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.

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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!


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



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.




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.

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



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.


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


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!


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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Carson City Sheriff election 2014 fourm

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.

No charges filed against Erik Badgett by corrupt Carson City DA


Carson City counseling center scandal

CARSON CITY, Nev. ( & 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:

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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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:

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.


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

Carson City Republican Central Committee Candidate Forum February 27, 2014, Part 1


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. ( & 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.


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:


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,  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)

BLOOD MONEY – Carson City Supervisors to vote on $41,500 settlement with euthanized dog’s owner

carson city dog kill

The owner of a dog euthanized by Carson City Animal Services against her wishes will receive $41,500 in a settlement if she signs a waiver of claims and the Board of Supervisors approves the pact Thursday.

The shih tzu, Rollie, was put down July 30 after being turned over to Animal Services five days earlier. A new code section governing animal care at the pound says Animal Services should board such animals for 10 days at the owner’s expense.

Owner Jeraldine Archuleta tried to recover the unlicensed dog July 26-27 but could not pay the fees due right away, according to the city. She asked for more time to pay.

According to the agenda for Thursday’s meeting, the new Animal Services code, adopted in May 2013, includes a provision for hardship cases.

carson city corruption

It states that if an owner can document hardship, fees for the dog’s recovery may be waived by approval of Animal Services’ manager or director.

The item that will go before the city’s governing board requests authorization for payment of the $41,500 upon Archuleta’s “execution of a written settlement, waiver of claims and hold harmless …”

It also makes clear the payment would amount to a full settlement of all existing and any potential future claims and causes of action or damages against the city, as well as its current or former employees.

Archuleta made her case about the dog’s euthanasia public via a letter to the editor in the Nevada Appeal, prompting city government to close the Animal Services pound for three days for the stated reason of training personnel.

The city subsequently parted company with Animal Services manager Gail Radtke and has hired an interim manager. Radtke has sued the city, claiming she was unfairly let go.

The euthanasia controversy developed at the same time as an effort by a separate, private-sector group called the Carson Animal Services Initiative to raise money to help the city build a new shelter for dogs and other stray animals.

Archuleta’s lawyer, Cal Dunlap, declined to comment Thursday. He said he’d do so after the city and Archuleta have reached an agreement. Continue reading

Is the Carson City Sheriff Covering up the Judge Tatro Shooting after admitting that the alleged shooter confessed? Hell YES

carson city sheriff corruption

carson city sheriff cover up

Carson City Sheriff Covering up the Judge Tatro Shooting? HELL YES

Carson City Sheriff Covering up the Judge Tatro Shooting? HELL YES

Is the Carson City Sheriff Covering up the Judge Tatro Shooting after admitting the alleged shooter confessed? We think hell YES.

UPDATE 09-28-2013 – I spoke with the Carson City Sheri Kenny Furlong about the name of the 19 old male who confessed to shooting Judge Tatro’s house.

Sheriff Furlong at first said the name of the shooter was Jesse Richardson and then realized that the Jesse Richardson was the witness, not the shooter…

Levi Anthony Minor

Levi Anthony Minor

Furlong then said the 19 old male who confessed to shooting Judge Tatro’s house was Levi Anthony Minor of the west side BB shooting fame …But that Levi Anthony Minor didn’t really do it and he made the story up. The they issued a warrant for the witness Jesse Richardson (alleged probation violation) or is the warrant to get Jesse Richardson into custody to shut him up? We don’t believe the Sheriff Furlong story and still this issue as a cover up.

Jesse Russell Richardson

Jesse Russell Richardson

Have you seen Jesse Russell Richardson?

Have you seen Jesse Russell Richardson? If so, the CCSO issued a warrant or his arrest. Please have Jesse Russell Richardson call KRNV Newsroom: 775-785-1210 and tell his side of the story.

We reported that a credible source presented credible information, a jailhouse confession concerning the shooter of Carson City Judge Tatro.

