city manager, Works spearheaded a months long drive to put on this year’s Nevada 150 Fair at Fuji Park and Fairgrounds. which was a signature event during the Silver State’s Sesquicentennial celebration. After the late July and early August fair, she won kudos from the Board of Supervisors, as well as virtually everyone involved, for her role in making it successful.

 

NV Appeal: Woodbury believes his team can strengthen Carson City District Attorney’s office

Incoming District Attorney Jason Woodbury says there are a lot of things the office has been doing right but that he believes there are improvements to be made.

He said the two key assistants he is hiring will help him do just that.

Kristin Luis, who will handle the criminal side of the effort, served in the office more than 10 years before she was appointed juvenile master four years ago. Adriana Fralick, Woodbury’s chief civil appointee, has a history just as long in positions with the Attorney General’s office and her current job as secretary of the Gaming Commission and Gaming Control Board. In the past, she also served the ethics commission and as Gov. Jim Gibbons’ legal counsel.

“I could not have picked two better people,” Woodbury said. “Their qualifications and how they relate to people, they get the most out of their people and they do it in the right way.”

Woodbury said much more will be firmed up once he takes office but that he and his two lieutenants are already looking closely at the operation.

“The objective is to improve the quality of work that comes out of the DA’s office,” Woodbury said. “I’m going to say that’s not necessarily easy because they’re doing good quality work now.”

One area he said that isn’t going away is the witness and victim services unit that was greatly enhanced under outgoing DA Neil Rombardo.

“We’re going to work to improve the operation of what’s there,” Woodbury said.

But he said there’s room to do better, improving relations with the Carson City Sheriff’s Office and with the district court and justice court judges.

On the civil side, Woodbury said things have been “managed very well.” He said retiring chief civil deputy Randy Munn “by all accounts he’s done a really good job for the city so I wouldn’t be looking to make drastic changes.”

Those statements contrast with his comments before the election in which he pointed to a lack of professionalism in the office, especially “bickering” between the DA’s staff and the public defender’s office.

On the civil side, Woodbury said there are major issues the city needs to confront and fix, the biggest of which is Clear Creek Road. That two-lane road runs parallel to Highway 50 up Spooner Summit, splitting the Carson City-Douglas County line. It has traditionally been a very rural area but increasing urban development has raised a number of questions that must be resolved, he said.

“I’m looking at the DA’s office to take the lead role in Clear Creek,” Woodbury said. “Something’s got to be done. The situation up there is deteriorating day-by-day.”

Overall, he said staffing is adequate for the office but that an investigator’s position now vacant nearly a year must be filled.

Woodbury said a key issue for him will fall to Fralick — ethics and the open meeting law.

“We want to make that a priority in the office, one of the most important functions we perform,” Woodbury said.

He said in an earlier interview that he had no real desire to be in politics but that, “it struck me Carson City could be better served.”

source: http://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/14344520-113/woodbury-office-carson-attorney

Carson City Taxpayers owe over $152 million for “stuff” and instead of looking for ways to reduce costs and live within our means, our Board is looking for ways to raise taxes, and bond and spend more.

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A YULE TIDE BLOG…
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If you were hoping Santa was going to bring us something wonderful for Christmas, don’t look at December 18th’s agenda for the Board of Supervisors. John Barrette of the Nevada Appeal did the obligatory glossy treatment, giving highlights to the impending negotiations between the law enforcement collective bargaining units and the Board for raises.

See the original story (and comments) here: http://www.carsoncitypolitics.com/board-of-supervisors/yule-tide-blog

Frankly, the Sheriff’s Office is the one City entity that consistently proves its worth on a daily basis. The Office remains on the top-heavy side but Carson City is still a safer place to live than many other places and that’s worth the money we pay. money blackhole

Amongst the agenda laundry list was yet another sole source contract, this time by Parks and Recreation for $63,250, for an unspecified amount of food and beverages, for an unspecified purpose. With the unusual sloppy staff work permitted by City Manager Nick Marano, we could be buying one giant hot dog and a soda, or just stocking up on Pop Rocks in case there’s a shortage. Is it worth dragging your self down to the Community Center to engage in public comment on the subject? Probably not. It won’t change the fact that we’re buying unspecified commodities from the vendor who faces no competition. Unless you’re a potential competitor, no one on the Board will likely stifle a yawn as this agenda item sails through. Not saying we’re not getting good value for the money but the sole source contract has become a tool of lazy convenience by City Staff and without the details in the supporting documents, you and I will never know.

The 800 pound elephant on the agenda was the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. It’s a beast of a document and unless you’re an accountant, reading it will make your eyes glaze over and most likely cure insomnia…until you get to the part about our debt. On page 4J, the audit reports that we have a total bonded outstanding debt of $152,836,828.

In that report the city has various lawsuits that can substantially increase this debt by millions.

CARSON CITY NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS JUNE 30, 2014

C. CONTINGENT LIABILITIES
The City is a defendant in various lawsuits. Although the outcome of these lawsuits is not determinable, it is the opinion of the District Attorney, the City’s counsel, that resolution of these matters will not have a material adverse effect on the financial condition of the City.  

 

And on the subject of never knowing…the recent “reassignment” of Marina Works from Deputy City Manager to Director of the Senior Citizens Center answers the Moass Adams question about what a Deputy City Manager is supposed to do. Lacking a good answer, she’s moved herself to a position with less visibility. Given Works’ underwhelming performance as Acting City Manager and then Deputy City Manager, her absence at City Hall is likely to achieve little notice. Hiding out at the Senior Center may be more within her skill set but if the City ever get its “pay for performance” plan figured out, we’re likely due a refund on this one. money burning

The downtown Commercial Area Vitalization District update will also be presented. The plan is to outline the progress of unifying the major property owners to decide what Carson Street businesses will pay for maintenance of the renovated areas. Look for dissent from smaller business and those who won’t benefit from the scheme. Then look for the larger properties to make those people irrelevant. No doubt about it, the downtown will be different in the coming years and it should surprise no one when the little guys are forced out.

The 800 pound elephant on the agenda was the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. It’s a beast of a document and unless you’re an accountant, reading it will make your eyes glaze over and most likely cure insomnia…until you get to the part about our debt. On page 4J, the audit reports that we have a total bonded outstanding debt of $152,836,828. Details specifying what this debt is for start on page 34. Details matter but there’s nothing anyone who lives on a budget will understand about how our City owes over $152 million for “stuff” and instead of looking for ways to reduce costs and live within our means, our Board is looking for ways to raise taxes, and bond and spend more. If Christmas is lean around your house this year (and it is for many of us), there are things on this list that are needed but more than a few that are not. This is debt we leave for our children’s future and as they grow and look for cities with better opportunities and lower costs of living, this is part of the reason they don’t stay here. As most of us have learned growing up, just because you have good credit doesn’t mean you should use it.

So now that we’re all depressed…the shenanigans at City Hall should provide more than enough sadistic entertainment for the next few weeks. (Better than watching the Hallmark Channel.) Marano claims to want to leave the Deputy City Manager position vacant while he continues to tout his LEAN management philosophy. Apparently this acronym stands for “Less Effective Administration Now” and we suspect the vacant position will be filled…in January when a newly unemployed DA is looking for a job.

Here’s hoping you have a merry Christmas and that we all have a better new year! Don’t forget those among us who are less fortunate.

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Nick Marano

JOHN H. DECEMBER 15, 2014 AT 6:28 AM
Musical chairs at the city. Hire incompetent people behind closed doors, they show their incompetence so the community can see, the public shows discontent with their performance or behavior, the city moves them to another position high paying position. Sounds about right. To me, if a person takes a job, they should do so knowing that if it doesn’t work, they will have to either apply for another position in an OPEN process within the agency they currently work, or go somewhere else. The switching around of these HIGHER UPs, just gives people on the outside of the city out who are qualified and looking for work no hope when it comes to gaining employment in carson city. Just look at the last few appointments. Joel Dunn, the library director, Marena works, so forth and so on. I am all for upward mobility within an office, but must we continue to engage in nation wide searches which cost money to hire consultants to conduct, just to hire what is already here in our backyard??? Marano was the exception here, I believe Stacy Giomi was the real choice of the board, but since the public was watching, and since the board had been called out for having a home town and good ole boy bias, they needed to show they were fair in their process of appointments when they knew the public was really watching. Marano got lucky and just was in the right place at the right time.NEIL ROMBARDO TAKES IT UP THE ASS

On to the Marena situation. So were there not any other qualified individuals with actually experience running a senior center who might have wanted to throw their name in the hat for the job Marano so leniently handed Marena Works? Guess we will never know. Should the current Director of Health and Human Serices be worried about Marena somehow overthrowing her to go back to her old position if this new position doesn’t work out for her? I can’t say for sure, but if it were me in Aker’s spot, I would be a little nervous. We have seen that the city (Marano)will do whatever he feels necessary to suit his agenda, then take it to the board for the rubber stamp.

And the speculation of Neil Rombardo taking over Marena’s job as Deputy City Manager. What is it with these folks from the DAs office and wanting to be jacks of all trades. First Melanie Bruketta goes from Civil Deputy Chief in the DAs office to being the City’s HR director, to Rombardo somehow thinking being a failure of anything but a respectable and competent DA to being a Deputy City Manager. Make him go and find a job in this tough job market like many of the 43 plus employees who left the DAs office under his watch had to. Let these folks see the real world struggle of how hard it is to find work, better yet, how hard it would be to go somewhere other than Carson City to get paid as much as they do. Sure they might get paid more in Reno or Vegas, but there are way more people and a lot more headaches to deal with in those places. I am guessing Mark Krueger will be appointed Juvenile Court Master since Kristin Luis will takeover his position as Assistant DA come January 1st. After all of the Shenanigans Rombardo and Krueger have engaged in over at the DA’s office, city administration still even considers putting them in another city position??! What a slap in the face to those people who voted against having Krueger as their DA, and the people Rombardo has belittled and bullied over the years of his failed DA tenure. Nice way to do your research Marano. What a way to come in and change things from the status quo……..
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DECEMBER 15, 2014 AT 10:59 AM
WOW – Maybe the title on the story should be “Carson City Taxpayers owe over $152 million for “stuff” and instead of looking for ways to reduce costs and live within our means, our Board is looking for ways to raise taxes, and bond and spend more.”
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DECEMBER 15, 2014 AT 11:06 AM
The new DA (Jason Woodbury) should charge the old DA (Neil Rombardo and his corrupt sidekick Mark Krueger) with an array of criminal complaints for the clear civil rights violations carried out under that regime. Perhaps a grand jury if there is one in Carson City… Rombardo and Krueger were criminals themselves.

Meet the new boss …Same as the old boss? Who is Adriana Fralick Chief Deputy District Attorney in the Civil Division of the Carson City District Attorney’s office?

Carson City DA-elect Woodbury names Adriana Fralick as chief deputy of Civil Division

Carson City District Attorney-Elect Jason Woodbury today announced he will appoint Adriana Fralick to serve as Chief Deputy District Attorney in the Civil Division of the District Attorney’s office.

“I am very pleased to have someone of Adriana’s caliber step in to lead the civil division,” said Woodbury in a news release. “Her experience and background — especially with ethics and the Open Meeting Law — make Adriana a perfect match for the position.”

Ms. Fralick was raised in northern Nevada and graduated from the University of Nevada with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication, and earned her juris doctor degree from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

“It is an honor to be chosen by Jason to serve the people of Carson City. I look forward to working with the Board of Supervisors, city commissions and department staff on issues important to the citizens,” said Fralick.

Lawyers, Guns & Money: David Houston interviews Jason Woodbury, candidate for Carson City District Attorney

Kaempfer Crowell - Jason D. Woodbury

Carson City DA Jason D. Woodbury

Ms. Fralick is presently the Executive Secretary of the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission. She previously served as Legal Counsel to the Nevada Commission on Ethics, General Counsel to Governor Jim Gibbons and Assistant General Counsel to the Nevada Public Utilities Commission. Ms. Fralick also served as a member of the State Board of Education for two years from 2010-2012.

Fralick will replace outgoing Chief Deputy Randal Munn, who is retiring in December. Of Munn, Woodbury said, “Everyone in the City has appreciated the high level of service Randy provides. I join all those who wish him the best in retirement.”

“Won’t Get Fooled Again”

We’ll be fighting in the streets
With our children at our feet
And the morals that they worship will be gone
And the men who spurred us on
Sit in judgement of all wrong
They decide and the shotgun sings the songI’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
We don’t get fooled againThe change, it had to come
We knew it all along
We were liberated from the fold, that’s all
And the world looks just the same
And history ain’t changed
‘Cause the banners, they are flown in the next warI’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
We don’t get fooled again
No, no!I’ll move myself and my family aside
If we happen to be left half alive
I’ll get all my papers and smile at the sky
Though I know that the hypnotized never lie
Do ya?There’s nothing in the streets
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
And the parting on the left
Are now parting on the right
And the beards have all grown longer overnight

I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
We don’t get fooled again
Don’t get fooled again
No, no!

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss

MUST READ: With the city’s dismal record involving Grand Juries and the lethargy of state and federal agencies seemingly unresponsive to citizen complaints, Woodbury and Fralick more than have their work cut out for them. The problem will not be what to do but where to start.

Regime Change Mark Krueger defeated Congratulations to the new Carson City DA Jason Woodbury

CC POLITICS: Amazingly enough, the Nevada Appeal interview of the candidates for Carson City District Attorney revealed…nothing we didn’t already know. Although both candidates spoke to the high turnover of personnel in the DA’s office, Mark Kruger spoke to personnel seeking “better” jobs elsewhere for reasons of higher pay and broader opportunities, while Jason Woodbury focused on a poor work environment and leadership issues.

Adriana Guzman Fralick bio

2012: Adriana Fralick, state Board of Education candidate, District 2

  • Adriana Fralick, state Board of Education candidate, District 2

    Adriana Fralick

  • District: 2

Age: 43

Hometown: Ajijic, Mexico (grew up in Sparks, Nevada)

Occupation: I have served as a public lawyer for the State of Nevada since 2005, including for the Governor, the Ethics Commission, and the Public Utilities Commission. I am currently employed by the Gaming Control Board.

Family: I live in Reno with my husband David Fralick and our two school-aged children. My mother and two sisters live in California and I have a brother who lives in Texas. I have 16 nieces and nephews, most of them live and attend school in Washoe County

Endorsements: family and friends; Associated General Contractors; Barbara Vucanovich, former Member of Congress, 2nd District, Nevada; Mark E. Amodei, Member of Congress, 2nd District, Nevada; Kevin C. Melcher, Regent, University System of Higher Education, District 8; Stacy Woodbury, Member, Nevada P-16 Advisory Council; Patricia Cafferata, former Nevada State Treasurer and former state assemblywoman

Political party affiliation: Republican

Website: http://www.adrianafralick.com

Questions:

How would you improve graduation rates state-wide?

By focusing on core subjects (English, math, reading and science) so that students have a solid foundation, including rigorous literacy programs in grades 1 through 3 – students must read by third grade; by identify failing students and working with them and their families; by rewarding good teachers; and by rewarding the students that graduate.

What is the most important school issue facing your district?

With Clark County School District as the country’s fifth largest, it’s often the focal point. However, each district is unique and a one-size fits all system won’t work. Northern Nevada’s school districts must be fairly represented and particularly in the coming legislative session when funding and reforms will be considered.

Many Nevada school districts face budget cuts in the coming school year. How do you at the state level plan to improve student education and preserve recent gains while balancing diminishing budget resources?

Each school district must be empowered with authority and flexibility to do what works best for its students. The State Board must bring together school boards, administrators, teachers, parents and students to create a collaborative system to exchange information, share resources and develop strategies to improve our education system statewide.

Letter: Former Carson City DA supports Woodbury

NEIL ROMBARDO TAKES IT UP THE ASSNeil Rombardo, the outgoing district attorney, submitted an opinion letter to Carson Now on October 10, supporting the candidacy of his assistant, Mark Krueger, for D.A. in Carson City. His letter briefly praises Krueger for his work experience and attention to crime victims. He then proceeds to criticize the other candidate for D.A., Jason Woodbury, through ad hominem attacks upon the people who support his election. Every first-year law student learns that engaging in personal attacks upon another person or his friends, instead of challenging that person’s ideas or principles, is very popular, but both illogical and somewhat sleazy.

Unfortunately, such attacks have become very popular with Mr. Rombardo and his favored candidate. For instance, the letter asserts a defense attorney supporting Jason Woodbury violated a court no-contact order (the district judge ruled it was unintentional), and another was recently charged (not convicted) for a drunken altercation with a police officer. He asks, “Do the people of Carson City want their District Attorney elected by these types of defense lawyers?” That is classic ad hominem nonsense, folks. Let’s look at some facts in evaluating who is the best choice for Carson’s next D.A.

Mark Krueger Carson City, Nevada

Mark Krueger Carson City, Nevada

The Nevada Appeal on October 2 reported that the Nevada Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the dismissal of 12 felony counts of sexual assault and lewdness upon two children under age 14 at the time of the alleged offenses. The Supreme Court ruled that the district judge properly dismissed the charges because the lead prosecutor (who was Mark Krueger) failed to make diligent efforts to determine the dates of the alleged offenses, a constitutional violation of the Sixth and 14th Amendments and a statutory violation of NRS 173.075, which requires that crimes be charged with reasonable specificity. The case is State of Nevada v. Jefferey David Volosin, Case No. 64082 (opinion filed September 29, 2014), for those who wish to read it for themselves.

The Supreme Court’s order in this case noted that the initial case investigation was done by South Lake Tahoe police detectives, and charges were brought in that jurisdiction. The matter was forwarded to Carson City police authorities because the two girls made allegations of sexual abuse occurring years earlier, in Carson City. The lead prosecutor, Mark Krueger, filed Carson City criminal charges without conducting any additional investigation. Here’s what the Court said: “The report arising from the California investigation was forwarded to the Carson City Sheriff’s Department, but the Carson City District Attorney appears to have filed the information without performing any independent investigation.” (Order of Affirmance, p. 6). The Court added: “Indeed, the State appears to have failed to even interview the victims who were, at that point, eighteen and fifteen years old, and presumably more capable of conveying useful information than younger victims would be.” (Order, p. 8).

Mark Krueger Carson City district attorney scandal

Mark Krueger Carson City district attorney scandal

When the public defender lawers representing Volosin objected on constitutional and statutory grounds to the lack of effort given to determining the dates of the alleged offenses, District Judge James Wilson had to agree. He also found the charging document was deficient because it charged multiple crimes in each count (Order, p.2). However, the judge gave the prosecution the opportunity to amend the charging document with more specific dates of the allegations, and to separate multiple charges. Mr. Krueger, apparently confident that Judge Wilson was wrong about the law, flatly refused to do this. So, all the charges were dismissed before trial, and the State appealed. The three-judge panel of the Supreme Court unanimously agreed with the district court judge, and the case remains dismissed with prejudice. Mr. Rombardo says he is planning an appeal to a full panel of the Supreme Court. Do that. Please.

Here is another factual circumstance to consider in evaluating fitness for the D.A. job: a lawsuit Mark Krueger filed in Lyon County, as a deputy D.A., against Lyon County and its county commissioners. This is Case CI 22576 in the Third District Court, which was initiated in August, 2012. At that time, Krueger was a senior deputy D.A. in Lyon County. He brought a civil lawsuit as the attorney of record for various county elected officials and employees, including himself, against the county commissioners in a salary dispute over the county commissioners’ decision to freeze merit pay increases. Anyone see a problem with this? Lyon County, and its commissioners, is the client of the D.A.– in the real world, you can’t sue your own client!

A senior district judge, appointed from outside the area to avoid conflicts of interest or bias, ruled that Nevada law (NRS 244.235 and NRS 252.180) prohibits a district attorney from filing a claim against the county for which he is legal counsel, and NRS 252.120 prohibits a district attorney or deputy from representing persons suing the county for which he is the legal counsel (Order, by Senior District Judge Charles McGee, filed October 23, 2012, pages 1-2). The court order dismissed the lawsuit because of the statutory prohibitions against a district attorney or deputy suing his client county. The court’s final sentence in the Order reads: “On any re-filing, Attorney Krueger shall not act as counsel unless he shows this Court a clearance for such representation from Nevada Bar counsel.” (Order, p. 2).

The Lyon County Commissioners had to retain outside legal counsel to represent them in this lawsuit: Madelyn Shipman, of Laxalt & Nomura, Ltd., in Reno. Krueger tried to defend his actions by saying he left his employment to join the Carson D.A.’s office on August 22, 2012. However, the demand upon the county was made the previous July 31, and the lawsuit was filed August 9, while he was a deputy D.A., in violation of NRS 244.235, 252.120 and 252.180.

I am mindful that the election is fast approaching, and that it is easy to take unsubstantiated pot-shots. Therefore, I am enclosing with this letter to the editor electronic copies of the Supreme Court’s 11-page Order upholding the dismissal of child sexual abuse charges in the Volosin case, and the 2-page dismissal of Krueger’s 2012 lawsuit against his own client, Lyon County.

I expect to be criticized as another low-life defense attorney supporting Jason Woodbury. I will admit, proudly, to being a defense attorney in Carson City for the past 6 years. On the other hand, I also served 25 years in the D.A.’s Office, 21 of them as the elected district attorney. As the D.A., I respected the role of the defense bar in the criminal justice system, and counted many of them among my friends, and, indeed, as my supporters during five elections. I served at least three terms as president of the Nevada District Attorney’s Association, taught police academy P.O.S.T. classes for many years, and was given the William Raggio Prosecutor of the Year Award by my peers in 2006. I believe I’m entitled to my informed opinion that Jason Woodbury should be elected as our next District Attorney, and I hope you will agree with me.

Noel Waters
Nevada State Bar #48
Carson City resident since 1962.

With the city’s dismal record involving Grand Juries and the lethargy of state and federal agencies seemingly unresponsive to citizen complaints, Woodbury and Fralick more than have their work cut out for them. The problem will not be what to do but where to start.

CARSON CITY POLITICS
THE IGNORANCE OF ONE VOTER IN A DEMOCRACY IMPAIRS THE SECURITY OF ALL. ~JFK

WHY DON’T HE WRITE?

by CC POLITICS

In a scene from Dances With Wolves, a trail guide and Kevin Costner come across the body of a would be western frontier settler killed by an arrow and the guide says “Somebody back east is asking “Why don’t he write?” Recently I was asked this same question and since I’m not shot full of arrows (yet), I really have no excuse. Carson City Politics had over 300 readers before the election and most were disappointed in the outcome for Ward 1. We can blame the election outcome on poor voter turn out, political inexperience of a new candidate, imbalance of financial resources, the poor support provided by the local Republican party, John Barret’s lopsided reporting and editorial, or any other explanation that will always sound like sour grapes. None of which really matters now and none of which will fix what ails our city government or help us prepare a future now mired in certain debt.

Kaempfer Crowell - Jason D. Woodbury

Carson City DA Jason D. Woodbury

With still two months before the Supervisor for Ward 3 changes hands, the present board appears deadly serious about ensuring some major spending gets set in stone before Lori Bagwell takes the oath. Bagwell’s more than cozy relationship with Karen Abowd during the campaign and her inability to articulate a clear platform until very late in the game leads more than one observer to question whether we will see any real change in the current rubber stamp board activities when she finally takes her seat.

Bagwell may truly be the “fiscal hawk” she claimed to be during her campaign but she’ll have to take a stand on some tough issues as Supervisor, unlike the dodge ball game she played on the Redevelopment Committee during the campaign.

On the upside, District Attorney elect Jason Woodbury is showing great promise, and his selection of Adriana Fralick as the Chief of the Civil Division is also a good sign. Even the most naive among us can see that both have an uphill battle to fix an office that at times has been more than remiss in discharging its responsibilities when it comes to City government. Ethical quandaries abound, including Board members benefiting from recent decisions, favoritism with non-profits, contracts with the statement of work defined by the contractor, and a municipal golf course being run like a good ole boys club with no real oversight. With the city’s dismal record involving Grand Juries and the lethargy of state and federal agencies seemingly unresponsive to citizen complaints, Woodbury and Fralick more than have their work cut out for them. The problem will not be what to do but where to start.

