On Wednesday October 15, 2014 the Nevada ANTI CORRUPTION CRIME SCENE tape made its way to a Ross Miller for Nevada AG fundraiser in Reno, NV.

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On Wednesday October 15, 2014 the Nevada ANTI CORRUPTION CRIME SCENE tape made its way to a Ross Miller for Nevada AG fundraiser in Reno, NV.

IMG_3697On Wednesday October 15, 2014 the Nevada ANTI CORRUPTION CRIME SCENE tape made its way to a Ross Miller for Nevada AG fundraiser in Reno, NV.

Tonja Brown wanted to remind Ross Miller about her ongoing issues. Adam Laxalt is not immune from the protest and both these potential AG candidates must deal with the years old issue.

See More here: Tonja Brown Stories

Then just today we see this:

Wow, Laxalt family members endorse and not – that’s gotta hurt

Wow, Laxalt family members endorse and not – that’s gotta hurt

Doing what’s best for Nevada

Thu, Oct 16, 2014 (2:02 a.m.)

Ross Miller Nevada is corrupt

Ross Miller Nevada is corrupt

The past year has been a trying time for our family — the Laxalt family. Sadly, we have been forced to face the loss of several cherished family members. This challenge has made many of us stop and pause about what truly does matter in life.

During our journey, we have found a quote by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that best captures the essence of a core value that has guided us throughout our lives — the value of speaking up for what is right. He wrote, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

In the spirit of King’s words, then, we can no longer be silent as we seek to maintain the integrity of our home state of Nevada.

Therefore, we collectively speak up to support Ross Miller as the most qualified candidate to be our state’s attorney general.

It is our belief that Ross Miller’s documented history of pulling himself up by his own bootstraps and establishing a well-respected career in law and public service while still maintaining a strong sense of family and community constitute the critical characteristics needed for Nevada’s highest legal office.

We ask that our fellow Nevadans follow our lead by speaking up with their own votes during this election season.

Know that our message does not originate from a Republican, Democratic or even family affiliation. It has to do with the most basic question all voters must ask themselves when they step into the voting booth, “Who really is the best qualified candidate for attorney general for the state of Nevada?”

source: http://m.lvsun.com/news/2014/oct/16/doing-whats-best-nevada/

Will Mr. Adam Laxalt who is running for Nevada Attorney General look the other way with regard to that Attorney General’s Office having a practice and a policy of withholding evidence from Plaintiff’s in cases?
adam_laxaltWill Mr. Adam Laxalt  who is running for Nevada Attorney General look the other way with regard to that Attorney General’s Office having a practice and a policy of withholding evidence from Plaintiff’s in cases?
We know that Secretary of State Ross Miller who is running for the same position does when he along with the Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, and  Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto were presented with evidence by Ms. Tonja Brown during the December 5, 2011 and May 17, 2012 Board of Prison Commissioners meetings.
Ms. Brown provided the Commissioners with this information along with her documents that supported her testimony before them.  Ms. Brown asked of them to call for an outside investigation into the Attorney General’s Office.   Her testimony and documents were then stricken and removed from the record.

Brown claims that they did not place on the record her documents until after she had filed suit in July 2013 and to this day not all of the documents have seen the light of day, nor have they done as she had requested of them during the December 5, 2011 and May 17, 2012 Board of Prison Commissioners meeting.Tonja Brown informs Gov. Brian Sandoval and NAG Catherine Cortez Masto of 1st Amendment Rights violations and lawsuit

Ms. Brown filed suit against the Board of Prison Commissioners, NDOC, and DAG William Geddes and DAG Kara Krause in July 2013 for a Breach of Settlement Agreement she had made with the State in thewrongful death suit of her brother, Nolan Klein.
Brown claims that they did not place her documents on the record until after she filed suit and served them and as of this date not all of the documents have seen the light of day, nor have they done as she had requested of them and that they had her documents blocked from anyone accessing them.

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She claims they have breached the terms ofthe Settlement Agreement she made with them.  A trial date has been set forApril 6 & 8, 2015 in the First Judicial District Court, Department 2 Judge James Wilson.

A brief summary of this case.

Nolan Klein passed away 5 years ago on September 20, 2009 from lack of medical care by the Nevada Department of Corrections.Just prior to Mr. Klein’s death the evidence was found hiding in the Washoe County District Attorney files that would have exonerated him from the 1988 Payless Shoe Store crime.

In October 2011 Ms. Brown hired a private investigator to locate the prime suspect, Mr. Zarsky.   The Sparks Police theory was they believed Mr. Zarsky had committed the crime Nolan Klein was convicted of.   In November Ms. Brown drove to another state and had the opportunity to listen to what Mr. Zarsky had to say.

Mr. Zarsky admitted he had knowledge of the Payless Shoe Store crime and the 3 other crimes the SPD believed he had committed. The victims from the 3 other crimes had cleared Mr. Klein and all was hidden by the Washoe County District Attorney’s office.

 In two of the cases the May 9, 1988 Payless Shoe Store robbery for which Mr. Klein was convicted of and the April 21,1988 armed robbery and attempted rape that the victim had cleared Mr. Klein of and hidden this fact from the defense and jury.  The victims in these cases two separate cases had described the knife as being red and black again, all hidden from the defense by Mr. Rachow and covered up by the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office.
In 2009 just prior to Mr. Klein’s death Judge Brent Adams ordered District Attorney Richard Gammick to turn over the DNA test results and the entire file in Mr. Klein’s case.    Located in the files were the handwritten notes from ADA Ronald Rachow defying a 1988 court order to turn over all of the evidence. The Washoe County District Attorney’s office knew about what Mr. Rachow had done and kept quite.

In Mr. Klein’s file were over 200 documents hidden from the defense mostly exculpatory evidence.  During the January 17 – 23 1989 trial  Mr. Rachow presented only 20 exhibits, mostly, photographs of the Payless Shoe Store crime scene.In 2010 Ms. Brown filed suit against the NDOC in the wrongful death of Nolan Klein.  During the discovery process Ms. Brown discovered that the Attorney General’s office had withheld evidence in one of Nolan’s federal civil cases against the NDOC.  Ms. Brown claims that ultimately this new development with regard to this evidence had a profound adverse effect on Mr. Klein’s  2007 Parole Board hearing and 2008 Compassionate Release Pardon.