We reported that story here: The shooter of Judge Tatro’s door found? Judge Tatro caught in sex triangle revenge scandal?

The Carson City Sheriff was informed of the information and conducted an investigation the first week of September 2013. The results of the Carson City Sheriff investigation confirmed that the information we provided was true, but that the target was a straw man judge because it was not Judge Tatro or any other Judge.



crime scene cover upA person in the Carson City jail was bragging to others to be the shooter of Judge John Tatro’s front door in December 2012. However, the Sheriff is saying that this person made up the story and really shot into another Carson City Judges home with a BB gun. However, it was not one of the four Carson City Judges and the Judge was not named.

This makes no sense and is the typical "straw man" cover up.

This makes no sense and is the typical “straw man” cover up.

This makes no sense and is the typical “straw man” cover up.

Who was the Judge? It was not Armstrong, Willis, Tatro, Wilson or Russell.

Was the person arrested and charged for the BB  gun shooting? No – There is no Sheriff report or court records.

What was the motive?

The Sheriff confirmed the shooters mom did work at the Carson City Courthouse and this supports the belief that there was some kind of sexual affair going on and the 19 year old shooter was upset and shot at the Judges front door.

The official Sheriff explanation is not credible. We have reported this to the local news and FBI to get real answer.

We believe the story we presented here: The shooter of Judge Tatro’s door found? Judge Tatro caught in sex triangle revenge scandal?

Carson City Sheriff cover up

Carson City Sheriff cover up

Nevada Department of Alternative Sentencing did not have legal jurisdiction over Pre-Trial Defendants prior to July 2013 If you were under DAS supervision, you may have legal recourse to sue

department of alternative sentencing

WTF NevadaAttention – Were you ever incarcerated in the Carson City jail? Was your food poisoned? Mine was and I posed a story that has gone viral with other people also claiming their food and water was tainted.  This happened to people in the ‘Hole’ and solitary confinement. This story is one of the biggest Facebook stories we’ve written with 420 Facebook like and referrals.

ATTENTION Carson City, Douglas, Reno, Henderson, Nevada Department of Alternative Sentencing (“DAS”) did not have legal jurisdiction over Pre-Trial Defendants prior to July 2013 If you were under DAS supervision, you may have legal recourse to sue in federal court under Title 42, Section 1983 and have any related criminal charges, pleas and convictions vacated.

Nevada Department of Alternative Sentencing SB101 hearing. Carson City DAS did not have legal jurisdiction of pre trial defendants.

People have constitutional right we can’t stomp on either the US Constitution or the Nevada Constitution and I oppose the end result what this bill is going to allow them to do which they’re already doing without authority.

Bail has to be reasonable it can’t be coercive.

They can search their home they can search there be a call they have not been convicted they are charged with the crime whether it be a misdemeanor a gross misdemeanor or felony they still have their constitutional rights so my concern is that we’re taking these rights away from people. Continue reading

Motion to DQ Judge Tatro and DA Rombardo from Ty Robben case

This is a public Motion to Disqualify Carson City Judge John Tatro and DA  Neil Rombardo from Ty Robben case. Obviously, there’s a massive conflict-of-interest based on the Judicial Ethics Compliant I’ve filed with the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline against Justice of the Peace, John Tatro.

Neil Rombardo, you’re a “public servant” and Taxpayers pay your salary and can demand you step down via the Carson City Council (Board of Supervisors) and petition for an investigation or simply, your ouster from office.

I’ll file the “Nevada Ethics Complaint” against Neil Rombardo ASAP. I’ll motion to have the Carson City District Attorney disqualified from the case. My situation with DA Rombardo  and the the massive conflict-of-interest based on the Judicial Ethics Compliant I’ve filed with the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline against JP John Tatro. The constant court hearings, and perpetual harassment and violation of rights has to STOP. You have usurped the people of Carson City because “an injustice to one is an injustice to ALL”.