Adriana Fralick carson city DA

Adriana Fralick carson city DA Chief of the Civil Division

Rumors abound regarding if or when the animal shelter will be built given the emphasis on the downtown (and now the 3rd Street) project. No one seems to have noticed that in less than six months, the least important of the sales tax increase projects has become the first to be addressed. As the price tag for the downtown continues to increase with only token investment from business owners, anyone who objects to this debt ridden plan is immediately “immaterial” as stated by Barrette in a recent editorial. Who will pay for it for the next 30 years is not. Frequently heard is the argument that “it’s only a 1/8 of cent tax increase. Quit whining.” The fact is that today it’s $13 million in debt (the note for which is 30 years) and that’s only a portion of the cost of the projects. The parts still missing are the expanding requirements for the Community Center and more frightening, Abowd’s likely taxpayer funded plan for the “arts.” Still likely is a bailout plan for the existing businesses that will be impacted by the Carson Street construction. Given the Board’s previous willingness to hand out checks, we should not be surprised when taxpayers fork over money to business owners on Carson Street who will incur less street traffic during the construction; after all it’s only money. And what of the Hyatt plan? Appearing more and more like a political stunt, Mac Company’s website provides nothing new and Barrette never corrected his accusation that Helget spilled the beans. Abowd’s mythical “area behind the Nugget” was never exposed as truth or lie…perhaps only her hairdresser knows for sure.

What has this to do with the animal shelter? Out of sight, out of mind. After neutering the resolve of CASI leadership (which evolved into “we’ll support anything if it gets us a shelter”) during the campaign and creating the contract with the Nevada Humane Society, we’ve seen little progress. NHS used a goodly part of its newfound city money to mail an obviously expensive glossy newsletter announcing their agenda, which specifically does not include enforcement. Having a “no kill shelter” is an admirable humane activity but since giving over responsibility for animal services, complaints (including dog bites), receive little, if any, investigative response and commercial enforcement is non-existent. Animals endure deplorable conditions in at least one pet store in town but NHS cannot and will not do anything about it. City Manager Nick Marano’s failed experiment in animal welfare charity has resulted in the taxpayers funding the protection of feral cat colonies, zero ability to monitor NHS staff (which now includes a former city employee terminated for cause), and a lack of integration with other local animal welfare organizations. Not to mention an inmate count of roughly 18 dogs and some cats, some which are the beneficiaries of a charitable donation and now cannot be located. Even by “Common Core” arithmetic standards, $700,000 to take care of 25 or so animals doesn’t add up.

All this pales in comparison to the real nightmare before Christmas. Of recent discussion is the rumor that Mayor Bob Crowell will resign in the spring leaving a host of unpleasant options regarding his replacement and a subsequent Board appointment. If Crowell really cares about his legacy, there are no easy decisions but given his financial support for Karen Abowd’s campaign and her status as Mayor pro tem, maybe that decision has already been made. Or maybe this is just a rumor that keeps us awake at night.

So…where are we after all of this? We’re here in Carson City where dissenting views to the “tax and debt” mentality may not be popular but are still necessary. Carson City Politics is a personal blog and will continue to provide commentary whenever the mood strikes. Sour grapes may be on the diet for at least the near future but at least we’re not laying in the prairie stuck full of arrows and unable to write.

CC Politics: Yesterday in the Nevada Appeal, a candidate for District Attorney Mark Krueger, made his case” (pun no doubt intended) to become Carson City’s next District Attorney. Krueger urges us not to be confused by “attorney rhetoric” and provides three paragraphs supporting his campaign.

PRIDE GOETH BEFORE THE FALL

Yesterday in the Nevada Appeal, a candidate for District Attorney Mark Krueger, made his case” (pun no doubt intended) to become Carson City’s next District Attorney. Krueger urges us not to be confused by “attorney rhetoric” and provides three paragraphs supporting his campaign.

In the first, Krueger attempts to diminish the importance of the “sheriff’s Supervisor Association” by claiming the group is not representative of the majority of city law enforcement and does not include the Sheriff or the Deputies Association. Still…

It is the next paragraph that makes Krueger’s case, or rather, makes the case against him. In this paragraph he speaks to appealing the Volosin case to State Appeals Court because otherwise “the bar for detail will be too high.” A review of what little public record there is on the case and the statements from supporters and detractors reveals more than just Krueger’s need to ensure the bar is not raised too high. It indicates that Krueger was told what needed to be done to make a case ready for trial and instead decided to dig in and defend his decision. Judge Wilson likely didn’t ask Kruger to take the case back and fix the specific issues so that he could go play golf. He did it to help the City better make its case. And it is this demonstrable hubris and lack of sound judgment that gives us pause.

In the last paragraph, Krueger talks of conflict amongst the current and former DA, alluding to the endorsements both have provided.  And again asks that we not be distracted.

So…in the last best opportunity before election day, Krueger spends it defending his perhaps unwise decision to not follow guidance from a sitting judge and again belittles the opinions of his detractors, before stating, “I am the right candidate to fight for justice.” There’s that hubris and poor judgment again.

CC POLITICS: Amazingly enough, the Nevada Appeal interview of the candidates for Carson City District Attorney revealed…nothing we didn’t already know. Although both candidates spoke to the high turnover of personnel in the DA’s office, Mark Kruger spoke to personnel seeking “better” jobs elsewhere for reasons of higher pay and broader opportunities, while Jason Woodbury focused on a poor work environment and leadership issues.

LAWYERING UP

Mark Krueger Carson City, Nevada

Mark Krueger Carson City, Nevada

Amazingly enough, the Nevada Appeal interview of the candidates for Carson City District Attorney revealed…nothing we didn’t already know. Although both candidates spoke to the high turnover of personnel in the DA’s office, Mark Kruger spoke to personnel seeking “better” jobs elsewhere for reasons of higher pay and broader opportunities, while Jason Woodbury focused on a poor work environment and leadership issues.

Almost comical was Kruger stating that Woodbury seemed to be running against Neil Rombardo instead of him. Perhaps hoping that none of us will remember that it was Rombardo’s letter to the Appeal defending Kruger that gives the appearance of Kruger not running his own race. To his credit, most of the personnel issues occurred prior to Kruger’s tenure; however, Kruger’s website is bereft of substance that he can call his own.

On the subject of poor relations between the DA’s office and Public Defender’s office, both spoke to the importance of improvement. Under Rombardo, Kruger may well have been unable to change much and he’s spoken little to the issue. In contrast, Woodbury believes this is a problem which needs addressing and intends to do so.

While Kruger talked of improved cohesiveness within the DA’s office due to training efforts and a team approach to legal work, Woodbury still sees room for improvement. Woodbury also mentioned the need to provide sound legal advice to the Board of Supervisors, something that has obviously been lacking in recent contracts.

Being relatively evenly matched for legal experience though from different sides of the aisle, both have the skills to do the job. Having said that, Kruger seemed focused on finding fault with Woodbury while Woodbury spoke to the issues of the DA’s office though still noting improvements under Rombardo’s leadership.

In the conclusion, the Appeal objectively offered no differences or choice between the candidates. While one (Kruger) represents the perspective of a longtime government prosecutor, the other (Woodbury) comes from private practice in hopes of bringing positive change to Carson City. Even if motivation was the only factor, a candidate that wants change versus one that focuses on personalities makes this an easy choice.

4 THOUGHTS ON “LAWYERING UP”

WALTER OCTOBER 15, 2014 AT 8:42 PM
Although much of the turnover in the DA’s office took place before Krueger came, many employees have left since Krueger has been on board. I would challenge anyone to show me an instance where a young attorney just starting out can go to the AGs office and make more money in that office, as opposed to working for a county or city. Anyone in public service, and especially for the state, knows working for a county or city usually brings better pay and benefits. I think Krueger botched that explanation.

Krueger and Rombardo seem to be a package deal. To me, it seems as if Rombardo should have ran for re-election if he was so concerned about who his successor was going to be. Maybe Rombardo now realizes getting a job in this competitive job market isn’t so easy and is hopeful Krueger will win it all else fails. His constant campaigning for Krueger makes you wonder.

If Krueger really was about change and making his own way, he would encourage Rombardo to refrain from the negative campaigning and name calling on his behalf. Personally, the mudslinging turns me off. I’d like to know who Krueger and Rombardo get along with in their profession on a daily basis. From reading the local papers as the campaign season has progressed, the DA’s office has trouble getting along with other entities, and Woodbury’s endorsements support this view. The carson city Sheriff’s supervisory association has endorsed Woodbury, along with many of the private attorneys and defense attorneys in the area. Rombardo and Krueger seem to have adverse relationships with most except themselves. I don’t see how they are able to get anything done if they can’t work together with others. Maybe such is the reason for the high turnover rate in the office? Again, makes you wonder.

Krueger has done little to separate himself from Rombardo, which leads me to believe Rombardo is controlling Krueger’s campaign to some extent.

Woodbury has listed his endorsement on his webpage. Many of us are still waiting to hear who has endorsed Krueger. Maybe instead of being so negative in his campaign pitch, Krueger should tell us who his endorsements are and how he will do things differently than what he’s done over the last 2 years.
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YAHOO OCTOBER 15, 2014 AT 8:59 PM
Before Neil Rombardo became DA, Noel Waters was DA in Carson City for 21 years. He hired both Neil Rombardo and Jason Woodbury to be deputy DA’s under his watch. I read a letter in the opinion section of carsonnow.org that Mr. Waters wrote in support of Jason Woodbury for DA. He had some shocking information regarding both Rombardo and Krueger. I would encourage anyone on the fence about who to vote for in this election to read what Mr. Waters wrote.

Krueger isn’t the great attorney he claims to be, and Mr. Waters uses court cases and hard facts to confirm this.

In contrast, Rombardo, on the same blog, wrote a letter in favor of a Krueger where he really showed his true colors. He had no supporting documents or facts to support his claims. It seems as if neither Rombardo or a Krueger has any respect for anyone but themselves. They have attacked any and everyone they could, including Carson Tahoe hospital, the Public Defender’s Office, and other Woodbury endorsers, to make Woodbury look bad. Maybe these guys don’t get it. If they attack everyone out there, it doesn’t leave very many votes left for Krueger.
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CC POLITICS OCTOBER 15, 2014 AT 9:54 PM
The letters in the above comment can be found here:

http://carsonnow.org/reader-content/10/15/2014/letter-former-carson-city-da-supports-woodbury

http://carsonnow.org/reader-content/10/10/2014/letter-victims-should-be-priority-when-selecting-district-attorney
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THOMAS W. OCTOBER 16, 2014 AT 4:33 AM
After reading Rombardo’s letter supporting Krueger for DA, it seemed like it was more emotion driven than anything else. I guess I expected a better piece of writing from a sitting DA, and especially Rombardo since he comes across as overly confident in himself and his abilities. The letter seemed hurried, and not proof-read due to the grammatical and punctuation errors I observed throughout the piece. Maybe Rombardo should have taken more time to write a more clear and concise support letter, especially since his main goal seemed to be putting the letter out there for public consumption.

Many might say the letter was rushed, thus the reason for the rant-filled content. I beg to differ. Anyone following the David Stone trial (the trial Krueger just prosectuted and got a conviction for last Friday evening minutes before Rombardo posted his letter) knows the verdict came back and was given roughly between 6:30-7:00 PM on Friday October,10. Rombardo’s letter was posted to Carsonnow.org on the same date at 7:19 PM, some 30-45 minutes AFTER the verdict was given. That leads me to believe the letter was already prepared and ready to go, even befotr the verdict was given. So, a premeditated support letter for Krueger from his current boss, and that is the best penmanship Rombardo could display. Wow. Just wow.

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Without Board of Supervisors knowledge, Carson City DA pays Thorndal Armstrong Delk Balkenbush & Eisinger to defend against lawsuits filed by Ty Robben
The Carson City DA who also over sees the city’s civil legal matters hired Reno based Thorndal Armstrong Delk Balkenbush & Eisinger see thorndal.com without the approval of the Carson City board of supervisors.

In the past, an agenda item was placed on the BOS agenda and voted on. See minutes from 2001 where money was approved by the BOS for Thorndal here: http://www.carson.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=2719

FBI protest carson city courts

law-firm-thorndal-armstrong-delk-balkenbush-eisinger-a-professional-corporation-photo-1068674Carson City Taxpayers are now on the hook for possibly hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees as the fat lawyers at Thorndal Armstrong Delk Balkenbush & Eisinger suck off the pubic tit for more money.

Carson City District Attorney Neil Rombardo and Assistant DA Mark Krueger have circumvented the rules and laws to hire Reno law firm Thorndal Armstrong Delk Balkenbush & Eisinger to defend against civil lawsuits filed by Ty Robben. corruption

Normally, the DA who also handles civil matters for Carson City as well as criminal matters, would have to get approval from the Carson City Board of Supervisors. In this case, the DA office completely bypassed the approval and expenditure of public money.

The Carson City Board of Supervisors includes: Mayor Robert Crowell, Ward 1 Karen Abowd, Ward 2 Brad Bonkowski, Ward 3 John McKenna, Ward 4 Jim Shirk

See the related story:

On Your Side: City of Reno spends thousands on legal fees without council approval

Mark Krueger seems to be removing and disabling dissenting opinions on his You Tube and blogs… Krueger will not answer how much money was wasted on retaliatory legal action against Ty Robben and the Carson City Board of Supervisors (“BOS”) open meetings violations and how much  the Carson City taxpayers are paying the Reno law firm Thorndal, Armstrong, Delk, Balkenbush & Eisinger (“Thorndal”) which is estimated it the $10’s to $100’s of thousands of dollars. No BOS approval or oversight. The Carson City DA handles both criminal and civil matters for Carson City as Mark Krueger explains in the video. Here, the DA under Neil Rombardo and Mark Krueger’s watch, the have circumvented the BOS and are paying an outside law firm Thorndal potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars. This seems to also be a violation of the Nevada “Open Meetings Law” that Krueger’s competitor Jason Woodbury keeps saying is so important, along with transparency in the DA office.

On the transparency note, the Carson City DA office has refused to provide insight into their budget to allow for transparency! This seems to violate the Nevada “public records act”…

So there you go, one big epicenter of corruption in the Carson City DA office.

Mark Krueger appears on David Houston’s television show: Lawyers, Guns & Money

…Mark Krueger turned off the You Tube comments

Here are some comments from the new website called Carson City Politics

mark kruegerSEPTEMBER 30, 2014
A CASE FOR A LAWYER
by CC POLITICS
“If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.” –Charles Dickens

Last night, the League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada hosted another “debate” forum, this time for the candidates for Carson City District Attorney. Mark Kruger, currently a Deputy District Attorney, and Jason Woodbury, coming out of private practice to run for the first time for public office. Attendance was light and with only two candidates on deck, the session was over rather quickly. The League, once again, demonstrated that it knows how to get things done and this forum was no exception. Continue reading

CARSON CITY DA BLOWS IT AGAIN: Nevada Supreme Court upholds dismissal child sex case; critical of Carson City DA’s office

incompNevada Supreme Court upholds dismissal child sex case; critical of Carson City DA’s office Tuesday upheld the dismissal of child sex assault charges against Jeffrey Volosin.

District Attorney Neil Rombardo said his office would appeal the ruling by the three-judge panel, asking for an en banc hearing before all seven justices.

Volosin was charged in Dec., 2012 with 10 counts of sexual assault and two counts of lewdness with a child under age 14.

The victims, sisters, were both under age 10 when the alleged abuse began.

The Public Defender’s office challenged the charges saying the criminal information didn’t give a reasonable amount of detail as to when the crimes occurred for Volosin to defend himself against the charges.

The justices agreed saying exact times and places for the alleged assaults aren’t necessary but some indication of a time line of incidents is so the defendant can prepare a defense.

While the prosecution argued that time is not an element of the crime, District Judge James Wilson agreed the charges were so vague they violated the defendant’s 6th Amendment right to be informed of the nature of the actions against him and his 14th Amendment right to due process.

He gave the prosecutors time to file an amended set of charges but no new information was ever filed so Wilson dismissed the case with prejudice.

The DA’s office appealed but on Tuesday, the high court affirmed Wilson’s ruling, criticizing the prosecution for failing to properly investigate the case before filing any charges.

The charges originated from a separate investigation in South Lake Tahoe that turned up allegations the two girls were abused while living in Carson City. The report said the abuse continued from ages 7-9 in one case and from 6-15 in the other case.

Volosin faces an 11-count complaint filed by the El Dorado County District Attorney charging similar crimes including lewdness with a child and sex acts with a person under 16. He’s scheduled for a court appearance on those charges Oct. 27 in South Lake Tahoe.

California investigators turned the report over to the Carson City Sheriff’s Department but, according to the Supreme Court order, “the Carson City District Attorney appears to have filed the (charges) without performing any independent investigation.”

The situation was further complicated by the fact that, by the time the allegations surfaced, the girls were 18 and 15 years old.

“The entire investigation was performed by a California detective investigating crimes that occurred in his jurisdiction,” the decision states. “Any crimes that occurred in Carson City were not the focus of the California investigation.”

“Of particular note in this case is the glaring absence of an investigation into the abuse allegations by the state,” the ruling states adding Carson City investigators “failed to even interview the victims.”

“We conclude that the district court correctly held that the state’s charging document must allege sufficiently precise time frames to provide adequate notice to defendants,” the order concludes.

Rombardo said he believes the court “missed a significant issue.”

“The victims did testify at a preliminary hearing so why do we need an investigation by Nevada officials,” he asked.

Rombardo said he doesn’t understand why it would be necessary for Nevada investigators to interview the two girls, especially since, he said, interviewing the alleged victims again and again raises other legal issues.

“There’s case law out there through the United States federal court that if you question a child too much about this sort of thing, you’re basically leading the child to make these statements,” he said.

He said the final decision is up to the court, “but we’re at least going to ask them to consider that.”

The decision was written by Justices Kris Pickering, Ron Parraguirre and Nancy Saitta.

100 Year Old Robbery Victim Dies Before Sentencing in Carson City crime

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James Sorrentino

It was a crime that had people in northern Nevada shaking their heads.

See video here: http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/100-Year-Old-Robbery-Victim-Dies-Before-Sentencing-But-Will-Be-Heard-277677831.html

On the Memorial Day weekend, two men broke into the Carson City home of a 100 year old World War II veteran.

“I was awakened by two burglars who broke into my home,” James Sorrentino told KOLO 8 News Now the next day. “They wanted to know where the safe was.”

In fact, Sorrentino had no safe and very little cash, but the two men ransacked the home while he and his caretaker were held at gunpoint.

“He was a war survivor,” says v. ” He was not afraid during the incident. He was concerned for his caretaker. A true gentleman.”

The two men left with just $30 dollars from his wallet, a pocket watch and some Masonic rings.

Jordan Burkhart and Robert Hernandez were later arrested and charged with the crime.

Their case has moved swiftly through Carson City court, but not quick enough for the victim. James Sorrentino died Friday, one month shy of his 101st birthday and his chance to face Burkhart and Hernandez in court.

Still, on October 28th, when they are sentenced, he will be heard.

Before dying he learned the two men had pleaded guilty and he wrote a one page victim’s impact statement.

“I’m going to encourage the court that to have the statement read out loud,” says Krueger. “It’s succinct and it speaks directly from Mr. Sorrentino’s voice and the impact this crime had on him. They will be hearing his words.”

With an enhancement for a crime against the elderly, Burkhart and Hernandez are facing the possibility of 35 years behind bars.

Memorial services for Sorrentino, a major in the Army Air Corps and the U.S. Air Force, will be held October 10, 3 p.m. at the Veterans Cemetery in Fernley.


Corrupt Carson City DA candidate Mark Krueger, if elected, to hire current embattled DA Neil Rombardo as Assistant DA?

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I will be broke, no more bribes, so I need Mark to hire me as his assistant to keep the scheme going an to make sure my corruption is not found out by Jason Woodbury who may turn around and charge me under the RICO act. I’ll miss havign sex with my employees too… Now everyone know thanks to the interenets and google. Shit people google my name and see I had anal sex with a former deputy DA and then my wife divorced me. God damn. Now the blogs and all that shit. Fuck.

Many attorneys in the area believe that Krueger will turn around and give Rombardo a job if he is elected.

mark krueger

Neil is my BFF, I love him and I want to make sure he has a job to support his meth addiction. You know we get access to the “evidence vault” and poor Neil will be dope sick and unemployed.

Original Story with comments here: http://www.carsoncitypolitics.com/district-attorney/dull-dirt/

What a desperate attempt by Mark Krueger and Neil Rombardo to try and win votes in the upcoming election for District Attorney. How about doing some real work over there. I don’t see how these two guys ever made it to their current positions. The Board of Supervisors should be ashamed of themselves for giving these two guys the time of the day. Jason Woodbury should stand up and call these guys out for all of their buffoonery. Neil Rombardo is the biggest joke of a DA I think Nevada has ever witnessed.

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WAYNE SMITH
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 AT 12:54 AM
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I think Rombardo and Krueger together have made a mockery of the DA’s office and justice being served here in Carson City. Did anyone catch the pathetic misuse of taxpayer dollars at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting? Two months before the election, Rombardo and Krueger roll out this DAWG program, which provides a therapy dog to victims of “crimes of secrecy” as Krueger stated. Krueger stated that the Carson City DAs Office is the first prosecutorial entity in Nevada to use such a dog. He must have not done his research. Washoe County Juvenile Detention has been using a therapy dog for quite some time so Krueger’s assertion is incorrect. I’d like to see the research he’s on therapy dogs since he says he done quite a bit. His message sure wasn’t too convincing. I don’t doubt that having a therapy dog to comfort victims of crime is a good thing. However, considering the timing and the two people pushing this program, I don’t see it as nothing more but free campaign time. Rombardo seems to want Krueger to win really bad, and Krueger seems like he will do or say anything to become DA. Many attorneys in the area believe that Krueger will turn around and give Rombardo a job if he is elected. I personally am beginning to wonder if such is true. If this is the direction that justice is headed in our community, shame on the supervisors for supporting such silly and ales serving programs.

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THOMAS WHITE
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 AT 2:10 AM
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I would really like some information about the District Attorney’s race. Since your website is providing information regarding the politics in Carson City, this may be the forum that lets individuals freely (while respectfully) voice their opinions and knowledge about those running for election. I don’t think the citizens really understand and are aware of the constant turnover at the DA’s office under the current administration. It would be good to know about the past dealings of each candidate. I hear that the current assistant DA, Mark Krueger, actually sued his own board of County Commissioners during his time as Assistant DA in Lyon County because they refused to give employees in the DAs office a pay raise, although wages had been frozen for every County employee, regardless of department. Krueger has also run for Justice of the Peace and District Court Judge in Carson City and lost. I am not sure of his motive to become DA, other than to be in a position of power. I just think that some of these issues need to be brought to light so that voters can make a well informed decision come election time.

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BOB GARY
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 AT 2:12 AM
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Does Krueger plan on keeping Rombardo on his staff if he were to become DA? Many people would like to know this. Maybe “author” can look into this. Rombardo probably doesnt have anything lined up so the voters should know if Krueger would look out for his current boss or not.

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YAHOO
SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 AT 7:00 PM
My observations- Krueger is going to the media for every case outcome and sentence the DA’s office is involved with. It looks like a last ditch effort to get the people to vote for him. I don’t think Krueger should get any kudos because the outcomes of these cases are what they are. Doesn’t take much skill to convict someone who walks into a restaraunt and pulls out a gun in front of a group of customers.How about letting the public know who your endorsements are and how you will do things different than what Rombardo has, Krueger.

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SHERRY JONES
SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 AT 8:06 PM
I couldn’t help but notice that the Nevada appeal reported the Olive Garden story and didn’t mention Krueger’s name. Almost seems as if Kruger didn’t like how the story was reported and so he reached out to carsonnow.org. I think it’s funny that his way of campaigning consists of just reposting every “free” media story to his campaign page.

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MICHAEL JOHNSON
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 AT 6:55 AM
I too would like to know what these candidates are doing out in the community. I have researched both candidates and I was able to see that Woodbury is out and about going door to door and attending many events so that the public can get a better understanding of him and the job he plans to do if elected our next DA. Woodbury just seems to put more effort into his campaign, and seems to have support from a variety of people.

Krueger, on the other hand, seems to not be doing much. As some in the community have stated, he seems to be using his current position to grab attention. Going to the board of supervisors and to the media to push his campaign seems to be his norm. I am just calling it like I see it. As a voter, I have no clue of what he is doing on the campaign trail. I was speaking with someone who knows Krueger and was told he likes to play the “gotcha” game. When I asked what that meant, I was told that Krueger is the type who will do stuff in secret so that if he doesnt get the outcome he is looking for, he can downplay his efforts.