 As a part of the Settlement Agreement  Ms. Brown made with the State she could exonerate their names.  When she went to do this at the December 5, 2011 and May 17, 2012 Board of Prison Commissioners they claimed the documents were deemed confidential and would not be placed on the record.  Ms. Brown demanded that they call for an investigation into the Attorney General’s Office for withholding evidence, file a complaint with the State Bar of Nevada against Mr. Geddes for withholding evidence in Mr. Klein’s federal case, and write a letter of apology to her.   They have refused to do so.Brown then filed suit Tonja Brown v NDOC, Governor Brian Sandoval, Attorney General Katherine Cortez Masto, Secretary of State Ross Miller, DAG William Geddes, DAG Kara Krause in Carson City, NV for Breach of Settlement Agreement. Trial is set for next April 2015.

Brown states that because of their refusal to as she has requested of them she has been prevented from seeking a Posthumous Pardon for Mr. Nolan Klein because the documents that were disseminated by the NDOC to the 2007 Parole Board and 2008 Pardons Board still  contain the  information pertaining to Mr. Klein and Ms. Brown.
Some of this false information was a direct result of a June 5, 2007 computer glitch that “FLIPPED” when the NOTIS software program was installed at the NDOC, thereby,  placing false felony charges in inmates files making it appear as though they have committed new crimes.
This information was then submitted to the 2007 Parole Board at which time Mr. Klein was appearing before them.  Mr. Klein then was denied his parole to the street in February 2008 and his previous granted paroles were revoked and he was placed back onto his first life sentence.
The following year, Mr. Klein appeared before the Nevada Pardons Board on a Compassionate Release Pardon because he was dying.  The Nevada Pardons Board consisted of the Nevada Supreme Court Justices, Attorney General Katherine Cortez Masto, and Governor James Gibbons. The Pardons Board were given a copy of the interview of Washoe County District Attorney Richard Gammick publicly admitting that he opened up Mr. Klein’s DNA and tested it. Mr. Klein’s attorney’s demanded to know where the test results were.
 The Nevada Pardons denied Mr. Klein a Compassionate Pardon and Mr. Klein died on September 20,2009.  At the time of Mr. Klein’s death his attorney’s were about to file their Motions for New Trial based on Newly Discovered evidence, and bail.  Mr. Klein’s criminal case was still pending on Appeal in the 9th Circuit.  Once Mr. Klein died everything became Moot!
Ms  Brown said “although Nolan is gone he is not forgotten.”   “The day he is given a Posthumous Pardon and Washoe County is held responsible for their actions will be the day I will let this go”
” the truth will be told in the upcoming release of her book “To Prove His Innocence  A Sister’s Love”

 

Election 2014: Krueger, Woodbury square off in Carson City District Attorney race

A key issue in the battle to become Carson City’s next district attorney is a high staff turnover rate in the office.

“Over the past few years, I’ve just been kind of watching what’s happening in the DA’s office and it struck me Carson City could be better served,” Jason Woodbury said in an interview this week.

He said since 2007 the 21-person office has had 39 people leave.

“Some turnover is inevitable but this alarming rate means something is wrong,” Woodbury said. “The truth is Carson City has lost a lot of good people because the District Attorney’s office has not been a healthy place to work in recent years.”

He pointed to what he termed “bickering” between the DA’s staff and the state Public Defender’s office saying that would come to an end if he’s elected.

Assistant DA Mark Krueger, who is seeking the post being vacated by Neil Rombardo, said Woodbury is completely misreading the reason for the turnover in the DA’s office.

He said 10 of the 39 people left when the office closed down the child support unit. He said two lawyers went on to become judges including Justice of the Peace Tom Armstrong and one — Gerald Gardner — to become chief of staff to Gov. Brian Sandoval.

Several others went to Washoe and Douglas counties or the Attorney General’s office for higher pay and broader opportunities. A half dozen more moved out of the area, he said.

“Most of them left for better and different opportunities,” Krueger said, adding nearly all of that happened before he was hired two years ago.

Krueger said Woodbury seems to be running against Rombardo, not him.

Asked about that, Woodbury said Krueger has been assistant DA for a couple of years now, “long enough to give you an idea what an office under his leadership would look like.”

“Neil’s the DA but I think Krueger owns as much of the issues at this point,” he said.

In good part, the friction between the State Public Defender’s Office and the DA’s office is the fact Rombardo recommended essentially firing the state PDs and having the county set up its own public defenders staff.

Woodbury said Rombardo shouldn’t be offering an opinion about that.

“I think it’s completely inappropriate for the DA to take a position on how defense services are provided to indigent people in Carson City,” he said. “He’ll get asked a legal question in a meeting and he’ll start giving policy advice.”

Rombardo said he brought the issue to the Board of Supervisors because his office, like the rest of Carson City’s departments, was being asked to cut the budget 10 percent, and “I looked at the Public Defender and they were asking for a budget increase.”

Rombardo said a consultant confirmed his belief Carson City was paying a disproportionate share of the state PD’s budget and could save hundreds of thousands of dollars by getting rid of the state PD. The state PD office is funded by the counties that use the service.

The Board of Supervisors rejected the idea but it didn’t make for good relations between Rombardo’s staff and the Public Defender’s staff. Those relations are bad enough members of the PD staff have volunteered in Woodbury’s campaign, even manning his booth at events.

Both men have about the same amount of legal experience although Woodbury’s is mostly in the private sector and Krueger’s as a public lawyer.

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Krueger has practiced law 15 years beginning as law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Bill Maupin, then as clerk for District Judges Mike Fondi and Bill Maddox. He was in the Attorney General’s office from 2001-2008 mostly handling civil litigation, then assistant DA in Lyon County for six years before coming to Carson as assistant two years ago.

He said he has extensive criminal experience — 40 jury trials including some of Carson City’s biggest in the past two years — a half dozen years of civil experience at the AG’s office and, through Lyon County, experience in handling the budget of a DA’s office.

“When I went into being the Assistant DA in Lyon County, I saw what you can do for the community to help protect it,” he said. “What it means to get justice. It means something to victims, means something to witnesses. At the end of the day when we get a resolution for them, they feel comforted.”

He said the DA has to be willing to prosecute cases and not let them slide through the cracks. He said David Stone, convicted last week of raping a 12-year-old boy, was first brought to the DA’s attention in 2006 before Rombardo was in the office when a mother complained her son was a victim.

“Had this office in 2006 just filed charges on the first victim that came forward and reported it, we wouldn’t have had four other known victims,” he said.