JP Tatro & DA RombardoGET OFF MY CASE’
& step out of office now 
please and avoid further embarrassment to the
Nevada Judicial System.

I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord
And I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord
Can you feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord, oh Lord

Well if you told me you were drowning, I would not lend a hand
I’ve seen your face before my friend, but I don’t know if you know who I am
Well I was there and I saw what you did, I saw it with my own two eyes
So you can wipe off that grin, I know where you’ve been
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Carson City Sheriff Kenny furlong needs to be asked the real questions.

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Carson City Sheriff Kenny furlong needs to be asked the real questions. This guy and his deputies are corrupt as hell and the Sheriff is one big RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) operation. Please read the circa 2006 Topox called “Corrupt Law enforcement in Carson City Nevada” by Patty Pruett, Dayton Nevada.  We’ll post some of the text at the bottom of this story.  We also uncovered a Grand Jury investigation suggestion ALL CARSON CITY SHERIFF personnel should be DRUG TESTED.

Some of this may seem outlandish until you remember these things happened in 1989 South Lake Tahoe when the city mayor named Terry Trupp was busted for a major cocaine trafficking cartel and just recently Johnny Poland of the SLTPD was hooked up on charges of obstructing justice, evidence tampering and aiding and embedding the “Mexican Moffia” in South Lake Tahoe.See our other website at

Kenny will you do a show with us and our video cameras? …And why did you come into my cell two times and give me a “stink eye” death look? Is it true what you deputies are saying about you?

Published on Mar 26, 2013 Watch Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong answer important questions from some influential women in our community

 Kenny Furlong stated his position on “gun control” where he did elaborate that because of the Ihop shootings, he would be compelled to confiscate firearms in Carson City, NV. Although, he believes it won’t happen and he was primary focused on multi-round auto and semi-auto firearms.

Gun Control at 20:00 – Kenny wants to ban weapons (at least assault style weapons) because of the Ihop incident. In that case a Norinco MAK90 was modified from semi to fully auto. Other Sheriff Associations from around the State of Nevada and the rest of the union are fully supporting the US Constitution and 2nd amendment rights, Sheriff Furlong is not.

Below are Nevada Sheriffs that support gun rights:

  1. Ed Kilgpore Humboldt NV
  2. Benjamin D. Trotter Churchill NV
  3. Tony DeMeo Nye NV

methadoneSo, Kenny what’s the Sheriff’s role in alleged distribution with meth, heroin and other drugs and drug dealers in Carson City?

Is your daughter Kendra Furlong fully recovered from her battles with crank (meth) addiction?

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What’s the Sheriff’s role in alleged distribution with meth, heroin and other drugs and drug cartels in Carson City?

Sheriff Furlong and Kendra Furlong – Crystal Darkness

Is the Sheriff office under any investigations? Rumors are rampant that federal grand money is “missing”? We heard the FBI was investigation misappropriation of funds related to Kenny Furlong using the Carson City “credit card” to pay for friends vehicles impounds after DUI’s (which were covered up)… Is this true?

We hear of many “cover ups” and other “scandals” concerning the Carson City Sheriff’s department including last years incident with former NDOT Director, Susan Martinovich where it’s alleged the Sheriff covered up that fact Susan Martinovich essentially was involved in a  “hit and run” and the victim was actually charged with trumped up charges that were later dropped. This seems like a blatant attempt to cover-up Susan Martinovich’s criminal involvement in that incident, correct?

Kenny Furlong, you did go to Carson City High School, correct (you talk about that in carson high schoolthe video).  Interesting that Susan Martinovich and Justice of the Peace Judge John Tatro all went to the same High School and played significant roles in the hit and run coverup. What’s your take on that Furlong?

Kenny Furlong and Neil Rombardo gay?