I guess I’d like to know if he is going door to door. Did he attend the Democratic “meet the candidates” gig a fee a sundays ago? Who in the community supports him?

Anyone who follows the current happenings in the local courts are aware of the problems at the DAs office. Even the author of this site can verify that there are staffing probelms and high turnover there. If what I am posting seems like an attack on Krueger, it isn’t. I just want honest and truthful information from both candidates. I have seen too many times where candidates have given little effort when campaigning, and I dont think being elected DA is a job that should be obtained by giving minimal effort. So, I ask that both candidates just give the voters more infromation.

I hope Krueger reads this site because maybe he can respond to my concerns. I would hope he proceeds to let us all know what efforts he is engaging in because as it stands now, the media updates to his campaign and facebook page with the Neil Rombardo likes for things he is SUPPOSED to be doing in his current position just aren’t convincing enough.

DULL AS DIRT

The race for Carson City District Attorney has been duller than dirt. Neither candidate’s efforts can be described as anything more than…watching paint dry.

In the blue and white corner, candidate Mark Krueger, currently employed in our fair city and listed on the DA’s website as the Chief of the Criminal Division. Krueger’s election website states that he is the Assistant District Attorney with prior stints as ADA for Lyon County, Senior Deputy Attorney General for the State of Nevada, and Clerk under Judge William Maddox. Krueger obtained his law degree in 1998.  Krueger’s website reads like a year old copy of “Forbes” in your doctor’s waiting room and lacks anything of substance in the issues department.  These things you say you will do, you should already be doing.

Wearing shades of rust and gold, is Jason Woodbury who’s website simply states “I am running for Carson City District Attorney because I want the job.” Woodbury was admitted to the Nevada Bar in 1998 and clerked under Judge Michael Griffen before coming to the Carson City DA’s Office in 1999, where he worked in both the Criminal and Civil Division. Woodbury went into private practice approximately 10 years ago, working in both civil litigation and criminal defense. Notably, Woodbury claims to want to run a “principled campaign” and thus far has avoided controversy.  His “issues” web page likewise lacks substance in what we could expect if Woodbury is elected though he sports a healthy set of endorsements from a wide range of supporters.

If you hadn’t seen the campaign signs, you’d hardly know there was a race. Last week’s dog show at the Board of Supervisors’ meeting was hardly a capstone to good policy in the DA’s office, but there have been no horrendous defeats either. There are no shortages of campaign issues in any race amongst Carson City politicians and the DA’s office is no exception. However, with so little time left before the election, it’s doubtful that we will see real differences in these candidates. Voter concerns abound but thus far have failed to produce substantive cause to vote either way.

Mark Krueger loses debate for Carson City DA gig – Jason Woodbury leads race for next DA

A CASE FOR A LAWYER

“If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.” –Charles Dickens

Last night, the League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada hosted another “debate” forum, this time for the candidates for Carson City District Attorney. Mark Kruger, currently a Deputy District Attorney, and Jason Woodbury, coming out of private practice to run for the first time for public office. Attendance was light and with only two candidates on deck, the session was over rather quickly. The League, once again, demonstrated that it knows how to get things done and this forum was no exception.

The DA Actions Starts here: http://youtu.be/-Xi9Zmdg5Mg?t=16m27s

Introductions began with Woodbury outlining his background which you’ve already seen here, and then proceeded to his top three issues: Retention of high quality personnel and the high personnel turnover rate at the DA’s office which he believes is indicative of larger issues; delayed prosecutions for which he would “claim ownership” and only grant delays when absolutely necessary; and lastly renew and strictly adhere to the Open Meeting Law.

Kruger also provided his background and outlined his recent trial history and attributes. His three issues were: Expand victim witness programs including the recently touted dog program; decried Woodbury’s backing by defense attorneys who he claimed were responsible for the delays in trials; and then never really got to a third point while rambling over topics like services and saving taxpayers money. If this event were scored, the majority of points would have to go to Woodbury. His delivery was forceful, his points clear, and he provided specific measures he would implement to fix issues both candidates identified.

Kruger’s delivery was less confident and concise, though his experience as a trial attorney was clearly evident. One felt as if the audience was a jury and he was making closing arguments on a weak case.

When it came to audience questions, the first focused on the significant delays in child cases requiring victims to tell their story repeatedly. The author pointed to the Washoe County advocate programs as a successful model. Kruger claimed extensive experience with child abuse cases and with child advocacy programs but stated it requires a community effort and he would “reach out to the community” for this type of support. Woodbury stated that “we need to be realistic on what to expect” and went on to explain that Carson City lacks the resources to create a specific center but did have multiple resources capable of addressing the issues faced by victims. He went on to state that the DA’s Office needed to recognize that repeatedly postponing trials re-victimizes the victims.

Mark Krueger Carson City, Nevada

Mark Krueger Carson City, Nevada

This round went to Woodbury though he didn’t claim experience in working these types of cases, he was a clear proponent of effectively using existing resources as opposed to Kruger’s ambiguous “reaching out to the community.”

mark kruegerOn the subject of marijuana laws, both candidates spoke to the ambiguity of the effectiveness of treatment programs as well as the probability of changes in the law. Woodbury argued that strict enforcement of existing law was the essential. Kruger spoke to driving under the influence and strict enforcement of criminal law through aggressive prosecution to keep the community safe. No clear winner on this topic; its uncharted water for Nevada and certainly for Carson City.

Responding to a question about the open meeting law and the ability for the City Manger to hold meeting outside of the law. Kruger went first and explained that the law was clear but then failed to explain it clearly. He stated he was a proponent of the law and recited his experience in applying it. Woodbury spoke specifically to establishing training efforts to ensure City personnel understand the meeting law and then explained the need for meetings to occur to provide essential information. This round goes to…no one. You’ll have to watch the video if you’re looking for a better answer.

Regarding the need for a State Court of Appeals, Woodbury sated he was personally opposed because existing procedures within the court system could provide the relief the Superior Court desires. Kruger waffled around in coming an answer but came down to “I don’t know.” Given that the victor of this race will have to appear before judges affected by the results of the ballot question, this is likely a fair outcome but Woodbury gets points for both knowing the issue and having the guts air his personal viewpoint.

On a question of the factors influencing a death penalty case, Kruger gave us a class on the balance of aggravating and mitigating factors being the sole legal question. In contrast, Woodbury came out specifically in favor of the death penalty but emphasized that capital trials are extremely expensive and Carson City is not prepared to expend this kind of money without good reason. Woodbury also emphasized the need to ensure the victim’s family understands that the punishment is rarely actually carried out; criminals are more likely to die of natural causes rather than at the hands of the State.

On the highly charged issue of the Carson Tahoe Hospital declining to provide rape kits and exams for rape victims, Woodbury responded that the hospital’s decision “alarmed” him. He went on to explain that he had followed up by contacting the nursing leadership at the hospital. What he says he found out was that the hospital felt there were not enough cases to keep a nurse on staff with the specialized skills required to perform the exams and that other viable alternatives existed. Kruger claims there are nurses in the area with the skills to conduct the exams but that for unknown reasons (most likely money), the hospital doesn’t want to do them. Sadly, Kruger believes Carson City does have a sufficient number of cases to warrant having the exams done locally but did not provide an solution or an answer to the question.

In closing, Kruger spoke again of his experience and that he would like the opportunity to expand the victim’s services program while revising the efficiency of the DA’s Office. Woodbury concluded by saying he has no other career aspirations outside of becoming DA and he feels he is doing the right thing by standing up for the community, one he sincerely believes in.

As we’ve come to expect during this race, there was little in the way of controversy or fireworks. Both candidates appeared sincere in their belief that they are the best man for the job. Reading between the lines, Kruger leaned heavily on the fact that he’s already in the DA’s Office and his experience there somehow makes him the heir apparent. In sometimes stark contrast, Woodbury emphasized repeatedly that the status quo wasn’t working; for victims, for justice, for staff, or the taxpayers. Notably, he made the effort to get answers from Carson Tahoe Hospital whereas his opponent simply stated he didn’t know the reasons for the hospital’s decisions. There was little doubt that Woodbury easily claimed the high ground during the forum and Kruger was out-done, sometimes simply due to his lack of effort. This race still isn’t as volatile as the two for Supervisor and though it really isn’t as “dull as dirt.” Maybe it should be. Yes, we’re looking for someone to fix the personnel and policy issues at the DA’s Office but more importantly, we’re looking for a champion of justice. Kruger has the experience but Woodbury has the fire. One believes that his years of service make him “next” and one is leaving (an assumed lucrative) private practice to “do the right thing.” Passion isn’t often appreciated in most courtrooms but in a candidate, it’s an admirable quality. Other things being essentially equal, Woodbury brought the most to the debate and brings the most to Carson City.

Carson Tahoe Health criticized for posture on sex assault exams

Carson Tahoe HealthCarson Tahoe Health facilities won’t do exams for victims of sexual assault, Carson City Health Officer Susan Pintar said Thursday, and District Attorney Neil Rombardo then criticized CTH.

“They just don’t want to deal with it,” Rombardo charged, saying it means rape victims must travel to Sparks for exams. He said that can cause not only unease for victims already traumatized, but also may complicate matters faced by his office. He made the critical comments during a Board of Health meeting over which Pintar presided, but later expanded his comments for the Nevada Appeal.sex assault

He said he has met with hospital officials but gotten nowhere, and asserted the problem is the health care firm can’t make sufficient money on such exams.

Pintar, while less strident with her comments during the meeting, didn’t quarrel with Rombardo’s meeting remarks. They were backed by Sheriff Ken Furlong at Rombardo’s prompting. Pintar and Furlong sit on the city’s Board of Health along with the Board of Supervisors. The five-member city governing board, as well as the seven-member health board, met Thursday morning.

Pintar’s relatively diplomatic take came after Supervisor John McKenna raised questions about whether providing government money was the issue and Mayor Robert Crowell pointed out nurses are offered training on handling of sexual assault victims and exams by the office of Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez-Masto. Pintar kept her comment short.

“There are other issues at play,” she said.

rapeFurlong, for his part, not only backed Rombardo’s comments during the meeting but also decried how sexual assault victims are treated generally in society after they are victimized. “We treatinmates better,” he said.

Anna Anders, Carson Tahoe Health vice president and chief nursing officer, reached later said she didn’t have nurses with proper training and doing the exams isn’t in victims’ best interests. She said CTH accepts victims, sequesters them for comfort and gives whatever aid possible, then calls a sexual assault advocate.

She said the CTH approach keeps the victim’s needs uppermost because proper training of nurses doing such exams and precise handling of the evidence chain is most important. “We don’t have the trained staff here,” she said.

The health board discussion was part of Pintar’s report on city health activities both inside and outside of city government’s Health and Human Services Department. She called it a good news/bad news report, saying the bad was CTH would no longer do the exams but the good news was funding for flu vaccine preparedness for the city had been secured from state government. She said the flu vaccine preparedness initiative would come in October.

Also reporting on health matters were Nikki Aaker, HHS director, and several from her staff.

Among those reports was information concerning growth of city job fairs and resulting jobs, word about coordinating electronic medical records and data to make the best meaningful use of them, and continuing movement toward making Carson City a pedestrian and bicycle friendly community.

The mayor sounded enthusiastic that efforts were going forward to get the city designated a bike-friendly community. He said the last time he checked, the bike-friendly feature was among the top five or 10 things people seek when looking for a new place to live. “You know, it’s a big deal,” said Crowell.

The race for Carson City District Attorney has been duller than dirt. Neither candidate’s efforts can be described as anything more than…watching paint dry.

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The race for Carson City District Attorney has been duller than dirt. Neither candidate’s efforts can be described as anything more than…watching paint dry.

In the blue and white corner, candidate Mark Krueger, currently employed in our fair city and listed on the DA’s website as the Chief of the Criminal Division. Krueger’s election website states that he is the Assistant District Attorney with prior stints as ADA for Lyon County, Senior Deputy Attorney General for the State of Nevada, and Clerk under Judge William Maddox. Krueger obtained his law degree in 1998.  Krueger’s website reads like a year old copy of “Forbes” in your doctor’s waiting room and lacks anything of substance in the issues department.  These things you say you will do, you should already be doing.

Mark Krueger Carson City, Nevada

Mark Krueger Carson City, Nevada

Wearing shades of rust and gold, is Jason Woodbury who’s website simply states “I am running for Carson City District Attorney because I want the job.” Woodbury was admitted to the Nevada Bar in 1998 and clerked under Judge Michael Griffen before coming to the Carson City DA’s Office in 1999, where he worked in both the Criminal and Civil Division. Woodbury went into private practice approximately 10 years ago, working in both civil litigation and criminal defense. Notably, Woodbury claims to want to run a “principled campaign” and thus far has avoided controversy.  His “issues” web page likewise lacks substance in what we could expect if Woodbury is elected though he sports a healthy set of endorsements from a wide range of supporters.

If you hadn’t seen the campaign signs, you’d hardly know there was a race. Last week’s dog show at the Board of Supervisors’ meeting was hardly a capstone to good policy in the DA’s office, but there have been no horrendous defeats either. There are no shortages of campaign issues in any race amongst Carson City politicians and the DA’s office is no exception. However, with so little time left before the election, it’s doubtful that we will see real differences in these candidates. Voter concerns abound but thus far have failed to produce substantive cause to vote either way.

7 THOUGHTS ON “DULL AS DIRT”

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    What a desperate attempt by Mark Krueger and Neil Rombardo to try and win votes in the upcoming election for District Attorney. How about doing some real work over there. I don’t see how these two guys ever made it to their current positions. The Board of Supervisors should be ashamed of themselves for giving these two guys the time of the day. Jason Woodbury should stand up and call these guys out for all of their buffoonery. Neil Rombardo is the biggest joke of a DA I think Nevada has ever witnessed.

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    I think Rombardo and Krueger together have made a mockery of the DA’s office and justice being served here in Carson City. Did anyone catch the pathetic misuse of taxpayer dollars at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting? Two months before the election, Rombardo and Krueger roll out this DAWG program, which provides a therapy dog to victims of “crimes of secrecy” as Krueger stated. Krueger stated that the Carson City DAs Office is the first prosecutorial entity in Nevada to use such a dog. He must have not done his research. Washoe County Juvenile Detention has been using a therapy dog for quite some time so Krueger’s assertion is incorrect. I’d like to see the research he’s on therapy dogs since he says he done quite a bit. His message sure wasn’t too convincing. I don’t doubt that having a therapy dog to comfort victims of crime is a good thing. However, considering the timing and the two people pushing this program, I don’t see it as nothing more but free campaign time. Rombardo seems to want Krueger to win really bad, and Krueger seems like he will do or say anything to become DA. Many attorneys in the area believe that Krueger will turn around and give Rombardo a job if he is elected. I personally am beginning to wonder if such is true. If this is the direction that justice is headed in our community, shame on the supervisors for supporting such silly and ales serving programs.

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    I would really like some information about the District Attorney’s race. Since your website is providing information regarding the politics in Carson City, this may be the forum that lets individuals freely (while respectfully) voice their opinions and knowledge about those running for election. I don’t think the citizens really understand and are aware of the constant turnover at the DA’s office under the current administration. It would be good to know about the past dealings of each candidate. I hear that the current assistant DA, Mark Krueger, actually sued his own board of County Commissioners during his time as Assistant DA in Lyon County because they refused to give employees in the DAs office a pay raise, although wages had been frozen for every County employee, regardless of department. Krueger has also run for Justice of the Peace and District Court Judge in Carson City and lost. I am not sure of his motive to become DA, other than to be in a position of power. I just think that some of these issues need to be brought to light so that voters can make a well informed decision come election time.

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    Does Krueger plan on keeping Rombardo on his staff if he were to become DA? Many people would like to know this. Maybe “author” can look into this. Rombardo probably doesnt have anything lined up so the voters should know if Krueger would look out for his current boss or not.

  5. My observations- Krueger is going to the media for every case outcome and sentence the DA’s office is involved with. It looks like a last ditch effort to get the people to vote for him. I don’t think Krueger should get any kudos because the outcomes of these cases are what they are. Doesn’t take much skill to convict someone who walks into a restaraunt and pulls out a gun in front of a group of customers.How about letting the public know who your endorsements are and how you will do things different than what Rombardo has, Krueger.

  6. I couldn’t help but notice that the Nevada appeal reported the Olive Garden story and didn’t mention Krueger’s name. Almost seems as if Kruger didn’t like how the story was reported and so he reached out to carsonnow.org. I think it’s funny that his way of campaigning consists of just reposting every “free” media story to his campaign page.

  7. I too would like to know what these candidates are doing out in the community. I have researched both candidates and I was able to see that Woodbury is out and about going door to door and attending many events so that the public can get a better understanding of him and the job he plans to do if elected our next DA. Woodbury just seems to put more effort into his campaign, and seems to have support from a variety of people.

    Krueger, on the other hand, seems to not be doing much. As some in the community have stated, he seems to be using his current position to grab attention. Going to the board of supervisors and to the media to push his campaign seems to be his norm. I am just calling it like I see it. As a voter, I have no clue of what he is doing on the campaign trail. I was speaking with someone who knows Krueger and was told he likes to play the “gotcha” game. When I asked what that meant, I was told that Krueger is the type who will do stuff in secret so that if he doesnt get the outcome he is looking for, he can downplay his efforts.

    I guess I’d like to know if he is going door to door. Did he attend the Democratic “meet the candidates” gig a fee a sundays ago? Who in the community supports him?

    Anyone who follows the current happenings in the local courts are aware of the problems at the DAs office. Even the author of this site can verify that there are staffing probelms and high turnover there. If what I am posting seems like an attack on Krueger, it isn’t. I just want honest and truthful information from both candidates. I have seen too many times where candidates have given little effort when campaigning, and I dont think being elected DA is a job that should be obtained by giving minimal effort. So, I ask that both candidates just give the voters more infromation.

    I hope Krueger reads this site because maybe he can respond to my concerns. I would hope he proceeds to let us all know what efforts he is engaging in because as it stands now, the media updates to his campaign and facebook page with the Neil Rombardo likes for things he is SUPPOSED to be doing in his current position just aren’t convincing enough.

Election 2014: Carson City DA candidates spar over prosecution delays, victim services, Mark Krueger’s EPIC FAIL

The DA Actions Starts here: http://youtu.be/-Xi9Zmdg5Mg?t=16m27s

A voters forum featuring a discussion on Carson City Question 1, candidates for district attorney, as well as candidates for assembly district 40 and senate district 16.
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters, American Association of University Women, Sierra Nevada Forums, and Partnership Carson City. This is the 3rd of 4 Forums.

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Carson City’s two candidates for District Attorney sparred over delays in prosecuting sensitive cases, victim services and other issues at the League of Women Voters candidate forum Monday night.

Jason Woodbury said one of his principal issues is inexcusable delays in prosecuting cases where children and the elderly are the victims.

He said he would “take ownership of that issue” and ensure prosecution isn’t delayed unless necessary.

But Assistant DA Mark Krueger said the problem is being caused by some of Woodbury’s supporters — members of the Public Defender’s staff.

“Those same defense attorneys are the ones that cause the delay in cases, the ones that go before the court and ask for the delays,” he said.

Asked if they support creating a child advocate system for Carson City, Krueger said the office has a victim and witness services team but that he would support a child advocacy center.mark krueger

“We need to be realistic in what we can expect,” said Woodbury. “Carson City is not of a size that could support a child center.” Woodbury said the capital has a CASA program and individuals in the community to help with those services.

Woodbury said one of his concerns is the turnover rate in the current DA’s office.

“When over 40 employees have come and gone in a 21 person office, that tells you something is wrong,” he said. “It’s going to take a culture change.”

Krueger said most employees left for better jobs or retirement. He said the team in place now is strong and stable.

Asked about the open meeting law Krueger said the Board of Supervisor meetings are open, but the city manager “has the opportunity to meet (privately) with his department heads.” Krueger said he would make certain the open meeting law is followed to the letter.

Woodbury too said he would ensure the open meeting law is followed but he supported the ability for the manager to have private meetings with members of the board.

“These individual meetings have value,” he said. “We need supervisors to have a lot of information that can’t necessarily be conveyed in a public meeting.”

Both touted their backgrounds. Krueger said he was chief deputy in Lyon County for six years before becoming assistant DA in Carson City two years ago and is now preparing for his 40th major criminal trial.

“I’m a team leader and have the ability to make this office run smoothly if given the opportunity,” he said.

Woodbury said after law school, he was a clerk for District Judge Mike Griffin before being hired by then-DA Noel Waters. He was a prosecutor for four years, mostly handling criminal matters. After that, he signed on with Kaempfer Crowell, a major Nevada law firm with offices statewide and now handles primarily commercial business litigation.

He said he would enhance training within the DA’s office and open up opportunities for employee advancement.

“It’s not a stepping stone,” he said. “I don’t want to be judge. I don’t want to be on the Board of Supervisors. There’s a job to be done and I want to be elected to get that job done.”

In Carson City the State Public Defender will not receive contempt charge

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Carson City District Judge James Todd Russell on Tuesday rejected the DA’s demand the Public Defender’s office be held in contempt for delivering a letter by a defendant to his victim in violation of a “no contact” order.

Carson City District Judge James Todd Russell on Tuesday rejected the DA’s demand the Public Defender’s office be held in contempt for delivering a letter by a defendant to his victim in violation of a “no contact” order. mark-krueger-is-corrupt

PD’s investigator Margaret Judge hand delivered the letter from Jeremy Wilson to Mary Lou Miller, who pleaded guilty to robbing the her by grabbing her purse and running. She testified she didn’t read the letter for three days after it was delivered to her home because “I didn’t want to.” “I read it and needless to say, it upset me,” she said. PD Karin Kreizenbeck …

Read more http://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/13142091-113/letter-russell-miss-violation?utm_source=swift_rss&utm_section=News

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District Judge Todd Russell has ordered the public defender’s office to show cause why it should not be held in contempt of court for violating a restraining order.neil rombardo scandal

Jeremy Ryan Wilson, 29, the defendant in a strong-arm robbery case, was ordered by Justice of the Peace Steven McMorris to have no contact with the victim.

Russell set a 9:30 a.m. hearing Sept. 23 directing the public defender’s office to show cause why it should not be held in contempt of court.

The violation surfaced at what was supposed to be Wilson’s sentencing for the robbery when Deputy DA Melanie Porter informed the judge the PD’s office had delivered a letter from Wilson to the victim in the case. The DA referred to it as “an absolutely egregious violation.”

According to Porter, a member of the public defender’s staff hand delivered a letter written by Wilson to the victim in the case despite the no contact order — an act she described as “an absolutely egregious violation.”

Judge Russell asked Mihaela Neagos if that was true: “Did your office participate in the contact?” contempt

“It was not done in an attempt to violate the no contact order,” she said.

“Did you choose to violate that order?” Russell asked. “Yes or no. Did it happen?”

When she said yes, Russell told her, “I have a real problem with that. “

“It was not submitted by Mr. Wilson and was not submitted at his request,” she said. “It was a decision made in our office.”

Porter said she doesn’t think the office can continue to represent Wilson because it “might be the subject of a criminal investigation.”

Russell agreed saying, “They helped him break the law.”

He named Mike Novi as Wilson’s new lawyer and reset sentencing for Sept. 29 saying he didn’t want to penalize Wilson for what the Public Defender’s Office did.

public defenderThe order calling a show cause hearing states: “The alleged act of the Nevada State Public Defender’s Office providing the letter to the victim in regards to this matter is in clear violation of Senior Justice of the Peace McMorris’s order.”

Assistant DA Mark Krueger said Margie Judge, an investigator for the PD’s office, delivered the letter to the robbery victim Mary Lou Miller last Thursday.

He said the victim told him she was so upset she didn’t open the letter for three days. After that, she brought it to the attention of the DA’s victim support staff.

Public Defender Karin Kreizenbeck declined comment saying the office would make its position clear at the Sept. 23 hearing.

“Out of respect for Judge Russell, I think the court is the appropriate place to make our comments,” she said.