Krueger said he’s proud of the office’s victims and witness services program, which he said he has helped expand since arriving in Carson City.

“What I feel I’ve been able to accomplish in the last two years is bringing the whole office together as a team and really making it so that we try cases as a team, make decisions about prosecutions and how to help people as a team,” he said.

He said the office has “become a really happy place to work — people are excited about their jobs.”

Krueger said part of that is the training he has implemented — including having a team prosecute cases.

Krueger said he also has worked with sheriff’s investigators particularly to improve their interview skills.

He said he wants to further develop the business protection program to help the community stop embezzlement and other such crimes from happening in the first place.

Krueger said there will be changes if he’s elected: “I think the structure is good for the most part. But as the economy changes, your needs for your clients change. The needs of the supervisors, the city manager, department heads. You have to be flexible in the needs for your clients.”

•••

Woodbury has practiced 16 years, beginning with the Carson DA’s office from 1999-2003. Since then, he has been primarily in business litigation.

He said he sees things in the office, “that need to be improved.”

“I want to talk to the folks there and find out what is in that office that’s making good people leave,” he said.

As for the office’s civil duties, he said: “When the supervisors ask a legal question or need legal guidance they should get it.

“We need to do a better job of giving the Board of Supervisors legal guidance and leave the policy decisions to them.”

He said he think’s its important the DA be someone with private practice experience.

“I think the judgment you get from representing big business, small business and individuals out in private practice is incredibly valuable in making the decisions you have to make as district attorney.”

He said despite his relatively brief tenure with the DA’s office, he has experience handling criminal cases including child sex cases and a murder case as well as cases before the Nevada Supreme Court.

“I don’t have any burning desire to be in politics,” Woodbury said. “If the DA’s office was running smoothly and things were going along well and I thought they were serving the community well, I wouldn’t run. But that’s not the case.”

He said everyone needs to follow a professional code: “When they’re just bickering because they don’t like the person on the other side or don’t respect the person on the other side, we’re just wasting effort on things that don’t have any place in a professional office.”

“In conjunction with retaining good people in the office, I think you’re going to see significant improvement in the work quality within the office,” Woodbury said.

He said the current office “has got good people.”

He also said Neil was “a good change” following a long tenure as DA by Noel Waters. But he said he thinks electing him would be another good change.

“I think he has done a number of admirable things with the office,” Woodbury said citing the victims and witness services program. “I think the office needs improvement but I will say I’m not going to change things just for the sake of changing them because there are good things that have happened.”

Early voting begins Saturday. The district attorney’s office is a nonpartisan office. The winner will serve a 4-year term.

source: http://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/13396108-113/office-woodbury-krueger-carson

YouTube comments removed/disabled on promo Mark Krueger, Candidate for Carson City District Attorney

This website and a new website called Carson City Politics and You Tube normally allow user comments along with Facebook, Nevada Appeal and Carson Now.

You know there is a problem when the administrators remove, edit or disable user comments that are relevant.

Nevada State Personnel WATCH is the best location for user comments, we don’t censor unless it’s spam or terrorist threats.

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

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A CASE FOR A LAWYER
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“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

Ex-employee alleges ethics director (Caren Cafferata-Jenkins, who’s running against corrupt Judge Chuck Weller in Department 11 in Washoe County Family Court) violated Nevada law

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Caren Cafferata-Jenkins, running against Judge Chuck Weller in Department 11 in Washoe County

By Emerson Marcus, RGJ

A former Nevada Commission on Ethics investigator said he has filed a complaint with the Nevada Attorney General’s Office alleging the commission’s executive director broke the very laws she was appointed to enforce.

Caren Cafferata-Jenkins, running against Judge Chuck Weller in Department 11 in Washoe County Family Court, denies using her position as the executive director of the commission to further her campaign.

“I would deny that,” she said. “If there is a legitimate complaint that is brought to the state and investigated by an objective third party, justice will be done.”

“Disgruntled employees are sometimes right but sometimes credibility needs to be evaluated for what it is,” she said.

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto would not confirm or deny the existence of an investigation.

Michael Lawrence, the former Nevada Commission on Ethics investigator, presented a copy of the complaint to the Reno Gazette-Journal earlier this month. Lawrence, who was terminated from his employment with the commission in April, filed the complaint in June, according to the paperwork submitted to the RGJ, six days after Cafferata-Jenkins advanced to the general election in the June 10 primary.

It alleges that Cafferata-Jenkins used “state equipment, time, facility and employees for her own benefit” and printed campaign materials from office printers.judge chuck weller

“Essentially, Cafferata-Jenkins ran her campaign from state office, turning government facility into her own personal ‘Kinko’s,'” Lawrence writes in the report.

“I know it sounds crazy,” Lawrence said in an interview with the RGJ. “I told the commission, ‘You can think why I am doing it (has to do with losing the job), I don’t care, find out for yourself.’ I promise it will come out sooner than later and people will be surprised.”

Lawrence’s position as an investigator in the office was terminated and he has since been replaced, Cafferata-Jenkins said.

06.12.06_judge_chuck_weller_shot_by_sniper_in_reno_nevada_KGOThe Nevada Commission on Ethics is a legislative-executive commission responsible for enforcing the state’s government ethics laws.

Cafferata-Jenkins has applied for judicial positions in Washoe and Clark counties in the past, but this is the first time her name has appeared on a ballot.

Nevada law says the executive director of the commission “shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit that detracts from the full and timely performance of the Executive Director’s duties.” However, the Judicial Discipline Commission overseas judges, not the commission on ethics, and because it is a nonpartisan race, judicial campaigns are not handled by the ethics commission, Cafferata-Jenkins said.

Cafferata-Jenkins is not the only member of the commission on an election ballot this year.

Jim Shaw, a former Washoe County Commissioner, has served on the commission on ethics since 2008 and is running against Veronica Frenkel for Washoe County School Board of Trustee in District F.

Nevada law also says members of the commission shall not be “actively involved in the work of any political party or political campaign.”

Shaw could not be reached for comment.

source: http://www.rgj.com/story/news/2014/09/29/ex-employee-alleges-ethics-director-violated-nevada-law/16455001/

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”

  1. These comments were posted elsewhere and moved to this article by CCPolitics.

    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.

  4. These comments were posted elsewhere and moved to this article by CCPolitics.

    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.