 

Interview – Corrupt Mark Krueger, Candidate Carson City District Attorney

Interview – Mark Krueger, Candidate Carson City District Attorney

by NANCY DALLAS on SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

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MARK KRUEGER

(vs Jason Woodbury)

This is a non-partisan race.  Both candidates are Republican

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Mark Krueger for Carson City DA no way

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Open Seat

Email: krueger4da@gmail.com

Website: www.kruegerforda.com (Corrected)

Due to some editor’s errors, this interview is being re-posted with the corrections noted – Website address and the last sentence in his interview)

Please post a short personal resume:

As Assistant District Attorney, Krueger has been second in command at the Carson City District Attorney’s Office since 2012 and leads a team of 22 professional and support staff. 

Prior to joining the Carson City District Attorney’s Office, Krueger was the Assistant District Attorney for Lyon County; a Senior Deputy Attorney General for the Attorney General’s Office; and a law clerk to the former judges Michael E. Fondi, William A. Maddox, and former Supreme Court Justice William A. Maupin. 

In his 15 year career, Krueger has conducted over 35 criminal jury trials and has handled complex civil litigation.  He has argued before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Nevada Supreme Court, and federal and state district courts throughout the state.

Krueger, 44, lives in Carson City with his family.

1. This is an open position.  Define your strengths and why you would better serve Carson City in this position than your opponent.

As your Assistant District Attorney, I have the experience to be your District Attorney, including experience as a prosecutor, civil litigator and team leader.  Over my 15 year career as a legal professional, I have handled thousands of cases including having taken over 38 jury trials to verdict (as opposed to my opponent’s less than 5) which is more jury trial experience than most attorney’s in Northern Nevada.  The cases I have prosecuted include murder, elder abuse, sexual assault and child abuse cases.  I have handled complex civil litigation and have provided legal counsel for city government and department heads.  I have argued before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Nevada Supreme Court and federal and state courts.  As Chief of Staff, I have managed a 2.4 million dollar budget in difficult times and I currently lead a staff of 21 employees.

I am passionate about victims’ rights and have seen how the victim services program is critical in the effective prosecution of cases in addition to assisting victims of violent crimes.  I am focused on community awareness and education for the prevention of crime and promotion of public safety.  I am dedicated to the people of Carson City and to making the District Attorney’s Office an innovative office by implementing proven trial procedures, reducing costs and saving taxpayer money without jeopardizing public safety.

2. Under what circumstances, if ever, do you believe a plea bargain is appropriate?

The Criminal Division of the District Attorney’s Office exists to protect victims of past crimes and to prevent future crime.  In some cases, a plea bargain serves these interests because it secures a conviction where there might be an unsuccessful result if the case is taken to trial.  In other cases, a plea bargain saves the victim the emotional hardship of having to endure the rigors of trial.  Plea bargains, in every case, conserve Carson City’s resources and taxpayers’ money.  However, plea bargains must not be used to simply push cases through the system, circumventing the interests of justice and leaving victims feeling helpless, discouraged and frustrated.  I have tried more cases to jury verdict than almost any other attorney in Northern Nevada.  This unmatched experience allows me to better determine when a plea agreement is in the best interests of this community.

3. As the Carson City District Attorney, what do you believe would be your three or four greatest challenges and how would you address them?

The District Attorney’s Office prosecutes over 3,000 criminal cases each year, in addition to handling complex civil litigation and providing legal advice to the Board of Supervisors, City Manager, elected officials and all department heads.  Resources are tight, and a prosecutor’s office must modernize and use technology to most efficiently serve its community.  Implementing electronic documentation, revising inefficient trial procedures, and increasing hands-on training are necessary steps to making the office a more streamlined, effective unit.

Every crime, especially violent crime, affects the community as a whole, not just the victim.  While our office has an important victim services division, it must be expanded to ensure that victims and our community are fully supported.  Our victim services program has specialized training in handling violent crimes.  It has been proven that service dogs can play an important and effective role in helping victims recover from the trauma of violent crimes, especially abused young children.  We are currently expanding our victim services program using service dogs.  This addition is being made with little to no cost to taxpayers.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  While we try to heal the damage caused by criminal acts, it is much better to prevent crimes through an increased focus on community awareness and education.  I will expand and develop worthy programs such as the Business Protection Program and the Stop Abuse of the Elderly and Vulnerable program to protect community members before they become victims.

To best protect our community, out office must hire the best attorneys as its prosecutors, and must also make sure we keep them.  Out prosecutors must have a career path inside the office.  Prosecutors need the training and support to handle the difficult cases encountered day after day, particularly child sexual abuse and other crimes against basic human decency.

Out fast-paced office requires an efficient and organized team led by an experienced prosecutor, civil litigator and team leader.  I bring those critical skills to the table.  I have already implemented substantial changes as a member of the team to improve the office.  As the leader of the team, I will do the above, and more, to ensure that this community receives the protection, support, and justice it deserves.

4. It is a long campaign season.  Many accusations and assertions are made by candidates.  Are there any specific charges or assertions made by your opponent, or others, that you feel are inaccurate or unfair that you would like to answer to?

My opponent’s web site infers that the Carson City District Attorney’s Office does not appropriately handle cases involving child sexual assault.  This could not be further from the truth.  Since I have been at the Carson City District Attorney’s Office I have personally reviewed numerous cases involving allegations of sexual abuse and I have filed charges on over 80% of those cases.  Many of those cases have child victims.  Moreover, I have become an expert in prosecuting crimes of sexual misconduct, having successfully prosecuted numerous of these types of cases through trial.  Additionally, I routinely teach police officers how to properly conduct forensic examinations on victims of sex crimes, how to identify and collect evidence in these crimes, and I routinely lecture on the topic of prosecuting these crimes.  I work closely with advocates, promote treatment, and seek ways to find funding to improve treatment options for victims.  Finally, I have implemented the use of a service dog which I plan to use in the courthouse to comfort victims while testifying, and aid them in facing their perpetrators through the judicial process which can be extremely emotional and difficult, especially for children.

The second assertion my opponent makes is that the Carson City District Attorney’s Office has high turnover.  The office has changed since I have been here, and those positive changes will continue.  Since I have been at the Carson City District Attorney’s Office, I have fostered a team atmosphere and a team approach to prosecution.  I have developed a training program and a career path for prosecutors.  While our attorneys are underpaid in comparison to surrounding jurisdictions, our team of prosecutors has dedicated themselves to the protection of the people of Carson City and the promotion of the interest of justice.  Once elected, the changes I have outlined above to training procedures and career advancement will further encourage and reward our team, ensuring that the quality people we have brought onto our team will stay here.

5. Please use this space to elaborate on any specific issue(s) of concern.

The people of Carson City need a prosecutor that will look out for their safety, not the interests of defense attorneys.  While I have spent the last few years putting dangerous criminals in jail, my opponent is actively supported by defense attorneys, through campaign contributions, endorsements, and by the Nevada Public Defender’s Office actively handing out his literature at public events.  Carson City needs a District Attorney on the side of victims.

Editor’s Note:

I have asked Republican candidates in the Carson City District Attorney and Supervisor races & the Lyon County Sheriff’s and Commissioner races to participate in an online interview

The interview responses will be posted in full, unedited as submitted on NewsDesk (www.ndbynd.com), the CCRW website (www.ccrwclub.org) and the Carson City Central Committee website (www.ccrccgop.com), and all other GOP associated websites that wish to do so.   The responses will be emailed to the membership of each organization, with reposting of any interview by interested parties strongly encouraged.

The purpose of these interviews is to allow our Republican candidates the opportunity to state their positions in their own words, describe how they differ from their opponent’s positions and why they would better serve their local government better than their opponent.

Nancy Dallas, Publisher/Editor NewsDesk (Est. January 2003)

Interview – Jason Woodbury, Carson City District Attorney by NANCY DALLAS on SEPTEMBER 4, 2014

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JASON WOODBURY

(vs Mark Krueger)

This is a non-partisan race.  Both candidates are Republican.

This is an open seat

Email: woodburycampaign@gmail.com

Website:  www.jasonwoodbury.com

Please submit a short personal resume:

  • Born in Reno, raised in Elko
  • Graduate of University of Nevada and University of Utah School of Law
  • Served as law clerk for Judge Michael Griffin, 1998
  • Worked in criminal and civil divisions of the Carson City District Attorney’s office under Noel Waters, 1999 to 2003
  • Instructor at Western Nevada College in courses on Criminal Law, Evidence and Criminal Procedure
  • Private practice since 2003
  • Named Partner in statewide law firm, Kaempfer Crowell, in 2009
  • Boys & Girls Club board member since 2003; President in 2008
  • 2011 graduate of Leadership Carson City
  • “AV” preeminent rating (highest available) by Martindale-Hubbell peer review
  • Named as Nevada Business Magazine’s “Legal Elite” – 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America® in Commercial Litigation – 2013
  • Married to Stacy; Children: Noah Jennings, Chloe and Peter Woodbury

1.  This is an open position. Define your strengths and why you would better serve Carson City in this position than your opponent.

My broad base of experience has prepared me to be District Attorney.  Eleven years ago, I was a veteran deputy in the Carson City D.A.’s office under Noel Waters.  I had worked in both the criminal and civil divisions.  I was a pretty darn good trial lawyer—never lost a jury trial as a prosecutor, in fact.  And I suppose if someone had asked me whether I was ready to be D.A., I would have said, “yes.”

But I would have been wrong.

I have spent the last 11 years in private practice.  During that time, I have represented all sorts of clients—from one person shops to the largest businesses in Nevada, from people charged with crimes to children removed from unsafe homes.  This experience has sharpened my skills and matured my judgment—allowing me to consider all perspectives and craft innovative solutions.

I have the benefit of lessons only small business teaches.   I’ve learned how to recruit, develop and respect personnel, and to build a team and instill within them personal pride in doing first-rate work.  I’ve managed tight budgets without sacrificing quality of work.

Some say you can’t run the District Attorney’s office with the same professionalism and standards of a private firm.  Watch me.

2.  Under what circumstances, if ever, do you believe a plea bargain is appropriate?

Without question, some criminal cases simply must go to trial.  There are occasions when a crime is so horrific or a criminal is so depraved that only a jury’s verdict can extract justice.  And in such circumstances, the attorneys in my office would not consider a plea bargain.

But when utilized sensibly, plea bargains complement and promote the paramount objective of the criminal system—justice.  More sledgehammer than scalpel, the law sometimes treats very different conduct as if it was the same.  For instance, take the mother who steals food to feed hungry children.   She has technically committed the same crime as the thief who steals jewelry to feed only his own greed.   Obviously, those cases do not warrant the same punishment.  A plea bargain affords prosecutors an opportunity to fashion a punishment which fits the crime.  And the criminal.

Finances play a role, too.  According to the Nevada Department of Public Safety’s Uniform Crime Report, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office made 2,732 adult arrests in 2013.  If every one of those arrests resulted in a criminal trial, each of the four adult courts in Carson City would have to complete, on average, almost three criminal trials per day to process all those arrests through trial.  That’s practically and fiscally impossible.

If I am elected, I will closely monitor cases to ensure plea bargains are sensible and fit the circumstances.  But rest assured—when a case needs to go to trial it will be tried.

3.  As the Carson City District Attorney, what do you believe would be your three or four greatest challenges and how would you address them? 

  • Office instability

The District Attorney’s office has 21 employees.  Since 2007, over 40 have left.  Some turnover is expected, but this alarming rate means something is wrong.  This extraordinary turnover affects work quality, is inefficient and results in higher costs to taxpayers.  Solving this problem requires more than a tweak from current management.  It’s going to take strong leadership, fresh ideas and renewed commitment.

I plan to address this problem in three ways.  First, we will be proactive in hiring—recruiting the people we want in the office, not passively settling for job applicants.  Second, we will revitalize the training process to ensure team members have the tools they need to succeed.  And third, when we have well-qualified, well-trained people in place I will trust them to do their job.  Get good people, instill within them personal pride for their work, give them policy direction, trust them to do their job, and just watch what this office can do for Carson City.

  • Justice Delayed

Justice has two sides.  Criminal defendants are entitled to a fair, speedy, public trial.  So are victims.  But sometimes victims are re-victimized by a frustratingly slow system.  An eventual conviction is no consolation to victims forced to endure such a lengthy prosecution that they no longer care about the result.  Cases which involve children or elderly persons deserve special attention to ensure swift progress.

If elected, my office will closely monitor the pace of prosecutions.  We will work with people involved in the justice system to review procedures and ensure they permit only those delays which serve the interest of justice.  Most importantly, we will maintain constant contact with victims about the progress of cases.

  • Community Watchdog

Most folks are busy living their lives and don’t have time to watch local government very closely.  As the City’s civil lawyer, a big part of the District Attorney’s job is ensuring officials follow laws which protect the public trust.  If elected, my office will offer annual presentations to City officials explaining their legal obligations.  An attorney will be continuously available to answer questions, research issues, and offer advice.  Most importantly, a citizen who calls the D.A.’s office with concerns will not be treated with hostility.  Concerned citizens can be assured I am as interested in addressing such issues as they are.  If they are willing, we will work together to understand, investigate and resolve the concern.

4.  It is a long campaign season. Many accusations and assertions are made by candidates. Are there any specific charges or assertions made by your opponent, or others, that you feel are inaccurate or unfair that you would like to answer to?

This is my first run for office.  And from day one, I have been guided by the three campaign principles articulated by Nancy Bilyeu when she was chair of the Nevada Republican Party:

  1. Respect your opponent.
  2. Discuss the issues.
  3. Treat voters as adults.

Rumors, gossip and personal attacks have no place in my campaign.  And I trust the voters to sort fact from fiction and to determine what information is relevant to my qualifications and abilities to serve as District Attorney.

5.  Please use this space to elaborate on any specific issue(s) of concern.

When you rise in a courtroom and say you represent the people of Carson City, the hair on the back of your neck should stand as you recognize the magnitude of this responsibility.  To me, the District Attorney’s office is neither a stepping stone nor a career.  It’s a mission.

Too many good people have left our D.A.’s office.  Too many cases are taking too long to prosecute.  Carson City needs to fill this open seat with a District Attorney who will improve relationships with courts and law enforcement, someone who has successfully practiced in the private sector, controlled a budget, made a payroll and managed personnel with respect.

That’s me.

I would appreciate your vote.

Editor’s Note:

I have asked Republican candidates in the Carson City District Attorney and Supervisor races & the Lyon County Sheriff’s and Commissioner races to participate in an online interview

The interview responses will be posted in full, unedited as submitted on NewsDesk (www.ndbynd.com), the CCRW website (www.ccrwclub.org) and the Carson City Central Committee website (www.ccrccgop.com), and all other GOP associated websites that wish to do so.   The responses will be emailed to the membership of each organization, with reposting of any interview by interested parties strongly encouraged.

The purpose of these interviews is to allow our Republican candidates the opportunity to state their positions in their own words, describe how they differ from their opponent’s positions and why they would better serve their local government better than their opponent.

Nancy Dallas, Publisher/Editor NewsDesk (Est. January 2003)

Without Board of Supervisors knowledge, Carson City DA pays Thorndal Armstrong Delk Balkenbush & Eisinger to defend against lawsuits filed by Ty Robben

The Carson City DA who also over sees the city’s civil legal matters hired Reno based Thorndal Armstrong Delk Balkenbush & Eisinger see thorndal.com without the approval of the Carson City board of supervisors.

In the past, an agenda item was placed on the BOS agenda and voted on. See minutes from 2001 where money was approved by the BOS for Thorndal here: http://www.carson.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=2719

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law-firm-thorndal-armstrong-delk-balkenbush-eisinger-a-professional-corporation-photo-1068674Carson City Taxpayers are now on the hook for possibly hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees as the fat lawyers at Thorndal Armstrong Delk Balkenbush & Eisinger suck off the pubic tit for more money.

Carson City District Attorney Neil Rombardo and Assistant DA Mark Krueger have circumvented the rules and laws to hire Reno law firm Thorndal Armstrong Delk Balkenbush & Eisinger to defend against civil lawsuits filed by Ty Robben. corruption

Normally, the DA who also handles civil matters for Carson City as well as criminal matters, would have to get approval from the Carson City Board of Supervisors. In this case, the DA office completely bypassed the approval and expenditure of public money.

The Carson City Board of Supervisors includes: Mayor Robert Crowell, Ward 1 Karen Abowd, Ward 2 Brad Bonkowski, Ward 3 John McKenna, Ward 4 Jim Shirk

See the related story:

On Your Side: City of Reno spends thousands on legal fees without council approval

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John L. Thorndal
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James G. Armstrong
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Craig R. Delk
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Paul F. Eisinger
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Brian K. Terry
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James J. Jackson
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Philip Goodhart
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Deborah L. Elsasser
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Christopher J. Curtis
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Kevin R. Diamond
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Michael P. Lowry
Senior Associate
Kenneth R. Lund
Senior Associate
John D. Hooks
Senior Associate
Meghan M. Goodwin
Associate
Gregory M. Schulman
Of Counsel
Meredith L. Holmes
Associate
Stephen C. Balkenbush
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Charles L. Burcham
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Brent T. Kolvet
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More scandals at the notoriously corrupt Carson City Courthouse – This time corrupt Judge Tatro “removing files from the record”

The Carson City DA Rombardo and Kruger caught removing Judge Tatro’s court files in the Ty Robben cases!

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Ty Robben produces the “missing” documents! This is straight out of Nazi Germany and Communist Russia…

Nevada Appeal and Carson NOW censoring the news again?

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More scandals at the notoriously corrupt Carson City Courthouse – This time corrupt Judge Tatro “removing files from the record”

The local newspaper Nevada Appeal and CarsonNOW.org are not following-up now that Ty Robben is “wining” and exposing the massive rampant corruption that has occurred in the retaliation scheme  orchestrated by corrupt DA Rombardo, Krueger and Judge Tatro. I am sure glad I started a blog a few years ago so my side of the story gets out.

The corruption never stops!  This time corrupt Carson City DA and Judge Tatro “removing files from the record”. This is on top of Tatro earlier intentionally not filing other papers in this case!

Last week Ty Robben protests his former defense lawyer William Routsis after it was discovered that Robben’s lawyer sold him out, conspired against him, and engaged in removing files on the record, not turning in papers on time,  back room deals with the Carson City DA and corrupt Judge Tatro – and of all other things, being too drunk and high to write the court motions for Robben’s cases!

Ty Robben had to type up and research the law because his attorney was inebriated most of the time on alcohol and meth. Robben was a witness to the troubling behavior and demanded his $4,000.00 dollars back. See that story here: Protests target corrupt Reno lawyer William Routsis for “ripping off” & “selling out clients”, back room deals, fraud, ineffective legal counsel, threats of extortion, meth use, binders on booze being to drunk to return calls, and more!

This week  Ty Robben successfully appealed a trumped-up false charge of “disturbing-the-peace” orchestrated by the corrupt “cho-mo” judge John Tatro know for his breathier-before-the-bench by the folks in Carson City.

Also, this week, Ty Robben also beat back the Carson City assistant DA Mark Krugers fruitless attempt to reinstate bogus felony criminal charges that were dismissed earlier this year by “special prosecutor” Douglas County DA Mark Jackson

In doing so, Robben discovered various “missing” filings and JAVs audio/video of court hearings that were supposed to be on the court files on appeal that includes a disputed “contempt-of-court” charge that Robben asserts was an illegal order.”

“Judge Tatro issues a clear verbal and written order that never included a daily check in with DAS or house arrest” said Robben. 

“There are numerous missing items that were in fact in the damn file” said Robben.

judge tatroIn particular now is a missing “stipulation” by the Carson City district Attorney, former Deputy DA Travis Lucia and Robben’s previous lawyer Richard Davies, that shows Robben was never ordered on “house arrest” or “DAS daily check-in”. missing papers

Judge Tatro, know for being drunk in the courtroom, “never ordered house arrest and a daily check-in, the record is clear and even the DA agrees” said Robben.

Now in order to overturn another false claim of “contempt-of-court” Robben seeks the paperwork from the court files that mysteriously is now missing after it was there.

“I had a copy of it and I find it very suspicious that the Carson City Sheriff “searched my house” for 5 days and removed various paperwork related to this case.” said Robben.

This is straight out of Nazi Germany and Communist Russia… this is just the “new world order police state” mentality being carried out in Carson City by a very, very corrupt law enforcement and shitty scandalous judicial system.

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The missing stipulation has been found – Robben not on house arrest!

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Here is the 09/21/12 (note Tatro calls it 09/20/12 in the order below) entry of the “stip” on the Carson City court docket report:

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Here’s the first page of the  “ORDER” where is the “Stipulation”:

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Robben gained local attention to a Carson City court “backdating scandal” in 2012 that was covered in the local news.

KRNV investigates Nevada Attorney General & Carson City District Court BACKDATING SCANDAL

Carson City 911 NV NDOT Dir. Susan Martinovich HIT and RUN and Sheriff COVER-UP

See more on the Hit and Run scandal involving formed NDOT Director Susan Martinovich here:

https://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/category/susan-martinovich-hit-and-run/

Stay tuned,this story is developing…

See More Here: Carson City’s history of courthouse corruption and retaliation

 

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Ty Robben protested the FBI in Reno demanding an investigation into the corruption in the Carson City courthouse

Nevada Appeal and Carson NOW censoring the news again?

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CarsonNOW assures us the story will come next week! Good Job.

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Is the Nevada Appeal and Carson NOW censoring the news again?
It appears so.

UPDATE: CarsonNOW assures us the story will come next week! Good Job.

The Carson City newspaper and the on-line Carson City news site both appear to be censoring the news regarding Ty Robben’s latest round of victories against the corrupt Carson City and State of Nevada officials.

downloadSee the story the news is not reporting here: 

More scandals at the notoriously corrupt Carson City Courthouse – This time corrupt Judge Tatro “removing files from the record”

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Call the Appeal and Carson NOW and tell them to print the real news about Ty Robben’s cases. 

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Phone Number: 775-881-1224
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CARSON NOW:
email jeff@carsonnow.org or call (775) 339-1165 and leave a message.

cencityfol2-570Both the Nevada Appeal and Carson NOW reported on Ty Robben’s arrests on false trumped-up charges that were all dismissed/reversed leaving Robben an innocent man.

Along the way, Robben has exposed numerous meritorious corruption scandals in both Carson City and the State of Nevada, especially the Carson City Sheriff, corrupt Judge John Tatro and the corrupt Carson City DA office under Neil Rombardo and Mark Krueger.

The Nevada Appeal and Carson NOW are not reporting the following:

 

CarsonNOW.com coverage of ANTI-CURRPTION protest against Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and Governor Brian Sandoval

CarsonNOW.com coverage of ANTI-CURRPTION protest against Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and Governor Brian Sandoval

Carson City DA moves to reinstate charges against Ty Robben

… office is moving to reinstate criminal charges against Ty Robben — including that he tried to solicit a hit man to kill Justice of the …

Story – editor – 04/25/2014 – 19:20 – 0 attachments

Hearing for Ty Robben in hit man case set for April 23

… an April 23 preliminary hearing to determine whether Ty Robben will face trial on charges he tried to hire a hitman to kill Carson …

RSS Story – Karel – 04/03/2014 – 10:51 – 0 attachments

Man accused of libeling judge denied lower bail

… Geoff Dornan, Nevada Appeal Ty Robben, who is facing charges he libeled and tried to intimidate Justice of the …

Story – editor – 11/26/2013 – 11:48 – 0 attachments

Prosecutor drops charges against man accused of murder-for-hire plot

… inmate to kill Justice of the Peace John Tatro. Ty Robben, a former Nevada Taxation Department employee, was being held on the … and his family, saying there wasn’t enough evidence that Robben was stalking him and his family, and that Nevada’s libel law was vague. …

Story – admin – 04/11/2014 – 08:22 – 0 attachments

Fired state employee faces charge of soliciting murder of Carson City Judge Tatro

… sometime between Jan. 18 and Jan. 27 of this year Robben, “did counsel, hire command or otherwise solicit another to commit murder.” The criminal complaint states Robbenasked a fellow Carson City jail inmate to kill Tatro either directly or …

Story – Jeff Munson – 01/27/2014 – 22:49 – 0 attachments

South Lake Tahoe man faces felony stalking, three gross misdemeanor charges

… of intimidating a public officer. Todd Christian Robben was transported Nov. 9, 11 a.m. from El Dorado County Jail to Carson City Jail on a Carson Township warrant. Robben had signed a waiver of extradition in Superior Court in the state of …

Story – Jeff Munson – 11/11/2013 – 12:58 – 0 attachments

 

  • Below are the Appeal stories:
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Ty Robben makes front page story, where is the follow-up ROBBEN WINS Carson City DA Rombardo and Krueger LOSE AGAIN – Score: ROBBEN 9 Carson City DA 0

Carson DA moves to reinstate charges against Ty Robben

The Carson City District Attorney’s office is moving to reinstate criminal charges against Ty Robben — including that he tried to solicit a hit man to kill Justice of the Peace John Tatro. Two cases involving Robben were turned over to the Douglas County DA’s office after Senior District Judge Charles McGee in Reno disqualified the Carson DA’s office from
Published: April 25, 2014
All charges against Ty Robben have now been dropped. Douglas County District Attorney Mark Jackson, the special prosecutor named to handle the cases, previosly dismissed libel and harassment charges. He served notice Thursday that he was dropping the charge Robben tried to hire a hit man to kill Justice of the Peace John Tatro. Jackson was brought in after the
Published: April 11, 2014
Reno Justice of the Peace Harold Albright has ordered an April 23 preliminary hearing to determine whether Ty Robben will face trial on charges he tried to hire a hit man to kill Carson Justice of the Peace John Tatro. Robben remains in jail. He has been there since the original charges were filed last year that accuse him of
Published: April 3, 2014
The special prosecutor handling charges against fired ex-Taxation employee Ty Robben has ordered one of the two cases dismissed. But Douglas County District Attorney Mark Jackson said he and his staff still are investigating the second and much more serious case accusing Robben of trying to hire a hit-man to kill Carson City Justice of the Peace John Tatro. The
Published: March 27, 2014
Ty Robben, the fired state taxation employee charged with two counts of intimidating Justice of the Peace John Tatro, now is charged with attempting to solicit someone to kill Tatro. Robben, who is in jail awaiting trial on the original charges, reportedly tried to “solicit another to commit the murder of Carson City Justice of the Peace John Tatro either
Published: January 27, 2014
Nevada Appeal August 17, 2012 Ty makes bail

Nevada Appeal August 17, 2012 Ty makes bail

Jailed ex-Taxation worker convicted

Ty Robben, the fired state Taxation employee who has been waging a campaign against the state and Carson City’s criminal justice system for more than a year, was convicted Friday of misdemeanor disorderly conduct. The conviction results from what the judge ruled was his failure to meet conditions of his plea agreement in a case involving his alleged assault on
Published: December 16, 2013
JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world’s most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95. South African President Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late Thursday, saying “we’ve
Published: December 5, 2013
Ty Robben, who is facing charges he libeled and tried to intimidate Justice of the Peace John Tatro, on Monday lost his bid to disqualify the district attorney from prosecuting him. But he won a partial victory when Senior JP Harold Albright of Reno granted him a stay so he could appeal that ruling to district court. Robben was charged
Published: November 25, 2013
NV Appeal coverage of ANTI-CURRPTION protest against Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto

NV Appeal coverage of ANTI-CURRPTION protest against Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto

NV Appeal coverage of ANTI-CURRPTION protest against Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto

NV Appeal coverage of ANTI-CURRPTION protest against Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto

Nevada Appeal Susan Martinovich lies to get TPO NV appeal

Nevada Appeal Susan Martinovich lies to get TPO NV appeal

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Carson City DA loses “reinstatement” battle to re-file false charges against Ty Robben for exposing Judge Tatro’s various scandals

“If it was a baseball game, Robben 9, Carson DA 0”

Tordery Robben has prevailed again against the corrupt Carson City DA Neil Rombardo and his corrupt assistant Mark Krueger.

On Friday July 18, 2014 Ret. Reno Judge Charles McGee (who was assigned the cases since every Carson City judge was recused) issued an order that officially dismissed the previously dismissed false charges filed against Robben for allegedly libeling Corrupt Carson City Judge John Tatro and then solicitation the murder for the corrupt judge Tatro.

Robben also has prevailed in his appeal of the original breach-of-peace conviction that corrupt judge Tatro presided over untill he was eventually disqualified for accusing Robben of “shooting up Tatro’s front door with a .45”.

After Tatro was kicked off the case, corrupt Las Vegas judge Nancy C. Oesterle was assigned the case and completely disregard the law and facts of the case to cover-up for her corrupt pal, judge Tatro and convicting Robben to a record setting 60-days in jail for the breach-of-peace charge.

Judge McGee overturned that conviction and did reassign that appeal to the Carson City DA. However, McGee warned the DA that he has issued an “interlocutory” order reversing the conviction against Robben and if the DA pursues the matter, the DA risks malicious prosecution clams by Robben.

judge tatroRobben has filed a federal civil complaint in the matter and is in the process of amending the complaint and/or filing a new complaint to include all the false charges filed by Tatro and the Carson City Sheriff and DA including the recently dismissed libel, solicitation, stalking and intimidation charges.
John Tatro filed these changes as an individual not a judge, he has no immunity” says Robben.

Robben has also filed FBI complaints and also recently discovered his former lawyer William Routsis was working against him in the case.

“I protested William Routsis last week and he wigged out and tried to fight me” said Robben who plans on keeping up the protests against Routsis, Tatro, Krueger and others involved in this scandal. “I want them in prison” says Robben who has kept up the pressure as his website is close to a quarter million views this month.

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“These scumbags are as bad or worse that child molesters” said Robben. In fact, Robben even has evidence to back up a claim that Judge Tatro was involved in child molestation.

“They tried to put me in prison to keep my voice silenced” said Robben who has exposed numerous facts related to scandals with corrupt judge Tatro, Sheriff Furlong, DA Rombardo and others.

The range of corruption includes Tatro having to breathalyze before taking the bench, sex with court workers and underage men, the shooter of Tatro’s home did in fact confess and the CCSO cover-up that to protect Tatro’s family. Robben also made DA Rombardo un-electable by exposing  Rombardo sexual affairs with employees and deputy DA’s in the Carson City offices.

“If it was a baseball game, Robben 9, Carson DA 0” Says Robben.

“These scumbags need to be removed from office and charged with the crimes they committed. They also need to pay me back for the damage they created.” says Robben who said “They will pay one way or another”.

The Nevada Appeal ran the original story here:

nevada appeal storyCarson DA moves to reinstate charges against Ty Robben

The Carson City District Attorney’s office is moving to reinstate criminal charges against Ty Robben — including that he tried to solicit a hit man to kill Justice of the Peace John Tatro.

Two cases involving Robben were turned over to the Douglas County DA’s office after Senior District Judge Charles McGee in Reno disqualified the Carson DA’s office from handling them.

But two months after that ruling, McGee, of his own volition, entered an order saying he would reconsider that decision in light of an April opinion by the Nevada Supreme Court effectively reversing the precedent he relied on in disqualifying the DA. While McGee said he still has concerns, he would like to see the issue briefed and would consider reinstating the Carson DA’s office.

http://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/11178764-113/office-robben-charges-carson

But in between his first order and the second one, issued April 15, Douglas DA Mark Jackson dismissed the solicitation-to-commit-murder charge as well as the libel, stalking and harassment charges filed in the first case. He said in the dismissal notices that there wasn’t enough evidence to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.

Putting Carson City back in charge would allow the office to refile the charges against Robben, including solicitation to commit murder, a Category B felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

In the request for reappointment, Assistant DA Mark Krueger emphasized that the Carson DA’s office “reviews the evidence provided by law enforcement and charges only those crimes in which the Carson City District Attorney’s office believes occurred and can be proven at trial beyond a reasonable doubt.”

Krueger declined to comment on the filing, but the court document states that his office maintains “there has never been a conflict of interest” in the cases against Robben.

Robben, meanwhile, is taking his claims the office is unconstitutionally harassing him, violating his rights and covering up corruption in the Carson judicial system to the federal level. He said he will sue the DA’s office and Krueger in federal court and that he has already been interviewed by the FBI.

Robben’s troubles began when he was terminated from the Department of Taxation. His appeals of the termination were rejected at every level.

He got into legal trouble after an incident in which he said he was trying to serve papers on then-NDOT Director Susan Martinovich on behalf of another fired state worker. He became angered with Tatro after the judge convicted him in that case. His anger escalated, and his conduct resulted in the first batch of charges. He was in jail when he allegedly tried to get another prisoner to connect him with a hit man to murder the judge.

Robben was released from jail after the charges were dropped this month.

 

Protests target corrupt Reno lawyer William Routsis for “ripping off” & “selling out clients”, back room deals, fraud, ineffective legal counsel, threats of extortion, meth use, binders on booze being to drunk to return calls, and more!

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Lawyer Mr. William Routsis, ESQ. of Reno, NV claimed on the court records he was “ineffective counsel”

Reno criminal defense attorney William J. Routsis, got a taste of revenge after a former client, Ty Robben protested outside Mr. Routsis’ office at 1070 Monroe St. in Reno which happens to also be Mr. Routsis’ home.

Mr. Robben paid Mr. Routsis $4,000.00 dollars to represent him in court – He now wants his money back.

williamroutsisbadlawyer.wordpress.com is dedicated to this asshole.

Mr. Routsis claimed on the court records he was “ineffective counsel” to Mr. Robben by failing to turn in documents on time, making “back room” deals with the corrupt Carson City judge John Tatro and the DA Travis Lucia, Neil Rombardo and even working against Robben by conspiring with the Carson City Sheriff Detective Dan Gomes.

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At the protest July 15, 2014, Robben and a group of his “peaceful” protest posse expressed their 1st amendment rights in front of Routsis’ home/office on Monroe Street in Reno, Nevada. Neighbors looked upon the signs and people driving by honk their horns in support of Robben’s protest.

Mr. Robben linked the information together and connected the dots by listening to various audio CDs containing the hearings and other transcripts from the Sheriff. Mr. Routsis worked to make sure Robben got the maximum sentence in a disturbing the peace charge for serving a subpoena to former NDOT Director Susan Martinivich, who actually evaded service and ran over Mr. Robben’s foot when she took off in her SUV.

Robben prevailed on his appeal of the breach-of-peace in July 2014 based on his own legal arguments of withdrawing his plea. Robben had to write his own briefs and perform his own legal research because ‘Routsis does not know how to use a computer”.

Robben had to even file the pleading in proper person because Routsis was too drunk and high on dope.

Robben let the militia aside, and just made a few signs. “I want my money back for services not performed”.

At the protest July 15, 2014, Robben and a group of his “peaceful” protest posse expressed their 1st amendment rights in front of Routsis’ home/office on Monroe Street in Reno, Nevada. Neighbors looked upon the signs and people driving by honk their horns in support of Robben’s protest.

Routsis was not home at the time the protest started, but drove up on the protest near the end of day.

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Disbar William Routsis

Routsis became enraged and hostile when he read the signs and allegedly called the Reno Police Department to file “criminal charges” against Robben for “extortion” and called Robben a “terrorist”  and Routsis then yelled “I have been working with CCSO Detective Gomes to tell them you are extorting money from me and you [Robben] are on the FBI terror watch list.”

Routsis then challenged Ty Robben to a fight right there on the public sidewalk. People from the neighborhood gathered around and watch William Routsis, a former boxer, tell Robben to “Man UP” and attempted to lure Robben onto his property for a fight!

Robben remained calm, and told Routsis that “You, William Routsis even admit on the court records that you failed to perform you legal duties and were ‘ineffective legal counsel’ for me [Ty Robben]”.photo(3)

Ty Robben’s cousin Jimmy Robben, a cowboy from the Mother Lode witnessed the mayhem and prevented Routsis from striking Ty Robben with his fists. “Ty was here to express his U.S. Constitutional rights and protest a bad business dispute, and William Routsis wanted to start a fist fight. Let’s be clear, Routsis challenged Robben who just held up his ‘Crime Scene’ sign to Routsis’ face while Jimmy Robben restrained Routsis from physically assaulting/battering  Robben.

Robben told Routsis to “get help and look into a 12-step program… and don’t talk to me until you get to step 9 Mr. Routsis”.

Robben said he will be filing a criminal complaint against Wiillim Routsis after this all settles down for terriost threats, assault and Routsis’ challenging him [Robben] to a fight. Robben will file a BAR complaint and even a civil legal malpractice suit against this clown named William Routsis.

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Ty Robben WINS – Carson City DA LOSES: Judge reverses trumped-up “breach-of-peace” conviction for Ty Robben who attempted to serve a subpoena to former NDOT Director Susan Martinovich

ty robben charges dismissedReno Judge Charles McGee reversed trumped-up “breach-of-peace” conviction for Ty Robben who attempted to serve a subpoena to former NDOT Director Susan Martinovich who clearly evaded service when she left the NDOT building through the back door and took a decoy car driven by NDOT employees to the Smith’s grocery store in Carson City, NV.

The order issued Wednesday July 09, 2014 also appears to render the Carson City District Attorney’s attempt to reinstate other dismissed charges including Libel, Intimidation and Stalking as well as Solicitation of MURDER against corrupt Carson City Judge John Tatro as moot.

The “contempt of court” conviction should also be rendered moot and reversed too since corrupt Judge Tatro’s order was illegal and void of any law or due process when Judge Tatro added conditions to Robben’s bail conditions with no hearing after a request by the Carson City Department of Alternative Sentencing (“DAS”) ordered Robben to wear a GPS device and then ordered Robben to be placed on “house arrest” with a “daily check-in” to the DAS office in Carson City from his home in South Lake Tahoe. The original order never included a “daily check-in” or “house arrest” according to Robben who has proof of the actual transcripts of the hearing conducted by corrupt Judge Tatro. Even the District Attorney Travis Lucia agreed in a written stipulation that Robben was not on house arrest or daily check-in.

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Furthermore, the DAS never had jurisdiction over Robben who was a pre-trial defendant t the time. DAS only had jurisdiction over convicted “probationers” not “pre-trial defendants” according to the law under NRS 211A that governs DAS. The law was modified in July 2013 by Senate Bill 101 (“SB101”) to give DAS jurisdiction over pre-trial defendants, however Robben’s issues occurred in 2012.

This shows a clear pattern of abuse of power and acting under the color of law to carry out a personal vendetta against Robben and a cover-up of the hit-and-run by former NDOT Director Susan Martinovich.

Robben has a pending lawsuit in the Reno Federal Court related to this case and now he can show the “malicious prosecution” claim is valid since the conviction was reversed in Robben’s favor.

Robben has been very vocal about the rampant corruption in Nevada and especially Carson City where a corrupt Sheriff department, DA and Court system conspired and acted outside the law to harass Robben using the criminal justice system. Robben has performed numerious high profile protests in front of the State capitol and the Carson City court related to an array of issues including backdated court filings, withheld evidence, NHP corruption (editied dashcam video) the CCSO cover-up for Susan Martinovich’s hit-and-run and Judge Tatro, DA Neil Rombardoand ADA Mark Krueger’s corruption and abuse of office.

See the order here: Robben order.mcgee. appeal

 

Nevada U.S. Attorney sees rise in number of corrupt Nevada lawyers prosecuted

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Nevada ranks number one in the Country for the most corrupt attorneys… We need to clean up the corruption within our judicial system and it starts with arresting and prosecuting the corrupt attorneys and judges!

Massive CRIME SCENE at Nevada attorney General Office in Carson City because of the rampant corruption in the CORRUPT Nevada Courts 
LVRJ News source: http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/crime-courts/nevada-us-attorney-sees-rise-number-lawyers-prosecuted

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Prosecutors have noticed an “alarming” number of lawyers convicted of serious crimes in federal court in the past several years.tatro corrupt

A total of 23 lawyers, mostly from Las Vegas, have been convicted since 2008, according to the Nevada U.S. attorney’s office.

Since 2011, the number of convictions have increased nearly five times over the previous three years, records show.

There were four convictions between 2008 and 2010, but 19 between 2011 and this year. Eight attorneys either pleaded guilty or were convicted by a jury in 2013 alone.

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Dan Bogdenusdoj“In the last several years, the number of lawyers charged with federal crimes has increased dramatically,” U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden says.

“Although we cannot speculate as to the reason for the rise in numbers, we can say that it is embarrassing and sad when lawyers violate the very laws they have taken an oath to uphold.”

Bogden calls the growing rate of attorney prosecutions “alarming” in his 2013 annual report on the accomplishments of his office.

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He isn’t alone in noticing the increase.crime

“There’s been a significant uptick,” says David Clark, the chief counsel for the State Bar of Nevada, which regulates lawyers. “It’s a combination of economic realities and the increased vigilance on the part of federal prosecutors to go after lawyers.”

Clark says attorneys have struggled in the failing economy just like everyone else and have been forced to look for other ways to make money, sometimes landing in legal and professional trouble.

Of the 23 convictions since 2008, a total of 19 involved financial crimes such as tax evasion, bank fraud and mortgage fraud, records show.

Bankruptcy attorney Randolph Goldberg pleaded guilty to tax evasion last year and is now serving a 1½-year sentence in federal prison. Defense lawyer and former prosecutor Paul Wommer, who was convicted by a jury of tax evasion last year, is serving a nearly 3½-year prison sentence. Both are temporarily suspended and can expect more disciplinary action from the State Bar when they get out of prison.

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disbarredBusiness Woman Series 24Four Las Vegas attorneys — the late David Amesbury, Jeanne Winkler, Barry Levinson and Brian Jones — pleaded guilty to fraud charges in the federal investigation into the massive takeover of Las Vegas-area homeowners associations.

Amesbury killed himself weeks after he pleaded guilty, and the other three lawyers are cooperating with prosecutors and waiting to be sentenced.

Another attorney, Keith Gregory, is to stand trial in October in the HOA case, and one key target, attorney Nancy Quon, committed suicide before federal authorities could charge her.

Winkler was disbarred in 2011 for stealing money from her clients, and Levinson agreed to disbarment as part of the plea deal he struck with federal prosecutors earlier this year. He is currently suspended from practicing law.

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Other well-known lawyers have run afoul of the law:

■ Harvey Whittemore, a onetime political power broker, was convicted last year of unlawfully funneling more than $133,000 to the campaign of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat. He was sentenced to two years in prison and must surrender in August. Whittemore is temporarily suspended from practicing law while the State Bar considers further action.

■ Noel Gage, who specialized in personal injury cases, pleaded guilty in 2010 to obstruction of justice in a federal investigation into an alleged fraud scheme involving a network of lawyers and physicians. He was sentenced to three years probation. Gage is off probation and his law license is temporarily suspended until the end of July. He must apply for reinstatement.

■ Lawrence Davidson, caught up in a political corruption probe a dozen years ago, pleaded guilty to mail fraud, money laundering and several other charges, including those related to his unlawful flight to Israel in 2006 to avoid standing trial. Davidson agreed to disbarment in 2005 after he was originally charged. He eventually returned to Las Vegas and was sentenced in 2012 to eight years in prison.

■ Gerry Zobrist, once a part-time Las Vegas justice of the peace, pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud in a multimillion-dollar scheme to use straw buyers to unlawfully purchase homes in the valley. He was sentenced to seven years in federal prison. His law license has been suspended pending further disciplinary action.

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REASON FOR THE RISE

drunk lawyerThomas Pitaro, a respected criminal defense lawyer who has been practicing in Las Vegas for 40 years, says the stress of the legal profession likely has contributed to the rise in criminal prosecutions of attorneys.coke

“I think there are very few attorneys who steal for the hell of it,” Pitaro says. “It’s systematic of other problems — drugs, alcohol, gambling and living above their means.”

Pitaro also believes federal authorities are spending more time investigating white collar and financial crimes that have a higher probability of involving lawyers and other professionals.

Clark says his organization has stepped up its own vigilance of lawyers in recent years and has been working closely with law enforcement authorities.

“We’ve been sharing more information and developing more contacts with law enforcement,” he explains.

Clark points to the Levinson case as a prime example of the State Bar’s strong working relationship with police and federal authorities.

At one point, Las Vegas police, federal authorities and the State Bar all were working cases against Levinson at the same time, Clark says.

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In his federal deal, Levinson not only pleaded guilty in the HOA fraud case, but he also pleaded guilty to tax evasion and embezzling more than $243,000 from his clients. His deal calls for him to receive no less than two years in prison. Any time behind bars he gets in state court on theft charges will run concurrently with his federal sentence.

Levinson’s willingness to agree to disbarment in his federal plea was a first for prosecutors and the State Bar. Goldberg last year agreed to a two-year suspension in his federal plea agreement.

“It shows the evolution of our cooperation with law enforcement authorities,” Clark says.

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NEVADA STATE BAR DISCIPLINE

Something else that is evolving is the State Bar’s approach to disciplining lawyers.

bad lawyers nevadaA Nevada Supreme Court rule says the State Bar can move to temporarily suspend a lawyer upon a “final judgment of conviction,” and the bar has waited over the years until a lawyer is sentenced. That’s when the federal courts, which see most of the criminal cases, recognize a final judgment of conviction.

But two criminal cases against lawyers, one in Clark County District Court and another in federal court, has Clark looking for temporary suspensions before sentencing.

The District Court case is against defense attorney Brian Bloomfield, who pleaded guilty in December to felony charges stemming from a fraud investigation into a sweeping courthouse counseling scheme. Bloomfield has continued to represent clients in court the past six months while waiting to be sentenced.

The federal case involves Brian Jones, who pleaded guilty in the HOA case more than two years ago and is also waiting to be sentenced. Jones has since moved to Utah and is not practicing law in Las Vegas, but his license remains active.how-our-courts-are-used-by-criminals

Last month Clark filed a petition with the state Supreme Court seeking a temporary suspension for Bloomfield while the State Bar prepares to file a complaint against him that could lead to his disbarment.

The State Bar counsel filed a similar petition last week to get Jones temporarily suspended.

Clark is hoping the Supreme Court will more clearly define the broad rule, which also allows the State Bar to seek a suspension after a guilty plea or jury conviction.

“In the past this hasn’t been so much of a problem because there hasn’t been a long disconnect between a guilty plea and a sentencing,” Clark recently said. “But lately, we’ve been seeing a greater delay.”

 

Mountain Democrat Newspaper reader asks “Why can Ty protest?”

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Vern Pierson protest

Vern Pierson protest

Why can Ty protest?

Mr. Ty Robben protested in front of the DA’s Office.  I believe District Attorney Vern Pierson said at that time that Mr. Robben had a First Amendment right to protest.

Since then, Mr. Robben was arrested on false charges in Nevada and those charges were dropped.1st amendment

I’m asking Mr. Pierson to expound on his interpretation of the Constitutional Rights of a citizen to protest so that all citizens will feel safe should we feel the need to protest as Ty Robben did.

CAROL WELTEE
Placerville

 Letters to the Editor Discussion | 5 comments

  • Justice InsiderJune 19, 2014 – 9:06 pmMs. Weltee, DA Pierson has never interfered in a persons right to protest. I can’t recall him ever filing charges on anybody who chooses to protest peacefully. (Peacefully, meaning not causing harm to others or property damage) Mr. Robben protested and Mr. Pierson didn’t interfere. Mr. Robben had some issues in Nevada, however that’s another state.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • The original and real Oh BrotherJune 20, 2014 – 8:24 amSo Justice Insider you ARE a spokesperson for the District Attorney Vern Pierson. I can’t believe there really is a person working for the DA posting on this website. Not impressed and sad to hear that the stories are true about you and your employer.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • The original and real Oh BrotherJune 21, 2014 – 9:05 am@ Justice Insider – You have made no reply to my statement about the stories being true that you are in fact Mr. Piersons side kick from the DA office posting on this website. So now I will ask you. Are you the employee within the District Attorneys office that has been posting on this webite with, of course, inside information. Making this a true story? You appear to be answering this letter to the editor on behalf of Vern Pierson. http://www.inedc.com/1-4863Reply | Report abusive comment
  • agent provocateurJune 21, 2014 – 4:05 pmHi, this is Ty Robben and Google just informed me of this post. For the record, Vern Pierson DID NOT interfere with my protests in Placerville. In fact, he was very respectful, and I respect him for that part unlike the thugs in Nevada like Carson City “Judge” John Tatro, DA Neil Rombardo and his corrupt assistant Mark Krueger and the CCSO Sheriff Ken Furlong. I was arrested by the Nevada idiots with all charges being dropped and now I am suing them in Federal Court for an array of Constitutional violations including 1st amendment and malicious prosecution, etc. So as bad as Vern Pierson may be, he’s not as bad as the criminals in Carson City!Reply | Report abusive comment
  • agent provocateurJune 21, 2014 – 4:12 pmSee my website Nevada State Personnel WATCH for my story. Placerville and EDC is a utopia compared to corrupt Carson City Nevada folks. Do not go to Carson City! I think even Vern Pierson would be shocked at the corruption in my cases out of Carson City.Reply | Report abusive

Defining prosecutorial Misconduct

neil rombardo is corruptProsecutors commit misconduct when in the course of their professional duties they act in ways that are inconsistent with ethical mandates they are obliged to obey. Such misconduct exists at and near the intersection of two sets of rules: one is the legal rules that bind prosecutors so as to ensure due process – the state and federal constitution, statutory law, rules of criminal procedure, judicial orders, and the like. The other is the ethical standards of the legal profession as expressed in each state bar’s rules of professional responsibility and similar professional codes.