NEW WEBSITE: CARSON CITY POLITICS exposing the corrupt underbelly of Carson City politics

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

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 most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.” –Aristotle

Last night the League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada hosted a candidate forum at the Carson City Community Center. Despite some hiccups in coordinating prior information in the “Voters Guide,” the League did an admirable job in putting the forum together. Attendance was light (roughly 50 people showed) but the forum wasbroadcast live by Carson TV and is now posted on You Tube here.  The story in theNevada Appeal covers the high points, what follows is the rest of the story.

In the hot seats were Karen Abowd, (Ward 1), the challenger Lisa Helget, John McKenna (Ward 3), and his opponent Lori Bagwell. The presentation began with a four minute introductory pitch to address two topics: Why the candidate felt he or she was qualified for the job and the top three issues for Carson City the candidate would address.

Abowd led with an overview of her 20 years of experience as a business owner and emphasized her last four years on the board. As we’ve come to expect, she made much of the completion of the I-58- freeway as if Carson City will be cut off from civilization upon its completion stating she “recognizes the urgent need to promote, support, and retain our businesses..” and the need to “position Carson City as the drive to, not drive by, community.” It’s hard to keep the clichés straight as Abowd on one hand expressed desire to increase manufacturing and tech industries through “synergy,” while on the other hand flogging the need to improve the appearance of downtown. Her claim that “increasing the economic base” includes “expanding senior services, prioritizing and accomplishing capital improvements (which are expenditures), and exploring renewable energy opportunities at the landfill to increase the general fund” was just nonsensical. Abowd touted her first term as City Supervisor as occurring “during one of our worst historical downturns economically” then said fiscal responsibility was, is, and will have her attention. Perhaps she’s hoping no one really checks on her voting record which include a litany of rate and tax increases, large expenditures for non-governmental issues, while massively increasing City debt.

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Will Mr. Adam Laxalt who is running for Nevada Attorney General look the other way with regard to that Attorney General’s Office having a practice and a policy of withholding evidence from Plaintiff’s in cases?

adam_laxaltWill Mr. Adam Laxalt  who is running for Nevada Attorney General look the other way with regard to that Attorney General’s Office having a practice and a policy of withholding evidence from Plaintiff’s in cases?
We know that Secretary of State Ross Miller who is running for the same position does when he along with the Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, and  Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto were presented with evidence by Ms. Tonja Brown during the December 5, 2011 and May 17, 2012 Board of Prison Commissioners meetings.
Ms. Brown provided the Commissioners with this information along with her documents that supported her testimony before them.  Ms. Brown asked of them to call for an outside investigation into the Attorney General’s Office.   Her testimony and documents were then stricken and removed from the record.
Brown claims that they did not place on the record her documents until after she had filed suit in July 2013 and to this day not all of the documents have seen the light of day, nor have they done as she had requested of them during the December 5, 2011 and May 17, 2012 Board of Prison Commissioners meeting.

Tonja Brown informs Gov. Brian Sandoval and NAG Catherine Cortez Masto of 1st Amendment Rights violations and lawsuit

Tonja Brown informs Gov. Brian Sandoval and NAG Catherine Cortez Masto of 1st Amendment Rights violations and lawsuit

Ms. Brown filed suit against the Board of Prison Commissioners, NDOC, and DAG William Geddes and DAG Kara Krause in July 2013 for a Breach of Settlement Agreement she had made with the State in the wrongful death suit of her brother, Nolan Klein.
Brown claims that they did not place her documents on the record until after she filed suit and served them and as of this date not all of the documents have seen the light of day, nor have they done as she had requested of them and that they had her documents blocked from anyone accessing them.

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She claims they have breached the terms of the Settlement Agreement she made with them.  A trial date has been set for April 6 & 8, 2015 in the First Judicial District Court, Department 2 Judge James Wilson.

A brief summary of this case.
Nolan Klein passed away 5 years ago on September 20, 2009 from lack of medical care by the Nevada Department of Corrections.

Just prior to Mr. Klein’s death the evidence was found hiding in the Washoe County District Attorney files that would have exonerated him from the 1988 Payless Shoe Store crime.

In October 2011 Ms. Brown hired a private investigator to locate the prime suspect, Mr. Zarsky.   The Sparks Police theory was they believed Mr. Zarsky had committed the crime Nolan Klein was convicted of.   In November Ms. Brown drove to another state and had the opportunity to listen to what Mr. Zarsky had to say.

Mr. Zarsky admitted he had knowledge of the Payless Shoe Store crime and the 3 other crimes the SPD believed he had committed. The victims from the 3 other crimes had cleared Mr. Klein and all was hidden by the Washoe County District Attorney’s office.

 In two of the cases the May 9, 1988 Payless Shoe Store robbery for which Mr. Klein was convicted of and the April 21,1988 armed robbery and attempted rape that the victim had cleared Mr. Klein of and hidden this fact from the defense and jury.  The victims in these cases two separate cases had described the knife as being red and black again, all hidden from the defense by Mr. Rachow and covered up by the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office.
In 2009 just prior to Mr. Klein’s death Judge Brent Adams ordered District Attorney Richard Gammick to turn over the DNA test results and the entire file in Mr. Klein’s case.    Located in the files were the handwritten notes from ADA Ronald Rachow defying a 1988 court order to turn over all of the evidence. The Washoe County District Attorney’s office knew about what Mr. Rachow had done and kept quite.
In Mr. Klein’s file were over 200 documents hidden from the defense mostly exculpatory evidence.  During the January 17 – 23 1989 trial  Mr. Rachow presented only 20 exhibits, mostly, photographs of the Payless Shoe Store crime scene.

In 2010 Ms. Brown filed suit against the NDOC in the wrongful death of Nolan Klein.  During the discovery process Ms. Brown discovered that the Attorney General’s office had withheld evidence in one of Nolan’s federal civil cases against the NDOC.  Ms. Brown claims that ultimately this new development with regard to this evidence had a profound adverse effect on Mr. Klein’s  2007 Parole Board hearing and 2008 Compassionate Release Pardon.

 As a part of the Settlement Agreement  Ms. Brown made with the State she could exonerate their names.  When she went to do this at the December 5, 2011 and May 17, 2012 Board of Prison Commissioners they claimed the documents were deemed confidential and would not be placed on the record.  Ms. Brown demanded that they call for an investigation into the Attorney General’s Office for withholding evidence, file a complaint with the State Bar of Nevada against Mr. Geddes for withholding evidence in Mr. Klein’s federal case, and write a letter of apology to her.   They have refused to do so.

Brown then filed suit Tonja Brown v NDOC, Governor Brian Sandoval, Attorney General Katherine Cortez Masto, Secretary of State Ross Miller, DAG William Geddes, DAG Kara Krause in Carson City, NV for Breach of Settlement Agreement. Trial is set for next April 2015.

Brown states that because of their refusal to as she has requested of them she has been prevented from seeking a Posthumous Pardon for Mr. Nolan Klein because the documents that were disseminated by the NDOC to the 2007 Parole Board and 2008 Pardons Board still  contain the  information pertaining to Mr. Klein and Ms. Brown.
Some of this false information was a direct result of a June 5, 2007 computer glitch that “FLIPPED” when the NOTIS software program was installed at the NDOC, thereby,  placing false felony charges in inmates files making it appear as though they have committed new crimes.
This information was then submitted to the 2007 Parole Board at which time Mr. Klein was appearing before them.  Mr. Klein then was denied his parole to the street in February 2008 and his previous granted paroles were revoked and he was placed back onto his first life sentence.
The following year, Mr. Klein appeared before the Nevada Pardons Board on a Compassionate Release Pardon because he was dying.  The Nevada Pardons Board consisted of the Nevada Supreme Court Justices, Attorney General Katherine Cortez Masto, and Governor James Gibbons. The Pardons Board were given a copy of the interview of Washoe County District Attorney Richard Gammick publicly admitting that he opened up Mr. Klein’s DNA and tested it. Mr. Klein’s attorney’s demanded to know where the test results were.
 The Nevada Pardons denied Mr. Klein a Compassionate Pardon and Mr. Klein died on September 20,2009.  At the time of Mr. Klein’s death his attorney’s were about to file their Motions for New Trial based on Newly Discovered evidence, and bail.  Mr. Klein’s criminal case was still pending on Appeal in the 9th Circuit.  Once Mr. Klein died everything became Moot!
Ms  Brown said “although Nolan is gone he is not forgotten.”   “The day he is given a Posthumous Pardon and Washoe County is held responsible for their actions will be the day I will let this go”
” the truth will be told in the upcoming release of her book “To Prove His Innocence  A Sister’s Love”

There are five candidates for Washoe County Sheriff, and News 4 is interviewing as many candidates as we can.

ImageRENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — There are five candidates for Washoe County Sheriff, and News 4 is interviewing as many candidates as we can.

Allen, Chuck — Wednesday, May 28
Beltron, James — Tuesday, May 27
Butko, David — Friday, May 23
Kuzanek, Tim — Tuesday, June 3
Lopey, Jim — Thursday, May 29

News 4 also interviewed most candidates for Reno Mayor. To see the Mayoral Candidate series, click here.

Carson City DA candidate Mark Krueger supports NDAA tactics in Carson City

What’s all the fuss about the NDAA?

mark kruegerIt’s a big deal.

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is a bill that normally funds the military.  However, in 2012, two sections (1021 & 1022) made the NDAA the most dangerous law since the U.S. Civil War. Repeating the mistakes of WWII, when we detained 120,000 Japanese-Americans on race alone, this law authorizes the indefinite military detention of any person suspected of an affiliation with terrorism.  This law applies to American citizens in America, non-citizens in America, and American citizens abroad. It doesn’t matter.

No charge. No trial. No day in court. Passed 93-7 in the Senate, 283-136 in the House.

How does it affect you?

The government just redefined a “terrorist.” It’s not someone convicted of blowing up buildings anymore. It’s everyone. According to multiple documents from the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and other agencies, It’s people who are “reverent of individual liberty,” “suspicious of centralized authority,” and “antifederalists.” It’s people who carry cash instead of credit. It’s people who are against fracking. It’s Constitutionalists, Ron Paul supporters, Democrats, Republicans, tea partiers and occupiers. Essentially, it’s everyone.

What can you do?

The problem is big, but there’s an easy solution. All politics is local. We’ve forgotten that. It’s time to go local. Your police, sheriff, city council, they all took an oath to protect your rights. It’s time to hold them to it. We’ve been fighting this battle for almost two years. And now, we’ve created the tools for you to do it too.

Download the Take Back Packet here: http://pandaunite.org/take-back-packet-online/

If you’re ready to take back your town, it’s time to roll. There are 3 steps: Learn, Build, and Act.  Here’s how you do it.

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Learn

About the NDAA

The 2012 NDAA is the most dangerous law since the U.S. Civil War, and America’s politicians don’t want you to find out about it…using every trick in the book to stop you from understanding. Know your enemy, and you can fight it.

About your local government

First, you must know your public servants. Secondly, you must know your process. Research your local government; know when they meet, the rules for public comments, and how to get legislation introduced, voted on, and passed.

Build

Your team

Start small. Hand out a basic flyer to coworkers, family, and friends, and ask them to join you in defending liberty and justice. Gather a core team of at least 4 people, ready to stand with you to stop the NDAA in your community.

Your coalition

Go to local Tea Party meetings, Occupy assemblies, and activist groups. Reach out to neighborhood groups, local parties, and activists groups. Show them how this endangers their group. Ask them to join your coalition.

Act

Inform

Flyer your neighborhood with your core team. Write letters to the editor. Create a website: takeback(yourcity).com

Pressure

Meet with your representatives/commissioners/councilmen. Speak out at public comment. Videotape it. Upload the video to this website and inspire the nation. (Upload link coming soon.)  The law of war is the backbone of the NDAA.  Pressure your officials until they introduce, and vote on, a law blocking it in your community.

Win

Win.  Get your city council, county commission, or sheriff to pass a law blocking the NDAA, protecting activists, families, and businesses everywhere in your city/county. Hold your representatives accountable. They will try to trick you. They will ridicule you. They will try to refer it to committee. They will stall. The police will refuse to enforce it. Go back. Over and over again. Never give up. If they try to weaken your law, stop them. Do not compromise. Do not accept defeat. Know that you are on the cutting edge of the revolution.

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That’s how we win. It’s that simple. Learn, Build, Act. You have been looking for something that works. You see the path our country has traveled down. You want a future for your children. You are ready.

We’ll provide extra support when you need it. We’ll provide advice, and you have the power to take back your town. Thousands of people stand behind you.

With liberty and justice for all.

Are you ready to Take Back your town?

Here’s your packet: http://pandaunite.org/take-back-packet-online/

Want to get started, but don’t quite know how?

If you know how to get started, or have a lot of political experience, the above packet is all you need. Most people however, want to stop the NDAA and aren’t sure of the first step.