Often an act of prosecutorial misconduct will violate both legal and professional codes. Though, because the codes differ in some ways, sometimes an act of misconduct may violate one code but not the other. Prosecutors are required to abide by both.

Enforcement of the two codes differs. When prosecutors violate legal rules as part of a criminal case, the primary recourse is for the criminal defendant to ask to have his conviction overturned (or if the trial is in progress, to ask the judge for a mistrial, to strike matters from the record, or to otherwise minimize the damage caused). When prosecutors violate professional rules, the bar complaint process is the primary enforcement mechanism.

Types of Misconduct

mark-krueger-is-corruptBelow is a list of some common types of prosecutorial misconduct. Prosecutorial misconduct comes in many forms, and this list is not meant to be exhaustive, nor is it designed to preclude other ways of describing and classifying misconduct.

 

Failure to disclose exculpatory evidence

In Brady v. Maryland and a line of subsequent cases, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that the U.S. Constitution requires that prosecutors turn over to the defense evidence that tends to show the defendant is not guilty or deserves a lesser punishment. The failure to disclose “Brady material” is one common form of prosecutorial misconduct. This behavior also frequently violates professional rules which prohibit lawyers from disobeying obligations, obstructing access to evidence, and failing to comply with discovery, as well as professional rules which require prosecutors to make timely disclosure of all information that tends to negate guilt or mitigate punishment. (See, e.g., ABA Model Rules 3.4, 3.8, and 8.4) To learn more about the failure to disclose and Brady-type prosecutorial misconduct click here.

 

Introduction of false evidence

In several cases including Napue v. Illinois, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that the U.S. Constitution prohibits prosecutors from introducing false evidence, including false testimony, and requires prosecutors to correct falsehoods. Such behavior may also violate professional rules which prohibit attorneys from offering evidence the lawyer knows to be false, assisting or inducing a witness to testify falsely, or eliciting false testimony without taking measures to correct it. (See, e.g., ABA Model Rules 3.3, 3.4, and 8.4) Because misconduct involving false evidence also frequently involves the failure to disclose (see above), you might find our pageabout Brady helpful.

 

Improper argument

In opening and closing statements at trial (and other similar circumstances), a prosecutor’s use of certain types of prohibited modes of argument may constitute prosecutorial misconduct. For example, a prosecutor may not: assert facts not in evidence, misstate the law, vouch for the credibility of a witness, mischaracterize evidence, criticize the defendant for exercising his constitutional right not to testify, or engage in other similar prohibited behavior. This type of misconduct may violate federal and state constitutions as well as professional rules which prohibit these types of arguments. (See, e.g., ABA Model Rules 3.3 and 3.4)

 

Discrimination in jury selection

When selecting a jury, prosecutors are prohibited from excluding potential jurors based on certain characteristics, including race, sex, ethnicity, religion, and other similar characteristics. When prosecutors do this, they violate the defendant’s constitutional rights as well as the constitutional rights of the prospective juror. This comes to light most commonly when African American or Latino prospective jurors are struck because the prosecution assumes that such jurors will be more sympathetic to a similar-raced defendant, more skeptical of authorities, or more lenient generally. Lawyers sometimes refer to a prosecutor’s discriminatory exclusion of racial minorities from a jury as a Batson violation, named after the Supreme Court case Batson v. Kentucky which established some rules to address the problem.

 

Interference with a defendant’s right to representation

Though they have positions of authority, prosecutors are not neutral, they are participants in adversarial proceedings against criminal defendants. Prosecutors also are also sophisticated, repeat players in a criminal justice system that may be foreign, confusing and terrifying to defendants. Prosecutors may not discourage defendants from obtaining counsel, nor may prosecutors take advantage of a defendant who has not yet had the opportunity to avail himself of counsel. If a prosecutor knows that a defendant is represented, the prosecutor may not speak to a defendant about his case without the defendant’s attorney present. (See, e.g., ABA Model Rules 3.8(b), 3.8(c), 4.2 and 4.3)

 

Improper communications with a judge or juror

Rules restrict the types of interactions that all attorneys, including prosecutors, may have with a judge or juror. For example there are rules which regulate ex parte communication with judges – that is, an attorney communication with a judge where the opposing counsel is not present. Similarly, during trial, it is generally improper for a prosecutor or any attorney to communicate with jurors in any manner other than before the judge, on the record. Furthermore, it is unethical and illegal for a prosecutor or any attorney to attempt to influence a judge or juror with improper inducements. (See, e.g., ABA Model Rules 3.5 and 8.4)

 

Improper use of the media

Cases are meant to be tried in court, based on evidence, not in the press. Rules broadly prohibit prosecutors from engaging in public communications that may prejudice the defendant’s case or heighten public condemnation of the accused. Other than the basic details about a crime, most public communications about the defendant or the defendant’s case are improper and constitute prosecutorial misconduct. (See, e.g., ABA Model Rules 3.6 and 3.8(f))

 

Failure to train subordinates and maintain systems of compliance

Prosecutors who have managerial responsibilities in district attorneys offices have a professional obligation to create systems in those offices that ensure that all lawyer and nonlawyer professionals are aware of and comply with rules of professional conduct. Prosecutors who supervise subordinates may not encourage or ratify misconduct by subordinates and must make reasonable efforts to ensure that subordinates abide by ethical rules. (See, e.g., ABA Model Rules 5.1, 5.3 and 8.4(a))

 

Failure to report a violation of the rules of professional responsibility

In many states, professional rules require that members of the bar inform the appropriate authorities if they become aware that another attorney has committed a serious violation of those professional rules. When prosecutors witness or learn of misconduct and fail to report it, in certain instances, they too may be guilty of misconduct. (See, e.g. ABA Model Rules 3.8)

 

This list is not meant to be exhaustive. There are other types of prosecutorial misconduct. We will continue to add to this list to give readers a better understanding of the various forms such misconduct takes.

 

Ty Robben protests the FBI cover-up of Carson City and Reno Corruption

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There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice but there must never be a time when we fail to protest

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Have a problem with the Carson City Courts, Sheriff or DA?reno fed court

Call the FBI and the local news sources and demand an investigation, and charges filed against the corrupt licensed criminals like “Judge” Tatro, Sheriff Ken furlong and DA Neail Rombard and his corrupt sidekick Mark Krueger.

We’re also calling all Nevada Senators and Representatives to demand that FBI do their damn job and investigate that rampant corruption and criminal activity including “Acting under the color of Law” and RICO.

 

 

  • Backdated court filings.
  • Judge Tatro filing false criminal complaints against Ty Robben.
  • Carson City Sheriff and DA fabricating evidence.
  • Cover ups including MURDER and the Judge Tatro shooting because Tatro had an affair with the shooters mom!
  • NHP editing audio video dash camera footage.
  • DAS operating outside jurisdiction.
  • CCSO poisoning food in the jail, not giving inmates required meds, tainted jail water, etc.
  • And much more.

 

FBI Color of Law Abuses

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U.S. law enforcement officers and other officials like judges, prosecutors, and security guards have been given tremendous power by local, state, and federal government agencies—authority they must have to enforce the law and ensure justice in our country. These powers include the authority to detain and arrest suspects, to search and seize property, to bring criminal charges, to make rulings in court, and to use deadly force in certain situations.

Preventing abuse of this authority, however, is equally necessary to the health of our nation’s democracy. That’s why it’s a federal crime for anyone acting under “color of law” willfully to deprive or conspire to deprive a person of a right protected by the Constitution or U.S. law. “Color of law” simply means that the person is using authority given to him or her by a local, state, or federal government agency.

The FBI is the lead federal agency for investigating color of law abuses, which include acts carried out by government officials operating both within and beyond the limits of their lawful authority. Off-duty conduct may be covered if the perpetrator asserted his or her official status in some way.

During 2012, 42 percent of the FBI’s total civil rights caseload involved color of law issues—there were 380 color of law cases opened during the year. Most of the cases involved crimes that fell into into five broad areas:

  • Excessive force;
  • Sexual assaults;
  • False arrest and fabrication of evidence;
  • Deprivation of property; and
  • Failure to keep from harm.

Excessive force: In making arrests, maintaining order, and defending life, law enforcement officers are allowed to use whatever force is “reasonably” necessary. The breadth and scope of the use of force is vast—from just the physical presence of the officer…to the use of deadly force. Violations of federal law occur when it can be shown that the force used was willfully “unreasonable” or “excessive.”

Sexual assaults by officials acting under color of law can happen in jails, during traffic stops, or in other settings where officials might use their position of authority to coerce an individual into sexual compliance. The compliance is generally gained because of a threat of an official action against the person if he or she doesn’t comply.

False arrest and fabrication of evidence: The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right against unreasonable searches or seizures. A law enforcement official using authority provided under the color of law is allowed to stop individuals and, under certain circumstances, to search them and retain their property. It is in the abuse of that discretionary power—such as an unlawful detention or illegal confiscation of property—that a violation of a person’s civil rights may occur.

Fabricating evidence against or falsely arresting an individual also violates the color of law statute, taking away the person’s rights of due process and unreasonable seizure. In the case of deprivation of property, the color of law statute would be violated by unlawfully obtaining or maintaining a person’s property, which oversteps or misapplies the official’s authority.

The Fourteenth Amendment secures the right to due process; the Eighth Amendment prohibits the use of cruel and unusual punishment. During an arrest or detention, these rights can be violated by the use of force amounting to punishment (summary judgment). The person accused of a crime must be allowed the opportunity to have a trial and should not be subjected to punishment without having been afforded the opportunity of the legal process.

Failure to keep from harm: The public counts on its law enforcement officials to protect local communities. If it’s shown that an official willfully failed to keep an individual from harm, that official could be in violation of the color of law statute.

Filing a Complaint

To file a color of law complaint, contact your local FBI office by telephone, in writing, or in person. The following information should be provided:

  • All identifying information for the victim(s);
  • As much identifying information as possible for the subject(s), including position, rank, and agency employed;
  • Date and time of incident;
  • Location of incident;
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any witness(es);
  • A complete chronology of events; and
  • Any report numbers and charges with respect to the incident.

You may also contact the United States Attorney’s Office in your district or send a written complaint to:

Assistant Attorney General
Civil Rights Division
Criminal Section
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest
Washington, DC 20530

FBI investigations vary in length. Once our investigation is complete, we forward the findings to the U.S. Attorney’s Office within the local jurisdiction and to the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., which decide whether or not to proceed toward prosecution and handle any prosecutions that follow.

Civil Applications

Title 42, U.S.C., Section 14141 makes it unlawful for state or local law enforcement agencies to allow officers to engage in a pattern or practice of conduct that deprives persons of rights protected by the Constitution or U.S. laws. This law, commonly referred to as the Police Misconduct Statute, gives the Department of Justice authority to seek civil remedies in cases where law enforcement agencies have policies or practices that foster a pattern of misconduct by employees. This action is directed against an agency, not against individual officers. The types of issues which may initiate a pattern and practice investigation include:

  • Lack of supervision/monitoring of officers’ actions;
  • Lack of justification or reporting by officers on incidents involving the use of force;
  • Lack of, or improper training of, officers; and
  • Citizen complaint processes that treat complainants as adversaries.

Under Title 42, U.S.C., Section 1997, the Department of Justice has the ability to initiate civil actions against mental hospitals, retardation facilities, jails, prisons, nursing homes, and juvenile detention facilities when there are allegations of systemic derivations of the constitutional rights of institutionalized persons.

Report Civil Rights Violations

Resources

The various Judges(Judge Harold “Hal” G. Albright, Judge Charles McGee and Federal Judge Miranda Du)  involved in the various legal proceedings involving Ty Robben and the Carson City DA Neil Rombardo, Mark Krueger and Judge Tatro have a mandatory duty by law under the Nevada Judaical Code of Conduct and canons to report John Tatro, Neil Rombardo and Mark Krueger to the appropriate authorities. In this case that would be the FBI, the State Bar and the Commission on Judicial Discipline.

Nevada Judaical Code of Conduct:

Rule 2.14.  Disability and Impairment.  A judge having a reasonable belief that the performance of a lawyer or another judge is impaired by drugs or alcohol, or by a mental, emotional, or physical condition, shall take appropriate action, which may include a confidential referral to a lawyer or judicial assistance program.

COMMENT

      [1] “Appropriate action” means action intended and reasonably likely to help the judge or lawyer in question address the problem and prevent harm to the justice system. Depending upon the circumstances, appropriate action may include but is not limited to speaking directly to the impaired person, notifying an individual with supervisory responsibility over the impaired person, or making a referral to an assistance program.

      [2] Taking or initiating corrective action by way of referral to an assistance program may satisfy a judge’s responsibility under this Rule. Assistance programs have many approaches for offering help to impaired judges and lawyers, such as intervention, counseling, or referral to appropriate health care professionals. Depending upon the gravity of the conduct that has come to the judge’s attention, however, the judge may be required to take other action, such as reporting the impaired judge or lawyer to the appropriate authority, agency, or body. See Rule 2.15.

      Rule 2.15.  Responding to Judicial and Lawyer Misconduct.

      (A) A judge having knowledge that another judge has committed a violation of this Code that raises a substantial question regarding the judge’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a judge in other respects shall inform the appropriate authority.

      (B) A judge having knowledge that a lawyer has committed a violation of the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct that raises a substantial question regarding the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects shall inform the appropriate authority.

      (C) A judge who receives information indicating a substantial likelihood that another judge has committed a violation of this Code shall take appropriate action.

      (D) A judge who receives information indicating a substantial likelihood that a lawyer has committed a violation of the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct shall take appropriate action.

COMMENT

      [1] Taking action to address known misconduct is a judge’s obligation. Paragraphs (A) and (B) impose an obligation on the judge to report to the appropriate disciplinary authority the known misconduct of another judge or a lawyer that raises a substantial question regarding the honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness of that judge or lawyer. Ignoring or denying known misconduct among one’s judicial colleagues or members of the legal profession undermines a judge’s responsibility to participate in efforts to ensure public respect for the justice system. This Rule limits the reporting obligation to those offenses that an independent judiciary must vigorously endeavor to prevent.

      [2] A judge who does not have actual knowledge that another judge or a lawyer may have committed misconduct but receives information indicating a substantial likelihood of such misconduct, is required to take appropriate action under paragraphs (C) and (D). Appropriate action may include, but is not limited to, communicating directly with the judge who may have violated this Code, communicating with a supervising judge, or reporting the suspected violation to the appropriate authority or other agency or body. Similarly, actions to be taken in response to information indicating that a lawyer has committed a violation of the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct may include but are not limited to communicating directly with the lawyer who may have committed the violation or reporting the suspected violation to the appropriate authority or other agency or body.

      Rule 2.16.  Cooperation With Disciplinary Authorities.

      (A) A judge shall cooperate and be candid and honest with judicial and lawyer disciplinary agencies.

      (B) A judge shall not retaliate, directly or indirectly, against a person known or suspected to have assisted or cooperated with an investigation of a judge or a lawyer.

COMMENT

      [1] Cooperation with investigations and proceedings of judicial and lawyer discipline agencies, as required in paragraph (A), instills confidence in judges’ commitment to the integrity of the judicial system and the protection of the public.

      [Added; effective January 19, 2010.]

 

 

Corrupt Carson City DA Neil Rombrdo had anal sex with his Deputy DA!

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NEIL ROMBARDO TAKES IT UP THE ASS

Looks like a mass exudus from the carson city DA’s office. Employees are sick of Rombardo’s temper tantrums. Plus, the dude is getting divorced because he screwed one of his deputies.

From: http://wildwildlaw.blogspot.com/2010/01/friday-open-thread.html

Anonymous said…

Looks like a mass exudus from the carson city DA’s office. Employees are sick of Rombardo’s temper tantrums. Plus, the dude is getting divorced because he screwed one of his deputies.neil rombardo anal sex scandal

 

FBI Protest: Investigate the Corrupt Carson City courts

FBI protest carson city courts

 

A major protest will occur to demand that the FBI investigate the corruption in the Carson City and Reno Courts.

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Have a problem with the Carson City Courts, Sheriff or DA? Call the FBI and the local news sources and demand an investigation, and charges filed against the corrupt licensed criminals like “Judge” Tatro, Sheriff Ken furlong and DA Neail Rombard and his corrupt sidekick Mark Krueger.

 

We’re also calling all Nevada Senators and Representatives to demand that FBI do their damn job and investigate that rampant corruption and criminal activity including “Acting under the color of Law” and RICO.

Stay tuned for details and pictures.

Issues:

  • Backdated court filings.
  • Judge Tatro filing false criminal complaints against Ty Robben.
  • Carson City Sheriff and DA fabricating evidence.
  • Cover ups including MURDER and the Judge Tatro shooting because Tatro had an affair with the shooters mom!
  • NHP editing audio video dash camera footage.
  • DAS operating outside jurisdiction.
  • CCSO poisoning food in the jail, not giving inmates required meds, tainted jail water, etc.
  • And much more.

 

FBI Color of Law Abuses

Gavel

U.S. law enforcement officers and other officials like judges, prosecutors, and security guards have been given tremendous power by local, state, and federal government agencies—authority they must have to enforce the law and ensure justice in our country. These powers include the authority to detain and arrest suspects, to search and seize property, to bring criminal charges, to make rulings in court, and to use deadly force in certain situations.

Preventing abuse of this authority, however, is equally necessary to the health of our nation’s democracy. That’s why it’s a federal crime for anyone acting under “color of law” willfully to deprive or conspire to deprive a person of a right protected by the Constitution or U.S. law. “Color of law” simply means that the person is using authority given to him or her by a local, state, or federal government agency.

The FBI is the lead federal agency for investigating color of law abuses, which include acts carried out by government officials operating both within and beyond the limits of their lawful authority. Off-duty conduct may be covered if the perpetrator asserted his or her official status in some way.

During 2012, 42 percent of the FBI’s total civil rights caseload involved color of law issues—there were 380 color of law cases opened during the year. Most of the cases involved crimes that fell into into five broad areas:

  • Excessive force;
  • Sexual assaults;
  • False arrest and fabrication of evidence;
  • Deprivation of property; and
  • Failure to keep from harm.

Excessive force: In making arrests, maintaining order, and defending life, law enforcement officers are allowed to use whatever force is “reasonably” necessary. The breadth and scope of the use of force is vast—from just the physical presence of the officer…to the use of deadly force. Violations of federal law occur when it can be shown that the force used was willfully “unreasonable” or “excessive.”

Sexual assaults by officials acting under color of law can happen in jails, during traffic stops, or in other settings where officials might use their position of authority to coerce an individual into sexual compliance. The compliance is generally gained because of a threat of an official action against the person if he or she doesn’t comply.

False arrest and fabrication of evidence: The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right against unreasonable searches or seizures. A law enforcement official using authority provided under the color of law is allowed to stop individuals and, under certain circumstances, to search them and retain their property. It is in the abuse of that discretionary power—such as an unlawful detention or illegal confiscation of property—that a violation of a person’s civil rights may occur.

Fabricating evidence against or falsely arresting an individual also violates the color of law statute, taking away the person’s rights of due process and unreasonable seizure. In the case of deprivation of property, the color of law statute would be violated by unlawfully obtaining or maintaining a person’s property, which oversteps or misapplies the official’s authority.

The Fourteenth Amendment secures the right to due process; the Eighth Amendment prohibits the use of cruel and unusual punishment. During an arrest or detention, these rights can be violated by the use of force amounting to punishment (summary judgment). The person accused of a crime must be allowed the opportunity to have a trial and should not be subjected to punishment without having been afforded the opportunity of the legal process.

Failure to keep from harm: The public counts on its law enforcement officials to protect local communities. If it’s shown that an official willfully failed to keep an individual from harm, that official could be in violation of the color of law statute.

Filing a Complaint

To file a color of law complaint, contact your local FBI office by telephone, in writing, or in person. The following information should be provided:

  • All identifying information for the victim(s);
  • As much identifying information as possible for the subject(s), including position, rank, and agency employed;
  • Date and time of incident;
  • Location of incident;
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any witness(es);
  • A complete chronology of events; and
  • Any report numbers and charges with respect to the incident.

You may also contact the United States Attorney’s Office in your district or send a written complaint to:

Assistant Attorney General
Civil Rights Division
Criminal Section
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest
Washington, DC 20530

FBI investigations vary in length. Once our investigation is complete, we forward the findings to the U.S. Attorney’s Office within the local jurisdiction and to the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., which decide whether or not to proceed toward prosecution and handle any prosecutions that follow.

Civil Applications

Title 42, U.S.C., Section 14141 makes it unlawful for state or local law enforcement agencies to allow officers to engage in a pattern or practice of conduct that deprives persons of rights protected by the Constitution or U.S. laws. This law, commonly referred to as the Police Misconduct Statute, gives the Department of Justice authority to seek civil remedies in cases where law enforcement agencies have policies or practices that foster a pattern of misconduct by employees. This action is directed against an agency, not against individual officers. The types of issues which may initiate a pattern and practice investigation include:

  • Lack of supervision/monitoring of officers’ actions;
  • Lack of justification or reporting by officers on incidents involving the use of force;
  • Lack of, or improper training of, officers; and
  • Citizen complaint processes that treat complainants as adversaries.

Under Title 42, U.S.C., Section 1997, the Department of Justice has the ability to initiate civil actions against mental hospitals, retardation facilities, jails, prisons, nursing homes, and juvenile detention facilities when there are allegations of systemic derivations of the constitutional rights of institutionalized persons.

Report Civil Rights Violations

Resources

The various Judges(Judge Harold “Hal” G. Albright, Judge Charles McGee and Federal Judge Miranda Du)  involved in the various legal proceedings involving Ty Robben and the Carson City DA Neil Rombardo, Mark Krueger and Judge Tatro have a mandatory duty by law under the Nevada Judaical Code of Conduct and canons to report John Tatro, Neil Rombardo and Mark Krueger to the appropriate authorities. In this case that would be the FBI, the State Bar and the Commission on Judicial Discipline.

Nevada Judaical Code of Conduct:

Rule 2.14.  Disability and Impairment.  A judge having a reasonable belief that the performance of a lawyer or another judge is impaired by drugs or alcohol, or by a mental, emotional, or physical condition, shall take appropriate action, which may include a confidential referral to a lawyer or judicial assistance program.

COMMENT

      [1] “Appropriate action” means action intended and reasonably likely to help the judge or lawyer in question address the problem and prevent harm to the justice system. Depending upon the circumstances, appropriate action may include but is not limited to speaking directly to the impaired person, notifying an individual with supervisory responsibility over the impaired person, or making a referral to an assistance program.

      [2] Taking or initiating corrective action by way of referral to an assistance program may satisfy a judge’s responsibility under this Rule. Assistance programs have many approaches for offering help to impaired judges and lawyers, such as intervention, counseling, or referral to appropriate health care professionals. Depending upon the gravity of the conduct that has come to the judge’s attention, however, the judge may be required to take other action, such as reporting the impaired judge or lawyer to the appropriate authority, agency, or body. See Rule 2.15.

      Rule 2.15.  Responding to Judicial and Lawyer Misconduct.

      (A) A judge having knowledge that another judge has committed a violation of this Code that raises a substantial question regarding the judge’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a judge in other respects shall inform the appropriate authority.

      (B) A judge having knowledge that a lawyer has committed a violation of the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct that raises a substantial question regarding the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects shall inform the appropriate authority.

      (C) A judge who receives information indicating a substantial likelihood that another judge has committed a violation of this Code shall take appropriate action.

      (D) A judge who receives information indicating a substantial likelihood that a lawyer has committed a violation of the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct shall take appropriate action.

COMMENT

      [1] Taking action to address known misconduct is a judge’s obligation. Paragraphs (A) and (B) impose an obligation on the judge to report to the appropriate disciplinary authority the known misconduct of another judge or a lawyer that raises a substantial question regarding the honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness of that judge or lawyer. Ignoring or denying known misconduct among one’s judicial colleagues or members of the legal profession undermines a judge’s responsibility to participate in efforts to ensure public respect for the justice system. This Rule limits the reporting obligation to those offenses that an independent judiciary must vigorously endeavor to prevent.

      [2] A judge who does not have actual knowledge that another judge or a lawyer may have committed misconduct but receives information indicating a substantial likelihood of such misconduct, is required to take appropriate action under paragraphs (C) and (D). Appropriate action may include, but is not limited to, communicating directly with the judge who may have violated this Code, communicating with a supervising judge, or reporting the suspected violation to the appropriate authority or other agency or body. Similarly, actions to be taken in response to information indicating that a lawyer has committed a violation of the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct may include but are not limited to communicating directly with the lawyer who may have committed the violation or reporting the suspected violation to the appropriate authority or other agency or body.

      Rule 2.16.  Cooperation With Disciplinary Authorities.

      (A) A judge shall cooperate and be candid and honest with judicial and lawyer disciplinary agencies.

      (B) A judge shall not retaliate, directly or indirectly, against a person known or suspected to have assisted or cooperated with an investigation of a judge or a lawyer.

COMMENT

      [1] Cooperation with investigations and proceedings of judicial and lawyer discipline agencies, as required in paragraph (A), instills confidence in judges’ commitment to the integrity of the judicial system and the protection of the public.

      [Added; effective January 19, 2010.]

 

New ethics complaint against corrupt Carson City “Judge” TATRO

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COMMISSION

This piece of shit “judge” Tatro is nothing more than a liar,an alcoholic and recent statements from “confidential informants” claim Tatro is a “child molester”and had homosexual sexual relations with a young man he paid for sex.  We stand by the claim and even have the name of the victim. One thing Tatro does is retaliate against people who criticize him. I was thrown in jail for alleged “libel”  by this corrupt mentally deranged son of a bitch. The charges were dismissed because what I said was true including that fact Tatro needs to breathalyze before he takes the bench and he had an affair with a court clerk which led to the shooting of his front door. The piece of shit Tatro filed a false criminal complaint as retalation because according to his complaint, his wife is upset. Good she should divorce you because you are a scumbag. Maybe Tatro should consider suicide? Go ahead make my day.

If I file a complaint, can the judicial officer retaliate against me? Will the judge know I filed the complaint? Should I mention that I filed a complaint in court and try to change judges?

If the judicial officer retaliates against you for filing a complaint, that would be an unwise decision and could lead to additional charges of misconduct being lodged against the judicial officer. You should inform us if the judicial officer does engage in conduct of this type. Generally, the judicial officer will not be told you have complained about him or her (unless someone out of the Commission’s control informs him or her). Only if the matter proceeds to an investigatory stage or to a stage where the judge’s response is requested will the judicial officer learn of the complaint. You should not serve the complaint on the judicial officer.  This means you cannot use the fact you filed a complaint to justify your removal of the judge from your case. If you have a lawyer, you should consult with him/her about the advisability of filing a complaint.

1. What does the Code regulate and what is a Canon?

The Code is based upon a model set of five Canons plus explanations (called Commentaries) that most of the States in the United States have adopted in the same or nearly the same form so as to govern judicial conduct similarly across the country. Canons are separate sections designed to state ethical rules applicable to judges. Each of the Canons express a related group of requirements that a judicial officer must abide by while serving in Nevada and acting as a judicial officer. These are not advisory or aspirational rules; rather, they are mandatory and binding. The five Canons deal with topics such as a judge remaining dignified or impartial; not failing to disqualify from a case due to bias or other reasons; what judicial officers can do with regard to outside interests including their own; how a judge should campaign for judicial office; and many additional topics.

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Carson City DA candidate Mark Krueger chickens out of tonight’s Carson City Chamber Primary Candidate Forum

Public invited to tonight’s Carson City Chamber Primary Candidate Forum

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Mark Krueger chickened out after learning Ty Robben was going to show up!

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Millions of taxpayer dollars wasted on retaliation against Ty Robben

EVENT DATE:  May 21, 2014 – 6:00pm

The two Carson City District Attorney candidates Mark Krueger and Jason Woodbury were supposed to debate at this forum

…but Mark Krueger chickened out after learning Ty Robben was going to show up, protest and ask these questions:

  • How much taxpayer money was spent on the retaliation of Ty Robben?
  • How much taxpayer money are the taxpayers paying Thorndal, Armstrong, Delk, Balkenbush & Eisinger ?
  • When is “Judge’ John Tatro going to be charged or filing a FALSE police report against Ty Robben?
  • Why did the DA Mark Krueger and Neil Rombardo drop charges o a felon in possession of 60 loaded AK47 and AR15 firearms (and a large quantity of meth) against Keith Furr to testify against Robben when Furr actually solicited Robben according to the secret recordings that in act were not recorded via a “wire” and instead were illegally recorded via the cell intercom system?
  • When the CCSO and DA manufactured the surreptitious recordings, they broke the law by engaging in surreptitious recording and then fabricating the audio to add a header with Keith Furr saying he is wearing a wire and “working or the judge tatro”…
  • When Robben was in jail and the CCSO recorded the cell conversations, clearly the CCSO recorded other inmates informing Robben of an array of scandalous matters with Kenny Furlong and Judge Tatro that including homosexual acts with transvestites and pedophilia child molestation with young men. freddy-krueger
  • Why is the CCSO covering up the shooting o Judge Tatro’s front door?  Clearly the “official” position from the CCSO that Levi Minor used a ‘BB gun” is bullshit and he was never charged or that. It is true that Levi Minor did admit that John Tatro had an affair with his mother “Crystal” who worked in the Carson City courthouse. So, with these undisputed acts, why is the CCSO still covering this matter up?
  • Many more questions will be brought out, stay tuned.
  • One of the big stories people are talking about is the CCSO does not give inmates their prescribed medications! Robben witness numerous Carson City jail inmates suffering because of this policy and custom by the CCSO.

    In fact, the two “doctors” at the Carson City Jail named “Doctor Joe” or Dr. JOSEPH MCELLISTREM and Carson City Jail nurse practitioner David Ramsey are not legally M.D. doctors at all prescribing medications, or in this case taking them away from people in the most need.

Mark Krueger Carson City district attorney scandal

Mark Krueger Carson City district attorney scandal

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce will host a forum May 21 for primary election candidates.

A spokesman said there are two Republican candidates for Assembly District 40 and two Republicans running for Senate District 16, which includes south Reno and Carson City.

In Senate District 16, GOP candidates Ben Kieckhefer, the incumbent, and perennial candidate Gary Schmidt will face off. There is also a Democrat, Michael Kelley, and Independent American, John Everhart. Neither has a primary race.

In District 40, Republicans Jed Block and PK O’Neill will face off for the seat the seat from which Pete Livermore is retiring. Democrat Dave Cook and Independent American John Wagner don’t have primary races.

There are four candidates in the Carson City Sheriff’s race: incumbent Ken Furlong, Don Gibson, Daniel Gonzales and Loren Houle.  The candidates for district attorney, the post being vacated by Neil Rombardo, are Assistant DA Mark Krueger and Carson lawyer Jason Woodbury.

Chamber officials say that even though there is no primary race in the supervisor’s races, the incumbent candidates have agreed to meet with their challengers.

The forum will be held in the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall beginning at 6 p.m. May 21.

 

Carson City voters are invited to meet and hear the candidates for Sheriff, Nevada State Senate and Assembly and Carson City Supervisor at the Chamber’s Primary Candidate Forum scheduled tonight at the BAC Performance Hall beginning at 6 p.m.

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The Sheriff’s primary race has four candidates seeking that office and will be reduced to two or could be won in the primary negating the necessity for a general election vote. This race is of the most interest to the voters.

There are two Republican candidates for Senate District 16 while the Democratic primary seat is unopposed. The Assembly District 40 seat that will be relinquished by Republican Assemblyman Pete Livermore has two Republican contenders and the Democratic candidate is unopposed. The primary winner in each race will proceed to the general election.

Although there is not a primary in the case of the two Carson City Supervisor’s race, the incumbent candidates have agreed to meet with their challengers.

The event will be televised live over ACCtv beginning at 6 p.m. Go here to watch live coverage.

The BAC Performance Hall is located at 449 W. King Street in Carson City. The Sheriff candidates will start off the evening followed by those seeking state office and culminating with the local supervisor race. Each segment is anticipated to be one hour with 10 minute intervals for audience questions. A Chamber committee has formulated the questions and will not release those questions until the evening of the event.

Early voting begins on May 24 and ends June 6. Election Day is June 10. Carson City has a total of 24,909 voters as of April 2014: 11,509 Republicans; 8.160 are Democrats; 1,402 Independent American and 3,900 non-partisan.

CARSON CITY CORRUPTION: A father/son team took on city government full tilt Thursday, telling the Board of Supervisors to stop monopolistic contracts and rein in spending for city staff

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A father/son team took on city government full tilt Thursday, telling the Board of Supervisors to stop monopolistic contracts and rein in spending for city staff.

That action starts at  4:50

A father/son team took on city government full tilt

Carson City Mayor    Karen Abowd   Supervisor Ward 2   Supervisor, Ward 3   Supervisor, Ward 4
 Mayor
Robert Crowell
 Ward 1
Karen Abowd
 Ward 2
Brad Bonkowski
 Ward 3
John McKenna

Ward 4
Jim Shirk

 

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Jim Groth descend the escalator to the ground floor of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

Jim and Josh Groth, respectively the father and his grown son, appeared back-to-back during the board’s open comment period to chide city officials for actions viewed as anti-competitive, inadvisable in tough economic times and a problem when viewed from the private sector.

“This is not sustainable,” said the younger Groth. He said that after citing data indicating that last year Carson City paid more than $56 million in payroll and more than 200 city …

 

cor·rup·tion
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noun
  1. 1.
    dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery.
    “the journalist who wants to expose corruption in high places”
    synonyms: dishonesty, unscrupulousness, double-dealingfraud, fraudulence,misconductcrime, criminality, wrongdoingMore

2.
the process by which something, typically a word or expression, is changed from its original use or meaning to one that is regarded as erroneous or debased.
synonyms: alteration, bastardization, debasement, adulteration More

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No charges filed against Erik Badgett by corrupt Carson City DA

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Carson City counseling center scandal

CARSON CITY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — News 4 has an update on multiple investigations at a Carson City counseling center the began about eight months ago.

Two investigations were launched last year at the Family Guidance and Wellness Network in Carson City. The former director, Erik Badgett, was the target of both investigations.

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has wrapped up its investigation, and turned it over to the District Attorney, recommending charges of Sexual Assault and Lewdness against Badgett. Sheriff Ken Furlong also asked for a warrant to have Badgett arrested. Furlong told News 4 there were at least nine victims who were identified during their investigation, who claimed they were victimized in some way.

However, the District Attorney’s Office has decided not to file any charges in this case. Assistant D.A. Mark Kruger said there is simply not enough evidence to take the case to court. So it ends there, unless someone else comes forward, or more evidence is uncovered. 

Carson City District Attorney Mark Krueger

Carson City DA Mark Krueger is corrupt



The Attorney General’s Office has also been investigating the same counseling center. Agents raided the office in August 2013, and News 4 has learned through court records that Badgett has been charged with five felonies and one gross misdemeanor, including Medicaid Fraud and Identity Theft. The Attorney General’s Office has requested an arrest warrant be issued.

As for Badgett, News 4 contacted the Family Guidance and Wellness Network on Friday. The person who answered the phone said he no longer works there, and then hung up. source: http://www.mynews4.com/news/local/story/No-charges-filed-against-Erik-Badgett/AucT7GRg_U-4vcZo9dVTYQ.cspx

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce will host a forum May 21 for primary election candidates

Were’ going to show up, protest and ask Mark Krueger and Sheriff Furlong some interesting questions… But wait, Mark Krueger has dropped out of this event! Stay tuned…

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But it now looks like Mark “Freddy” Krueger is NOT GOING TO SHOW UP! DID HE DROP OUT OF THE RACE AFTER BEING DISGRACED? 

  • How much taxpayer money was spent on the retaliation of Ty Robben?
  • How much taxpayer money are the taxpayers paying Thorndal, Armstrong, Delk, Balkenbush & Eisinger
  • When is “Judge’ John Tatro going to be charged or filing a FALSE police report against Ty Robben?
  • Why did the DA Mark Krueger and Neil Rombardo drop charges o a felon in possession of 60 loaded AK47 and AR15 firearms (and a large quantity of meth) against Keith Furr to testify against Robben when Furr actually solicited Robben according to the secret recordings that in act were not recorded via a “wire” and instead were illegally recorded via the cell intercom system?
  • When the CCSO and DA manufactured the surreptitious recordings, they broke the law by engaging in surreptitious recording and then fabricating the audio to add a header with Keith Furr saying he is wearing a wire and “working or the judge tatro”…
  • When Robben was in jail and the CCSO recorded the cell conversations, clearly the CCSO recorded other inmates informing Robben of an array of scandalous matters with Kenny Furlong and Judge Tatro that including homosexual acts with transvestites and pedophilia child molestation with young men.
  • Why is the CCSO covering up the shooting o Judge Tatro’s front door?  Clearly the “official” position from the CCSO that Levi Minor used a ‘BB gun” is bullshit and he was never charged or that. It is true that Levi Minor did admit that John Tatro had an affair with his mother “Crystal” who worked in the Carson City courthouse. So, with these undisputed acts, why is the CCSO still covering this matter up?
  • Many more questions will be brought out, stay tuned.
  • One of the big stories people are talking about is the CCSO does not give inmates their prescribed medications! Robben witness numerous Carson City jail inmates suffering because of this policy and custom by the CCSO.
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    Dr. JOSEPH MCELLISTREM

    In fact, the two “doctors” at the Carson City Jail named “Doctor Joe” or Dr. JOSEPH MCELLISTREM and Carson City Jail nurse practitioner David Ramsey are not legally M.D. doctors at all prescribing medications, or in this case taking them away from people in the most need.

  • Carson City Jail nurse practitioner David Ramsey

    David Ramsey

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce will host a forum May 21 for primary election candidates.

A spokesman said there are two Republican candidates for Assembly District 40 and two Republicans running for Senate District 16, which includes south Reno and Carson City.

In Senate District 16, GOP candidates Ben Kieckhefer, the incumbent, and perennial candidate Gary Schmidt will face off. There is also a Democrat, Michael Kelley, and Independent American, John Everhart. Neither has a primary race.

In District 40, Republicans Jed Block and PK O’Neill will face off for the seat the seat from which Pete Livermore is retiring. Democrat Dave Cook and Independent American John Wagner don’t have primary races.

There are four candidates in the Carson City Sheriff’s race: incumbent Ken Furlong, Don Gibson, Daniel Gonzales and Loren Houle.  The candidates for district attorney, the post being vacated by Neil Rombardo, are Assistant DA Mark Krueger and Carson lawyer Jason Woodbury.

Chamber officials say that even though there is no primary race in the supervisor’s races, the incumbent candidates have agreed to meet with their challengers.

The forum will be held in the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall beginning at 6 p.m. May 21.

 

Google and Bing search for Carson City DA “Mark Krueger” now suggesting “SCANDAL” and “PROTEST”

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Google and Bing search for Carson City DA “Mark Krueger” now suggesting “SCANDAL” and “PROTEST”

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Google and Bing search for Carson City DA “Mark Krueger” now suggesting “SCANDAL” and “PROTEST”

Corrupt DA Mark Krueger – Carson City ANTI Corruption protest

Jason Woodbury announces 2014 run for Carson City District Attorney against Corrupt Assistant DA Mark Krueger

Former Deputy DA Jason Woodbury says he’s running for Carson City District Attorney against corrupt assistant DA Mark Krueger.

Mark Kruger is currently employed by the corrupt Carson City DA Neil Rombardo: 2,053 MORE WORDS

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Nevada Appeal Newspaper reports: Carson DA moves to reinstate charges against Ty Robben

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Carson DA moves to reinstate charges against Ty Robben

Taxpayer money spent on RETALATION

Taxpayer money spent on RETALIATION

By Geoff Dornan

The Carson City District Attorney’s office is moving to reinstate criminal charges against Ty Robben — including that he tried to solicit a hit man to kill Justice of the Peace John Tatro.

Two cases involving Robben were turned over to the Douglas County DA’s office after Senior District Judge Charles McGee in Reno disqualified the Carson DA’s office from handling them.

Ty Robben "gangsta blogger"

Ty Robben “gangsta blogger”

But two months after that ruling, McGee, of his own volition, entered an order saying he would reconsider that decision in light of an April opinion by the Nevada Supreme Court effectively reversing the precedent he relied on in disqualifying the DA. While McGee said he still has concerns, he would like to see the issue briefed and would consider reinstating the Carson DA’s office.

judge tatroSee the Carson City DA filing here: MOTION – Request to re-appoint (1)

Mark Krueger Carson City, Nevada

Mark Krueger Carson City, Nevada

But in between his first order and the second one, issued April 15, Douglas DA Mark Jackson dismissed the solicitation-to-commit-murder charge as well as the libel, stalking and harassment charges filed in the first case. He said in the dismissal notices that there wasn’t enough evidence to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.

Putting Carson City back in charge would allow the office to refile the charges against Robben, including solicitation to commit murder, a Category B felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

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Front page story: DA Moves to retaliate against Ty Robben

In the request for reappointment, Assistant DA Mark Krueger emphasized that the Carson DA’s office “reviews the evidence provided by law enforcement and charges only those crimes in which the Carson City District Attorney’s office believes occurred and can be proven at trial beyond a reasonable doubt.”

Douglas Co. Nevada DA Mark Jackson

Douglas Co. Nevada DA Mark Jackson

However the Douglas DA Mark Jackson dismissed all 6 charges and counts due to lack of probable cause, the lower standard and the highest standard beyond a reasonable doubt.

Those charges included 3 felonies, gross misdemeanors and the most serious class B felony of solicitation of murder on a judge.

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Levi Minor admitted to shooting Judge Tatro’s frond door in December 2012.

The libel charged was dismissed because what Robben said was in fact, true.

Robben reported on his website that Carson City resident Levi Minor admitted to shooting Judge Tatro’s frond door in December 2012.

Robben reported the motive was that Minor’s mother, who also worked at the courthouse,  had an affair with Judge Tatro.

Robben confirmed that Minor told him this in person when he was in custody in the Carson City jail.

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judge tatro shooting

Robben also reported on the alleged breathalyzer test requirements for Judge Tatro before he takes the bench and related DUIs.

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judge tatro scandal

Judge Tatro also was offended when Roben made him look like the joker.

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The bottom line and the facts are Robben did  not solicited murder on Judge Tatro, instead it was the other way around when Robben’s cell-mate (cellie) named Keith Furr attempted to solicit Robben. Robben informed his lawyers and the FBI about the situation prior to being charged. Robben could not report the incident to the Carson City Sheriff (CCSO) since they were the one setting him up. The CCSO would not respond to Robben’s inmate request forms and stole his legal papers. The CCSO still has Robben’s computers after the Douglas County DA has released the property.

Mark Krueger Carson City district attorney scandal

Mark Krueger Carson City district attorney scandal

The CCSO alleges Furr wore a “wire” to secretly record Robben in his cell conspiring with Furr to hire a hit man for a “roofing job”. The recording show Furr solicited Robben and Robben declined. Robben has recording to his lawyers on the phone telling them to contact the FBI immediately because the CCSO is covering up the Tatro shooting incident and they are setting me up with a guy selling me a hit man to kill Judge Tatro. Why would Robben be calling the FBI if he was going to have a hit man kill the judge?

hit man contract out for Judge TatroHowever, Furr later admitted to other inmates in jail he did not were a wire and instead the CCSO secretly surreptitiously listened to the conversations in the cell via the intercom system normally used for emergencies. The CCSO coerced Furr into saying he wore a wire and fabricated a header on the digital audio to make it appear Furr wore a wire. The audio was illegally edited which is tampering of evidence. jp tatro ruthless and toothless

The CCSO and DA needed Furr to allege he wore a wire in order for the evidence to be admissible in court. However, by fabricating the evidence and witness testimony, the CCSO and DA have actually committed crimes against Robben. Robben also said the CCSO listened to all his phone calls which is legal, however the CCSO also listened in on all his attorney conversations in the visiting area via the intercom system just like they did in his cell 24 hours a day. Everything was digitally recorded and mined for anything that could be used against Robben. Inmates are not entitled to privacy in jail, however the secretly surreptitiously recorded data would test the law and show how far the CCSO and Carson City DA went to set up Robben.

Kenny FurlongThe CCSO, DA and Sr. Judge Harold “Hal” Albright  (presiding over the cases due to conflict of interests with all Carson Judges and Justice of Peace including JP Tatro and JP Armstrong) dismissed all pending charges against Furr in order to coerce Furr to testify against Robben, however the audio shows Furr doing the solicitation.  Keith Furr has a long criminal record and is currently in jail in Lyon County for serious charges including arson.

Judge Harold G. Albright Profile: Judge Harold G. Albright was born in Denver, Colorado on August 10, 1945, admitted to the bar in 1971, Nevada; 1973

Judge Harold G. Albright
Profile: Judge Harold G. Albright was born in Denver, Colorado on August 10, 1945, admitted to the bar in 1971, Nevada; 1973

The CCSO, DA Rombardo, Mark Krueger and Sr. Judge Harold “Hal” Albright let off Keith Furr for very serious crimes that can be found by a google search of Keith Wayne Furr in Carson City:

April 21, 2014:

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

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9:45 p.m.: Keith Wayne Furr, 51, was arrested on a felony possession-of-stolen-property warrant. Also arrested was Melanie Sandomierski, on suspicion of harboring a fugitive and possession of a controlled substance.

Source: http://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/11126816-113/carson-arrested-warrant-alcohol

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Lyon Deputies Arrest Dayton Man Wanted on Several Charges

Posted: Apr 21, 2014 6:18 PM PDTUpdated: Apr 22, 2014 11:41 AM PDT

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Keith Wayne Furr of Dayton

Lyon County deputies have arrested a man they say was wanted on drug and stolen property property charges.

Deputies had been searching for 51-year-old Keith Wayne Furr of Dayton all weekend after receiving a felon warrant for possessing stolen property.

Around 9:45pm Sunday, they received a tip Furr was spotted at his trailer located in the 1000 block of Highway 50. When deputies arrived, they found Furr packing personal belongings into a vehicle. They say when he saw them, he ran away, and after losing him for a brief time, they found running east along Highway 50.

Furr was eventually arrested after a brief struggle.

During the investigation, deputies say an associate of Furr — 43-year-old Melanie Sandomierski of Dayton — was also arrested for harboring a fugitive for possession of a controlled substance.

Melanie Sandomierski of Dayton

Melanie Sandomierski of Dayton

Furr is charged with principle to possession of stolen property, resisting arrest, criminal contempt (Carson City Justice Court Warrant), possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of extended protection order.

Furr’s bail is set at $15,920 while Sandomierski’s bail is set at $12,500.

Carson City sheriff’s officers make numerous drug, misdemeanor arrests over weekend

Two men were arrested Sept. 27 and face felony drug charges after Carson City Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Team officers found methamphetamine in a console of a van. Both men denied the meth was theirs.

Keith Wayne Furr, 51, and William Dale French, 42, of Dayton were arrested in the 4900 block of Highway 50 East at 5:28 p.m.

According to the arrest report, an officer was patrolling eastbound Highway 50 near Sunrise Road when he noticed a Chevy van with an expired California plate traveling westbound. The officer followed the van to a mobile home park where it drove into a space. The men got out of the vehicle and went around to the back of a mobile home. The men were given instructions to stop what they were doing and put up their hands, which they didn’t do, each rummaging through their pockets, according to the arrest report.

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French told officers that he was a passenger in the van and was just getting a ride. He stated that Furr saw the officer on Highway 50 and stated he knew it was a cop. French told officers that Furr was nervous and drove quickly into the mobile home park. He said they didn’t know anyone who lived in the mobile home park.