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Victories to date:

Albany, NY – October 7, 2013

Oxford, MA – October 9, 2013

Webster, MA – October 21, 2013

Emmett, ID – December 17, 2013

Gem County, ID – February 24, 2014

Middleton, ID – March 19, 2014

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CARSON NOW: Carson City sheriff’s candidates square off on Disagreements came at other areas of the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, which has a budget of nearly $16 MILLION DOLLARS!!!

With early voting in Nevada’s primary election beginning Saturday, Carson City residents learned more about some of the philosophies of candidates in the contested races during Wednesday night’s candidate forum hosted by the Carson City Chamber of Commerce.

The Performance Hall of the BAC was a full house for the forum, with hardly an empty seat found for the first segment where the candidates for sheriff were questioned. The audience was reduced to about half after the sheriff’s candidate portion ended.

During the forum the four candidates for sheriff squared off on topics such as staffing, drugs, and budgets. There was one agreement among candidates when it came to the city’s intense crackdown with gangs over the past four years.

Ken Furlong, up for re-election as sheriff, said four years ago the city was facing issues with a growing number of gangs in town. Gang activity has since been virtually non-existent and it was the department and the support of Douglas and Lyon County law agencies and community organizations that were responsible for the success of the crackdown.

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“When was the last time you heard about gangs in Carson City? The answer is four years ago,” said Furlong.

Disagreements came at other areas of the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, which has a budget of nearly $16 million.

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Disagreements came at other areas of the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, which has a budget of nearly $16 million.

A question was posed about how the budget has been justified given that the crime rate is going down.

Candidate Deputy Don Gibson said 12 positions were lost in the 2010 budget, and that the administration should have cut into administration more to pay for line level officers on the street instead of promoting a captain.

The money for the captain’s salary could have been split to pay for two patrol deputies, said Gibson. He said the nearly $16 million budget is a sufficient amount for the department to run on, but that he would allocate the money more wisely by hiring less administrators and more line level employees.

Candidate Sgt. Daniel Gonzales said he would not fill assistant sheriff positions if elected and would instead use the savings to pay for costs associated with the department’s aging fleet of vehicles and new technology. He said the administration side of the agency has become “top heavy” and that he would use the budget more creatively for better patrol vehicles and more officers on the street. He said he would look for creative ways to make cuts so that both middle schools would have police officers assigned to them.

The CCSO has a has a massive budget of nearly $16 MILLION DOLLARS!!! There must be transparency in this budget. These is waste in the CCSO and massive liability as Dan points out at 38:50 – CCSO needs the body cams to reduce the lawsuits and provide accountability.

Ty Robben Excellent idea by Dan at 31:24 to have the CCSO Deputies wear body audio/video cameras to help abate the rampant, wholesale corruption by some bad CCSO Deputies… They should also wear these in the jail too. Too many beatings and planted evidence and stuff like that with the CCSO. The cameras have help in notorious corrupt police departments like New Orleans and the LAPD. The CCSO has a corruption problem as Dan and the other candidates have discussed and the community is concerned about the police state, rights being violated and the cost of the lawsuits.

Ty Robben The CCSO has a has a massive budget of nearly $16 MILLION DOLLARS!!! There must be transparency in this budget. These is waste in the CCSO and massive liability as Dan points out at 38:50 – CCSO needs the body cams to reduce the lawsuits and provide accountability.

At 30:55 Daniel Gonzales talks about inmate processing fees – what is this? why would an inmate pay a fee Mr. Gonzales? Where does all the money go from the $1.09 top Ramen you sell in the commissary at a 1,000% mark up along with the other junk food inmates have to buy to keep from starving? Lorne please bring this up, the CCSO makes big money off the inmates. The CCSO also get federal money or inmates too.

Ty Robben Daniel Gonzales points out the CCSO is operating a very, very low to no standards to the services and accountability and CCSO needs better transparency at 22:55

Ty Robben Don Gibson points out CCSO Deputies have low morale under Furlong at 20:50

Ty Robben Furlong covers up crime in Carson City and does not report “gang” crime. This is a fact, and lets criminals of the hook like they did when let let Keith urr of the hook for running meth or the “gangs” along with a felon in possession of 60 loaded AR15 and AK47 machine guns. Just Google Keith Furr on Carson Now and the Appeal and read and then see my story on Nevada State Personnel WATCH by searching for Keith Furr. Furlong also does not go after drug (meth and heroin) dealers because he makes money from this according to inside sources, or shall I say confidential informants. The jail is poorly managed, inmates do not get their meds or proper medical care. There are problems with the food and water and inmates have been poisoned there. This is unacceptable. Lorne Houle knows this first hand and should use his platform to expose the corruption the others candidates will not.

Ty Robben Daniel Gonzales points out “we need to bring back the trust in the community” at 13:54 – This is a good point as trust in the CCSO is very low. Please see my website Nevada State Personnel Watch where I point out some serious concerns about the CCSO under the current regime. As many Carson City residents know i was recently released from 6 long months in Furlongs jail where he had me in the “hole” or trumped up charges against his friend Judge John Tatro. All charges against me were dismissed by the Douglas County DA after the Carson City DA Mark Krueger was kicked off the case since I have filed FBI complaints against him and I am currently in Federal Court with pending legal action against them. The list of concerns with the CCSO under Furlong are too long to add here, so please see my website and vote for anyone but Furlong.


lorne Houle Very well spoken candidates!!! When I went up on stage, I couldn’t remember what to say… So instead, I kept saying “ummm” and “you know” WAY too much… lol. Great questions although I couldn’t answer some of them since I’m not yet part of the Sheriff’s Department and not privileged to “department drama”.

Candidate Lorne Houle said he would cut his own salary by half if elected, with cost savings to go toward more energy efficient police vehicles. He also noted there could be a cost savings in the department if cuts were made at the jail, placing more people on house arrest for non-serious crimes, thus freeing up jail staff salaries.

Furlong said in the last six months the sheriff’s office removed a captain’s position and back filled it with two deputies. It had an assistant sheriff retire and that position was not filled and a forensics position went from a sworn position to a non-sworn position. The agency has already done what the candidates are saying should be done, Furlong said.

He noted the Sheriff’s Office runs efficiently around 3 percent below what is allowed in the budgets. Furlong said the fleet of vehicles the department has have been maintained, saying “sometimes it is better to hold off a year,” when purchasing vehicles, because money could be better spent elsewhere.