A K9 did a drug sniff of the yard of the mobile home park where the dog located a small amount of marijuana along with some cash near a grill. French was asked about the marijuana and he stated it was Furr’s and he is the one who hid it. Officers spoke with Furr who stated that French was the one with the marijuana and was hid it. Furr also stated he knew the officers who stopped him were part of the SET team from the sheriff’s office when he was driving on Highway 50, according to the arrest report.

Department of Alternative Sentencing assisted with the investigation as it was learned that Furr was on a list that allowed for searches. The K9 conducted the search of the van. In the van a hypodermic device was found along with a small amount of methamphetamine and another open bottle of alcohol in the middle console of the van, within reach of both men, the arrest report states.

Officers again asked both about the meth and hypodermic device. Furr said it belonged to French and French said it belonged to Furr, the arrest report states.

Officers then learned that the rear plate of the van had a valid 2014 registration sticker however the registration was expired as of 2010, according to California DMV. The plate was taken for evidence and later booked at the sheriff’s office for fictitious registration. Dispatched advised Furr did not have a valid license in Nevada or California.

Both men were booked. Furr faces the following charges: felony possession of methamphetamine, gross misdemeanor destruction of evidence. Misdemeanors include possession of marijuana, no valid driver’s license, expired registration, no proof of insurance, possession of a hypodermic device, violation of conditions, open container and fictitious registration. Bail: $11,179. French faces a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine and a gross misdemeanor charge of destruction of evidence. He also faces the following misdemeanor charges: Possession of marijuana, possession of a hypodermic device and open container. Bail: $6,874.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office report details initial arrest that led to recovery of 60 stolen weapons

More details have emerged following the arrest Friday of a Dayton man that led to Carson City and Lyon County authorities to recover approximately 60 stolen weapons, a stolen vehicle and narcotics. Three others were also arrested.

Keith Furr, 52, was arrested on charges of being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm, contempt of court and criminal contempt and is being held in Carson City with a bail of $23,500.

According to the arrest report, deputies were dispatched Friday at around 3 p.m. to the area of Clearview Drive and South Edmonds after a person called dispatch to advise there was a vehicle stuck on top of the next to Prison Hill.

When they were approximately 100 meters from the vehicle they observed Furr carrying a short-barrel AR-15 and a white metal carrying case.

When they were approximately 100 meters from the vehicle they observed Furr carrying a short-barrel AR-15 and a white metal carrying case.

When they were approximately 100 meters from the vehicle they observed Furr carrying a short-barrel AR-15 and a white metal carrying case.

The man immediately attempted to walk past the officers and appeared nervous, making movements like he was about to run from the officers, the arrest report states.

The officers asked the man who the gun belonged to and Furr said a man that he did not know handed the weapon and a case to him and told him to carry it to the top of the hill. Furr stated the man would meet him shortly thereafter, the arrest report states.

Deputy Kepler walked to the vehicle and checked the license plate through dispatch and advised the plate came back to a subject in Lyon County and then walked back to speak with Furr. As the officer returned, Sgt. Humphrey informed the deputies that Furr was a felon. Furr also admitted to this, the arrest report states. Deputy Kepler and Trotter took the man into custody at 5:12 p.m. for being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.

Dispatch advised Furr was on alternative sentencing, which then placed a hold on Furr for violation of conditions of probation and violation of a court monitored sentence.

Through the combined efforts Carson City Sheriff’s Office and Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, four people were arrested for felony and misdemeanor charges and parole violations. During the investigation approximately 60 stolen weapons, a stolen Chevy pickup with a camper shell and illegal narcotics were recovered, authorities from both agencies said.

Both Carson City Sheriff’s Office SET and Lyon County Gang Unit are still following up on leads to other crimes and suspects as a result of the arrests. Because of the investigation and leads into the case, the names of the three other suspects have not been released.

Carson City District Attorney Mark Krueger

Carson City District Attorney Mark Krueger

 

Krueger declined to comment on the filing, but the court document states that his office maintains “there has never been a conflict of interest” in the cases against Robben.

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Carson City DA Neil Rombardo is corrupt

Robben, meanwhile, is taking his claims the office is unconstitutionally harassing him, violating his rights and covering up corruption in the Carson judicial system to the federal level.

He said he will sue the DA’s office and Krueger in federal court and that he has already been interviewed by the FBI.

See Robben’s website here:

https://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/ty-robben-aka-top-ramen-free-at-last-all-charges-dropped/

Robben’s troubles began when he was terminated from the Department of Taxation. His appeals of the termination were rejected at every level.

Robben claims the termination was retaliation for exposing corruption in the Nevada Department of Taxation. The Las Vegas Review Journal newspaper did a story on Robben’s claims that the new $50 million dollar computer IT system had serious problems costing the State money. Robben also complained about other issues including the mine audits and personnel issues with other employees engaging in inappropriate behavior. Robben’s co-worker Morgan Canfield send numerous pornographic emails to other employees over the State email system and IT director Vince Cherpeski used inappropriate language and discriminated against employees. A Taxation employee other than Robben was so upset with Cherpeski they defecated on his desk!

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Taxation Department losing tens of millions of dollars a year, ex-employees say

CARSON CITY — The state is losing tens of millions of dollars a year in tax revenue because of an inefficient computer system that prevents department auditors from reviewing the tax records of companies in a timely manner, according to two former Nevada Taxation Department employees.

Dino DiCianno explains everything

They place the blame primarily on a computer system that, while not antiquated, is slower and not user friendly, saying that a new system is needed.

The department’s annual report, released Jan. 15, shows 1.24 percent of businesses in the state were audited during the past fiscal year, almost half the total in the 2006-07 year, just before a new $40 million tax accounting system went online.

They also said that mismanagement by former Taxation Director Dino DiCianno has contributed to the department’s inability to perform more audits and that he deliberately stopped audits of the mining industry. DiCianno closed the agency’s Elko office in June 2010 as part of a cost-cutting plan by former Gov. Jim Gibbons, though the mining industry was booming and the auditor there could have recovered millions in unpaid mining taxes, they said.

DiCianno, who did not return a phone call seeking comments Tuesday, abruptly retired from state government in March, a day after telling legislators that mining companies had not been audited for two years because he lacked qualified auditors to check their records.

Taxation Department executives told legislators that the mining industry operated on a “self-reporting” tax system.

After DiCianno’s departure, new Gov. Brian Sandoval required the department to undertake mining industry audits.

That work produced $1.2 million in additional revenue from audits in the fiscal year that ended June 30, although the employees said much more could have been secured except for a three-year statute of limitations on unpaid taxes.

Still the employees and their union representative said far more revenue could be secured if the number of audits returned to the total of past years.

“It is our members’ assertion the total number of audits is down because of the computer and software system,” said Vishnu Subramaniam, executive director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 4041. “Individuals have to pay their fair share of taxes. We should expect the same from Nevada businesses.”

Although no one was critical of his performance, new Taxation Director William Chisel did not return three messages left by the Review-Journal on his office phone over the past week and a half.

Sandoval, however, expressed support Tuesday for Chisel, adding it is the director’s plan to concentrate audits on companies where the returns can be greater.

“I will have a conversation with the director,” Sandoval said. “Mr. Chisel’s background is as an auditor. They are developing systems to go after the higher returning entities.”

Subramaniam arranged for the two former Taxation Department employees to speak with a Review-Journal reporter. They both requested anonymity.

One is still employed in state government. He said he told legislators before the meeting in March that DiCianno was not having the department audit mining companies.

He said he previously worked for a mining company and is proficient in auditing their records. Instead, he was assigned to audit businesses where the return for the state was far less.

This employee said no net proceeds of minerals audits were performed for 10 years.

“We did sales tax audits. We did business tax audits. We did everything but net proceeds of minerals,” he said. “I was stifled by Dino (DiCianno).”

The other source, who said he is familiar with the computer system, said, “It wasn’t right from the beginning. It has been completely dysfunctional.”

The system will not even properly add up numbers, he said.

As an example, he said the system software would show a 990 answer for adding up a group of numbers with an actual sum of 1,000. Replacing it with a new system would cost $100 million, he added.

Auditors for the Taxation Department do not need accounting degrees but can take a couple of night courses to qualify for the job, according to the former taxation auditor. He said pay is too low to attract highly qualified people.

According to the state Personnel Division, tax auditors are paid $39,108 to $69,029 a year, depending on their experience.

A person with a high school degree with previous auditing experience who has completed six credit hours of college accounting classes can be an auditor.

“I would always collect or recover five times or more what I earn,” he said. “The jobs pay for themselves.”

The annual report shows salary expenditures by the Taxation Department increased by about $450,000 to slightly more than $20 million a year in the past fiscal year.

Subramaniam said Sandoval needs to take the leadership to ensure the Taxation Department does more audits and businesses know they are being watched so they will pay their taxes, but with a 1.24 percent audit rate, businesses realize they can fudge their taxes with impunity.

“The least we could be doing is to ensure that Nevada businesses are paying their fair share in taxes — that they are paying what they’re supposed to be paying,” Subramaniam said.

Contact Capital Bureau Chief Ed Vogel at evogel@reviewjournal.com or 775-687-3901.

Nevada Department of Taxation Audits

Year Audits Revenue
produced
Pct. of businesses
audited
2010-11 1,066 $16.2 million 1.24%
2009-10 1,254 15.0 1.35
2008-09 1,397 16.2 1.51
2007-08 1,346 13.4 1.45
2006-07 1,994 19.3 2.08
2005-06 1,668 12.45 2.32
SOURCE: Nevada Department of Taxation
annual report, 2010-11

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Jason Woodbury announces 2014 run for Carson City District Attorney against Corrupt Assistant DA Mark Krueger

Former Deputy DA Jason Woodbury says he’s running for Carson City District Attorney against corrupt assistant DA Mark Krueger.

Mark Kruger is currently employed by the corrupt Carson City DA Neil Rombardo:

https://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/carson-city-da-neil-rombardo-tries-to-justify-his-incompetence-against-complaint-this-extreme-virtually-unprecedented-delay-should-alarm-carson-city/

Krueger is one of 10 Plaintiffs in a complaint filed in July against the Lyon County Commission, County Manager and Comptroller.  The complaint contests a recent decision by the County to freeze a 2.5-percent merit pay hike for certain non-union employees.  (See related stories on NewsDesk below).  The complaint was filed through Krueger’s private Carson City practice.

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Former Deputy DA Jason Woodbury says he’s running for Carson City District Attorney against corrupt assistant DA Mark Krueger.

“Being elected District Attorney of Carson City would fulfill a dream I have had since I first set foot in a courtroom,” said Woodbury, 41, in a news release. “This is my first run for office, and no one is going to mistake me for a smooth politician. My only campaign strategy is to give this community an honest, straightforward look at who I am and what I stand for. I hope once they see my experience and our common values, Carson City voters will be convinced I am the right choice for District Attorney.”

Carson City District Attorney Neil A. Rombardo said in September that he was not going to to run for re-election.

Woodbury has spent his entire legal career practicing in Carson City, beginning in 1998 when he was hired as law clerk for Judge Michael Griffin. He joined the Carson City District Attorney’s Office as a Deputy District Attorney from 1999 to 2003 before entering private practice.

Woodbury is a partner in the law firm Kaempfer Crowell, where he works primarily in civil litigation and criminal defense.

“My experience as a prosecutor is important — voters need to know they have a D.A. with the skill to enforce justice on behalf of the community. But that skill must be guided by seasoned judgment — the ability to recognize what justice is in a particular case and the background to calculate the most efficient and effective way to achieve that just result. During 10 plus years of private practice, I have represented businesses — from one person shops to the largest industries in Nevada. And I have represented individuals, including some charged with a criminal offense. My broad legal background would be a positive foundation for the Carson City District Attorney’s office,” Woodbury said in his news release.

Woodbury is a graduate of the University of Nevada in Reno, and completed law school at the University of Utah. He and his wife, Stacy, live in Carson City where they are raising three children.

“I am honored to have the support of many wonderful people who call Carson City home. I hope voters grant me an opportunity to serve this community which has been so good to me and my family,” Woodbury said.

The public is invited to a meet and greet Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Glen Eagles Restaurant.

For more information about Woodbury and his campaign, visit www.jasonwoodbury.com.

Carson City Republican Central Committee Candidate Forum February 27, 2014, Part 1

Candidates:

Carson City District Attorney:

Mark Krueger & Jasson Woodbury (9:00)

State Treasurer: Dan Schwartz (28:25)

State Attorney General Adam Laxalt (19:00)
Carson City Sheriff: Kenny Furlong (43:30), Don Gibson (50:30) & Daniel Gonzales (54:00)

Corrupt Carson City District Attorney Mark “Freddie” Krueger tries 2014 run to replace his disgraced corrupt boss DA Neil Rombardo

Carson City District Attorney Mark Krueger

Corrupt Carson City District Attorney Mark “Freddie” Krueger tries 2014 run to replace his disgraced corrupt boss DA Neil Rombardo

NOTE: Krueger is one of 10 Plaintiffs in a complaint filed in July against the Lyon County Commission, County Manager and Comptroller.  The complaint contests a recent decision by the County to freeze a 2.5-percent merit pay hike for certain non-union employees.  (See related stories on NewsDesk below).  The complaint was filed through Krueger’s private Carson City practice.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — Assistant District Attorney Mark Krueger announced his candidacy for Carson City District Attorney on Saturday.

As Assistant DA, Krueger has been second-in-command at the Carson City District Attorney’s Office since 2012, and leads a team of 22 professional and support staff.

“I have extensive experience working with city government and the criminal justice system,” he said. “Carson City needs an experienced prosecutor, civil litigator and team leader to fill the important role of District Attorney and I bring that to the table.”

Krueger previously served as Assistant District Attorney in Lyon County. In his 15-year career, Krueger has conducted over 35 criminal jury trials and has handled complex civil litigation. He has argued before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Nevada Supreme Court, and federal and state district courts throughout the state.

Krueger has also worked as a Senior Deputy Attorney General for the Attorney General’s Office; and a law clerk to the former judges Michael E. Fondi, William A. Maddox, and former Supreme Court Justice William A. Maupin.

www.kruegerforda.com

freddy-krueger

4me2knw – 2/2/2014 12:09 PM
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15 years as assistant DA? He’s a career politician. Vote him out, we need fresh blood, not these already corrupted career criminals, oops I mean politicians. The whole country needs to do this from the city governments on up to Washington DC!

nubgnngs42 – 2/2/2014 8:19 AM
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How about prosecute instead of “let’s make a deal”? Start by getting rid of the useless “Judge” Tatro who helps the criminal and screws the victim. Living in Carson City I have seen this many times. Tell us what we want to hear then do something completely different. Quit making the victim suffer by not making the criminal pay out the wazoo for once!
Mark Krueger Carson City district attorney scandal

March 2014 protest against corrupt assistant DA Mark Krueger in Carson City scandal involving trumped up charges against Ty Robben

County moves to dismiss Merit Pay Complaint

by Nancy Dallas on September 21, 2012

Lyon County officials on September 18, 2012 filed a motion with the Third Judicial District Court of Nevada to dismiss the complaint filed against them by the District Attorney, Assistant District Attorney, Sheriff and other plaintiffs; or, alternatively, to remove the District Attorney and Assistant District Attorney as Plaintiffs and the Assistant DA as Attorney.
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Lyon County Commissioners last week officially denied a claim filed against the County asking for a 2.5 percent merit pay increase for certain non-Association employees in fiscal year 2013.
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Assistant District Attorney Mark Krueger apparently will be leaving his Lyon County position effective September 21, 2012.   According to an August 22 email from District Attorney Robert Auer directed to County Manager Jeff Page and other County employees, Kureger has been hired as an Assistant District Attorney for Carson City.

NewsDesk has submitted an email to the Carson City District Attorney for confirmation of that hire.  The following is the content of the Auer email:
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DA and Sheriff set poor example

by admin on August 20, 2012

Regardless of what results come of the suit filed by District Attorney Robert Auer, Assistant District Attorney Mark Krueger, Sheriff Allen Veil and associated parties, in light of Lyon County’s financial woes all those linked to the filing of this complaint look like whiney, vindictive vultures.

They are certainly not in tune or in spirit with the cooperative attitude demonstrated by the vast majority of County employees – Association and non-Association members.

As noted in a previous commentary, the County Commissioners, with the support of County Manager Jeff Page and County Comptroller Josh Foli, set aside funding in the 2012-13 budget to cover potential costs upon settlement of the Employees Association and Sheriff’s Employees Association contract negotiations.  Negotiations had not been finalized prior to the required submittal of the budget and the beginning of the 2012-13 fiscal year.

In the final agreements the Employee’s Association decided to forego the 2.5 percent merit increase.  The Sheriff’s Employees Association pushed for and received the 2.5 percent merit increase.  Certain non-Association employees (supervisory personnel) feel they should receive the benefits gained by the Sheriff’s Employees Association.

First, as noted in a previous commentary, for 30 years – since the inception of employee associations in Lyon County – non-association personnel have been granted the same benefits/lack of benefits that the Employees Association contract granted.  If the non-association members who now feel they should instead be receiving the same benefits/or lack of benefits as the Sheriff’s Association employees, one must ask:

WHY DID THEY WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE CONTRACTS WERE FINALIZED TO VOICE THEIR DISSATISFACTION?  WHY DID THEY NOT MAKE THEIR DESIRE CLEAR DURING THE BUDGET WORKSHOPS AND PRIOR TO NEGOTIATIONS?

This whole scenario sounds like, looks like, feels like – a gang of poor losers.   Their team did not win under the standing rules, so they now want to change the rules and the score to their benefit!

According to County Manager Page, the commission’s decision to freeze the merit pay increase for those non-union (supervisory) personnel listed as Plaintiff’s saves the County an additional $80,100; however, in order to defend the County’s position a good portion of this money may now be needed for legal assistance instead of being used to meet some of the County’s many pressing needs.  And, if the commission decision is overturned by the court, $80,100 will have to be taken from other budget needs in order to pay the 2.5 percent merit increase to those employees claiming they deserve it. Costs of the County defending itself are not covered under its liability insurance.

The Board of Commissioners on Thursday (August 16) authorized County Manager Page to hire an attorney.  The County has hired Madelyn Shipman of Laxalt – Nomura. Her contract rates are $200.00/hour for her; $175.00/hour for an assistant attorney (if needed); and, $100.00/hour for a paralegal (if needed).

In light of DA Robert Auer’s threat to take the issue to court if the 2.5 percent increase for certain employees was not approved, some may suggest the commission (3 of the 5 members, anyway) should have simply conceded to the demands and threats of the DA and Sheriff, given the employees the 2.5 –percent increase and saved the county the potential costs of defending itself and, potentially, losing in a court battle.

I do not agree with this “easy way out”.  There are times when the commission must stand their ground, follow good conscience and take the principled path.  Three members of the Lyon County Commission voted to take that path.

According to the website www.transparentnevada.com,  two of the highest paid employees in Lyon County are Plaintiffs District Attorney Robert Auer and Sheriff Allen Veil; however, their salaries, along with other elected County officials, are established according to State Legislative guidelines and are not affected by the commissioners’ ruling.

  • Robert Auer:   Base Pay – $124,642    Total Pay & Benefits – $162,518
  • Allen Veil:        Base Pay – $103,351    Total Pay & Benefits – $157,196

According to County records, the salaries of the other County employee Plaintiffs in the complaint filed against the County are:

  • Chief Deputy SO Joseph Sanford   Base Pay – $103,120          Total Pay & Benefits – $157,060
  • Chief Deputy DA Mark Krueger     Base Pay – $111,517          Total Pay & Benefits – $148,708
  • Captain SO Pat Soukup                    Base Pay – $89,509            Total Pay & Benefits – $137,841
  • Captain SO Albert Torres                Base Pay – $83,565            Total Pay & Benefits – $131,046
  • Asst. DA Damian Sinnott                 Base  Pay – $73,092             Total Pay & Benefits – $92,256
  • Vicki Foster (Dayton JC)                  Base Pay – $36,795            Total Pay & Benefits – $54,297
  • Misty Edelfson (Dayton JC)              Base Pay – $40,289              Total Pay & Benefits – $53,982
  • Sarah Miller (Walker JC)                Base Pay – $34,715            Total Pay & Benefits – $47,592

The responsibility for this fiasco lies entirely on the shoulders of the two elected department heads – District Attorney Robert Auer and Sheriff Allen Veil.  They both should be very aware of the County’s 30-year policy in regards to non-union/supervisory personnel and Association contracts.  It is their responsibility to inform their employees of that policy – not be the instigators of this formal Complaint.

Again, the vast majority of Lyon County employees, supervisory personnel and department heads should be loudly commended.  They have shown an exemplary sense of team play and sacrifice during these very difficult financial times.  Many have much to complain about in regards to their lack of pay increases, loss of staffing, over-burdening of duties, et al; however, in spite of these hardships and related stresses, they have done their best to be team players – in the best interests of their fellow employees and Lyon County residents.

Think about it.

Nancy Dallas, Editor/Publisher
NewsDesk (Est. January 2003)

TY Robben AKA “Top Ramen” Free At Last – All charges dropped

Special Prosecutor Douglas Co. DA Mark Jackson drops trumped up charges against Ty Robben accused of murder-for-hire plot against Corrupt Carson City judge John Tatro and other FALSE LIBEL/SLANDER/STALKING CHARGES filed by Judge Tatro 

My story Ty Robben v Carson City is very similar to this movie – Flash of Genius Trailer

 

hit man contract out for Judge Tatro

jp tatro ruthless and toothless

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Charges dropped: DA protester out of prison

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A man known for protesting the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office and charged with soliciting the murder of a judge in Nevada has been released from prison and his charges dismissed.

South Lake Tahoe resident Ty Robben was released last week after Douglas County, Nev., District Attorney Mark Jackson dismissed the solicitation of murder charge, along with a charge of criminal libel — a charge that is not used in California.

Both the criminal libel and solicitation of murder charge concerned Judge John Tatro, Robben said. But, Robben told the Mountain Democrat, he was exercising his 1st Amendment rights for the first charge, and he was not soliciting anything on the second charge. Rather, another prisoner — while Robben, known as “Top Ramen” while incarcerated on the libel charge — propositioned him with a $5,000 “roofing job,” Robben said.

Jackson confirmed he dismissed the charges due to lack of evidence and unlikelihood of conviction. He also noted that the Carson City, Nev., DA’s Office was originally on the case, but was taken off due to having been named in a federal lawsuit Robben filed against them.

Robben credits his faith with seeing him through his time in prison. “My faith in the Lord got me through the darkest period in my life and I pray that I can start to forgive these people for the unforgivable acts of government retaliation using the criminal justice system after I had filed a federal lawsuit in Reno two weeks before I was arrested in California.”

See original story here:

http://www.mtdemocrat.com/news/charges-dropped-da-protester-out-of-prison/

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Fran DuchampApril 17, 2014 – 1:52 pm
Ty is this the end of this for you…for this subject? Are you moving on? Or are you still going forward with the federal lawsuit?

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Carson City District Attorney Mark Krueger

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Tahoe Tribune story on Ty Robben

All charges against South Tahoe resident Ty Robben have now been dropped in jailhouse HIT MAN to kill corrupt Carson City Judge Tatro and Slander/Libel/Internet Stalking

Geoff Dornan
gdornan@nevadaappeal.com

Ty Robben mug shot

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Douglas County District Attorney Mark Jackson, the special prosecutor named to handle the cases, previously dismissed libel and harassment charges.

He served notice Thursday that he was dropping the charge Ty Robben AKA “Top Ramen” (new ‘jail name’ obtained at the Carson City jailhouse since it sounds like his name) tried to hire a hit man to kill Justice of the Peace John Tatro.

Ty Robben AKA “Top Ramen” (new name obtained at the Carson City jailhouse since it sounds like his name)

Mark Jackson was brought in after the Carson City DA’s office was disqualified from handling the case.

“Based on a full and complete review of all the evidence and the existing constitutional, statutory and case law, I filed a notice of dismissal today in the Carson Township Justice Court,” Jackson said in a statement.

He said that means Robben’s $50,000 bail has been lifted, and all pending charges against him have been dismissed.

“It is my understanding that Mr. Robben is in the process of being released from the Carson City Jail,” Jackson said.

Robben stopped by the Tahoe Daily Tribune Friday and said he was hoping to restore his life and family. He thanked his attorneys for their work to get him released.

“Thank you to Mark Jackson for standing up and supporting the U.S. Constitution,” Robben said.