Candidates were asked about what changes they would make to the department.

Gonzales said he would enhance what the agency has and take it to the next level. He said he would utilize the sheriff’s reserves more and noted that if the department is running 3 percent of the budget annually, than it ought to have better equipment. He noted that recently a canister of pepper spray that was used in the jail and had a stamp on it that said use before 2003. “We should be providing employees equipment to serve you better.” He also advocated the need for technology upgrades including body cameras.

Furlong noted changes are already being made at the department for next year. Management has been rolled back, due to retirements and attrition, countering a criticism earlier that administration had become top heavy. He said that half of the cuts from 2010 were not from the front line and that the supervisors do work as patrol officers as well. He noted the agency is running as lean as it can and will continue to run lean.

Gibson said he would like to see staffing go to 7 deputies on the street instead of the minimum level of 4 deputies. He said he would pay for the additional officers on the street by cutting adminstration-level officer positions. Gibson also said he would eliminate a numbers based management philosophy where there is a mindset that officers need to be writing more tickets, saying “it turns the very same people who we serve and protect into the victims of our production.”

Houle said he would strengthen the relationship in the community between the agency and the officers on the street. He said there are two groups of people, those who are friends of the department and those in the community who are nervous and skeptical of the agency. He said he represents those who are skeptical, and thinks officers give too many tickets and are policing the wrong people, including low level drug users. He said that drug users are not criminals but are treated like them, saying there needs to be more services for drug addicts instead of throwing them in jail.

Though there wasn’t a direct question posed, there was disagreement on the way the Sheriff’s Office special enforcement team is being run. Gibson, a former SET officer, noted the agency spends too much going after the low-level drug users instead of focusing on the bigger problem, the drug dealers themselves.

He noted that the department ought to be targeting drug suppliers because of the assets they have that can be seized. By taking the assets such as homes and vehicles, less taxpayer money would be spent on drug enforcement because the assets from drug dealers would pay for the SET team.

Gonzales said he would add another officer to the SET team. He said the SET philosophy is that the low-level drug offenders are typically the ones breaking into homes and businesses to pay for their drug habits and therefore it is essential to work to get them off the streets. He said the Tri-Net task force, which handles the high level drug sellers, needs to be held accountable for going after those with large sums of drug money.

“We know the drugs are coming in, let the people who focus on that do their job,” he said.

The candidates were asked about mental health and law enforcement issues. Furlong noted the city as well as the state and nation are dealing with issues of mental illness and policing and actively working on crisis intervention, which is being done in Carson City with mental health now incorporated into response plans. “We are working collaboratively with every agency we possibly can,” said Furlong.

Gonzales noted that he is a trained Crisis Intervention Instructor and he teaches staff. He said he would work to take the CIT program to the next level with mobile health units to better address suicide calls. Houle noted that drug addiction and mental illness are illnesses and that they should not be treated like criminals. He said mental health subjects should not be kept in jail but put in group homes where they can be given the help they need.

Don Gibson for Carson City Sheriff “I believe in the US Constitution and support the 2nd amendment”

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We like what Sheriff candidate Don Gibson is talking about. Good luck Don. -Top Ramen
Don’s website www.gibson4sheriff.com
If any of you read the Voter’s Guide in the Nevada Appeal, they for some reason, left out a very important question which I responded to. The question was (why should voters choose me?)Here is my answer:I am honored and humbled to have this opportunity to run for Carson City Sheriff. As a lifelong resident I have seen Carson City change for the better.

 

Having been in law enforcement for over sixteen years I have the demonstrative ability and necessary leadership skills to lead the office of Sheriff. 

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We like what Sheriff candidate Don Gibson is talking about. Good luck Don. -Top Ramen

Together with my team we will continue Carson City’s positive change and always strive to improve the quality of life for all of us.
I will have an open and transparent administration with my door always open to all members of our community.
I believe in the US Constitution and support the 2nd amendment.
I intend to stay the person I am and obtain the faith of Carson City residents. I am someone you can count on, be sure about, and will proudly serve our community as a Sheriff we can all be proud of.Remember tomorrow May 24th is the first day to early vote..Thank you
Don

Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong panned, praised

ImageSheriff Ken Furlong at a Wednesday night candidates’ forum faced criticism from opponents about staffing in the community, but was given credit for combating gangs.

The incumbent sheriff faces three opponents in the June 10 primary election, after which two of the four running are likely to advance to November’s general election. The opponents are Don Gibson and Daniel Gonzales, both of the sheriff’s department, and Lorne Houle, who cited experience as a Marine provost marshal. Gibson and Gonzales took Furlong to task over staffing.

“Morale is dismal at best in the sheriff’s office,” said Gibson, calling for re-allocation of resources to provide more deputies in the field. He said minimum line staffing per shift should be seven rather than five. Gonzales, meanwhile, put it in terms of services to citizens. “We should have more field services to provide for you,” he said. Gonzales also called for new technology and newer patrol cars.

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Ross Miller’s House of Cards: Big money comes to state attorney general races

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Groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are spending heavily nationwide to keep Democrats out of the powerful posts.

Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller, a candidate for state attorney general, of living a lavish lifestyle at the taxpayers’ expense.

MAY 8 2014, 6:00 AM ETTV ads are targeting Nevada candidate Ross Miller even though he’s running unopposed in a primary three months away. (Sandra Chereb/Associated Press)

The ads accuse Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller, a candidate for state attorney general, of living a lavish lifestyle at the taxpayers’ expense.

Shots of Miller with Mike Tyson and Hugh Hefner’s former girlfriend flash across the screen as the narrator highlights more than $60,000 in gifts Miller has accepted from “special interests” since taking office in 2006.

“He lives the life,” the narrator says. “You pay the tab.”

The $500,000 ad campaign is being paid for by a nonprofit from Virginia called the State Government Leadership Foundation. It’s an impressive sum, especially considering the ads ran three months before a primary in which Miller is running unopposed, and for an office that doesn’t normally get so much attention. Miller’s campaign called on TV stations to pull the ads, challenging them as misleading.

So why is so much money being poured into the race and who is behind it? The biggest underwriter of the group behind the ad is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the affiliated Institute for Legal Reform, according to a Center for Public Integrity investigation.

Ross Miller’s House of Cards

The Chamber isn’t talking, but it’s not hard to figure out why state attorney-general races are getting so much of its attention, not just in Nevada, but across the country.

First, the joke is that “AG” stands for “almost governor” in the 43 states where they are elected, as many go on to higher elected office. Spending on these races is an investment in the future. Eight current governors and eight current U.S. senators were previously state attorneys general.

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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”

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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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Dismantle the dishonest Reno Gazette cowards, Vote for CHAD DEHNE!

Published on Apr 8, 2014

(675,987 views) with its bogus anti-democratic attempt to manipulate and prostitute the Reno voting system. Despite the RGJ bullying tactics, DEHNE will be Reno mayor if there is and honest vote count.
Read about mayor DEHNE here:
http://www.renocitizen.com/dehne.htm

See who’s leading Reno mayor debate ranking as of Monday

RGJ OpnionOn May 29, the Reno Gazette-Journal and KNPB will host two live televised debates with 10 of the 18 Reno mayoral candidates.

We are determining who will participate in those debates based on three equally weighted variables that will determine the 10 most viable candidates. Those variables are: the number of ballots cast in a candidate’s favor (you can get a ballot on page 2 of the Reno Gazette-Journal through May 20), the number of social media followers they have on their campaign Facebook and Twitter pages and the total level of campaign fundraising the candidate will report on May 20.

We will publish the rankings each day until we announce the top 10 candidates on May 21. (Until then, take our quiz on RGJ.com to see which Reno mayoral candidate you’re most like.)

Here’s how the candidates stood as of Monday afternoon:

1. Idora Silver

2. Robert Avery

3. Hillary Schieve (tie)

3. Eddie Lorton (tie)

5. Marsha Berkbigler

6. Raymond “Pez” Pezonella

7. Charles “Chuck” Reno

8. Sean Burke

8. Ken Stark

10. Ian Pasalich

———Cut off line for debate———-

11. Brian Lee Fleming

12. DeLores Aiazzi (tie)

12. Erik Holland (tie)

14. Chad Dehne

15. Tom Fitzgerald

16. Mark Markel

17. Larry Pizorno

18. Michael James Bertrand

Now, let’s break down that ranking, which is calculated by taking the average rank for each candidate in the three categories: ballots, social media and campaign fundraising (which won’t be reported until May 20).

So far, 952 ballots have been counted.

Here’s how the candidates rank in the number of ballots cast in their favor as of Friday afternoon.

Robert Avery (354 ballots)

Idora Silver (279)

Raymond “Pez” Pezonella (276)

Marsha Berkbigler (228)

Eddie Lorton (213)

Hillary Schieve (212)

Ian Pasalich (193)

Ken Stark (187)

Charles “Chuck” Reno (156)

Chad Dehne (115)

Erik Holland (113)

Sean Burke (106)

Tom Fitzgerald (103)

DeLores Aiazzi (101)

Larry Pizorno (85)

Mark Markel (74)

Michael James Bertrand (54)

Brian Lee Fleming (45)

And here’s how the candidates rank in terms of social media followers on their Facebook and Twitter campaign pages:

Hillary Schieve, 3,118 social media followers

Eddie Lorton, 1,457

Idora Silver, 1,295

Brian Lee Fleming, 875

Robert Avery, 817

Sean Burke, 759

Charles “Chuck” Reno, 754

Marsha Berkbigler, 673

DeLores Aiazzi, 570

Ken Stark, 556

Raymond “Pez” Pezonella, 436

Erik Holland, 389

Ian Pasalich, 362

Chad Dehne, 204

Mark Markel, 178

Tom Fitzgerald, 126

Michael James Bertrand, 122

Larry Pizorno, no known social media presence

The last metric we’ll use to rank the candidates will be their May 20 campaign finance report. Until then, there’s no ranking for this metric.

The Nevada gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014, vote Brain Sandoval out!

The Nevada gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Brian Sandoval (R) is running for re-election.[1] The winner of the election will serve a 4-year term in office.vote

Nevada has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party’s candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party.

Candidates

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Brian Sandoval with his bong

Brian Sandoval with his bong

Race background

Sandoval won election in 2010, a year when Republicans were trending to the far-right, leading to the election of controversial GOP governors such as Florida’s Rick Scott and Wisconsin’s Scott Walker. Two years into Sandoval’s term, meanwhile, he remained mostly out of the national spotlight due to his pragmatic, low-key approach and willingness to work with both sides of the aisle. With the national Republican Party in rebuilding mode, Sandoval offered an example in contrast to the more aggressive approach taken by the GOP in recent years.[6]

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Judson Henry’s attempt to unseat Vern Pierson was largely seen as political payback for the prosecution of El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting

Judson Henry

Judson Henry was dogged by questions about his residency after he filed election paperwork March 7 claiming he was living in the two-bedroom Placerville home owned by political consultant Cris Alarcon

PLACERVILLE, CA – A bankruptcy attorney who claimed he moved to El Dorado County the same week he filed papers to run for district attorney has abandoned his campaign after just 17 days.

Judson Henry called current District Attorney Vern Pierson at 1:30 pm Monday to say he was dropping out of the race and would support Pierson in the election.DA Vern Pierson

Henry was dogged by questions about his residency after he filed election paperwork March 7 claiming he was living in the two-bedroom Placerville home owned by political consultant Cris Alarcon.

Contacted by News10 last Monday at the Rocklin townhouse listed by the State Bar of California, Henry explained that he spent weekends there with his 7-year-old son.

During a brief interview outside the El Dorado County elections department, Henry once again insisted he lived at the Placerville house, but conceded the circumstances didn’t look good.

“Many people might consider it inappropriate and I respect and understand that,” he said.

Henry said the main reason he was dropping out was to spare his son further exposure.

Henry’s attempt to unseat Pierson was largely seen as political payback for the prosecution of El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting, who faces trial on fraud charges next month.

Nutting gathered Henry’s nominating signatures and works with Alarcon, who provided the Placerville address.

When reached by phone Monday afternoon, Nutting expressed surprise at Henry’s decision to drop out.

Ray Nutting

Ray Nutting

“I have no idea why he got into the race, and I have no clue why he got out,” Nutting said.

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Protest at El Dorado DA office claiming DA Pierson is corrupt and covers up crime for his buddies

Pierson, who had not been challenged for reelection before, said he appreciated Henry’s call.

“It became clear others had attempted to use him to create a distraction,” Pierson said. “I wish him the best.”

source: http://www.news10.net/story/news/local/eldorado-hills/2014/03/24/controversial-da-candidate-drops-out-of-race/6850471/

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)