Kenny Furlong and Neil Rombardo

In recent photo shots, you Kenny furlong seem to hanging out with Carson City District Attorney Neil Rombardo a lot. We’ve seen you dancing with the stars along with Neil Rombardo and giving blood with him as well. Are you gay? What exactly is your “friendship” with Neil Rombardo? Seems like there should be a better “separation of power” in such a small incestuous little city like Carson.

We hear of food poisoning and unsafe and inhumane conditions and treatment of inmates at your Carson City jail. We note that statistics show 20% of incarcerated people are actually innocent. Regardless of innocence or guilt, the facts show that there are a high number of alleged “suicides” hangingthat occur in the Carson City jail. Released inmates report tainted food with drugs including methadone. The showers have excessive mold and airborne insects and diseases like MRSA skin infection is rampant in the Carson City jailhouse. We hear that a medical malpractice and civil rights lawsuit is imminent against you and the Carson City court system including Judge John Tatro…

What exacly is Kenny Furlong’s position on gun owners rights? We understand he agrees with the Obama administration.

Finally, with all this controversy, what are your plan Kenny Furlong for the future? Do you plan on staying in law enforcement or are you getting your affairs in order to go to prison?

These problems seem outlandish, but it has happened to  others. See this story:

The California press refuses to cover this true story of the torture of a senior citizen milk man

The Los Angeles Times is so corrupt and whored out to its corporate interests that it won’t even cover this story! There is torture and abuse of farmers happening right in Los Angeles, and the LA Times absolutely refuses to cover the story! How’s that for pathetic journalism? (If the LA Times actually starts to cover this story, I will retract this paragraph. But as of this writing, the LA Times has done nothing to cover this huge story of government abuse of innocent citizens.)

In fact, to date no newspaper in California has covered this story of torture and abuse of the California milk man. There is complete silence on it. A total cover-up. The lamestream media wants you to believe this never happens in California.

But these pictures don’t lie. The recorded testimony of James Stewart is factual and truthful.

Watch the video, hear it yourself and compare to what happened to Ty Robben in the Carson City jail including poisoned food, solitary confinement, red bracelet indicating a felon or danger, inhuman jail conditions and lack of jail personnel ethics, violations of law and human rights, etc  :

Learn more:

Corrupt Law enforcement in Carson City Nevada

Posted in the Washington Post Forum

Dear readers

Yesterday a friend of mine went to the Casrson City “Motel 6 to get her daughters things” that were left there by “Cops” about a week prior after they arrested her Minor daughter for drug possesion. The Girl was with many other people, who were doing drugs also! None were arrested! Only her! The Girl is “Related to Officer Bill Abbott”!

Officer Abbott was just “Busted down from tri-net” DRUG task force! After the mother of the girl began to “Fight back” against the Corruption!

Now her daughter is in Juvinial, and yesterday a Cop went to the Motel 6, and tried to “Plant drugs” On the Mother/Estranged half sister of that Cop!

It’s getting “Ugly in Carson City Nevada”! These Cops are out of Control! And so is Sheriff
Kenny Furling! Our Carson City Sheriff will now try to plant drugs on those of us “Fighting back” against their “Already Corrupt sheriffs department!”
I am allerting the Public that none of us do drugs and are at risk for being “Set up” as revenge for a Long battle for Justice in Carson City Nevada.

Send help form the “Outside”! Send reporters and Crews to “Write about our struggle for justice”!

Patty Pruett, Dayton Nevada.

Nole Waters former Carson City District Attorney

Nole Waters former Carson City District Attorney

Corrected Special Grand Jury Report

The community of Carson City would have been much better served had the Carson City District Attorney’s office arrested and prosecuted John and James Bustamante with the vigor that was shown in the arrest and prosecution of Rolland Weddell. Given, through testimony to this Grand Jury, that:
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Lake Tahoe News covers Justin Brothers Bail Bonds / Doug Lewis criminal charges


Carson City bounty hunter Doug Lewis faces charges in S. Tahoe

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Doug Lewis Nevada Bounty Hunter with Justin Brothers Bail Bonds

Doug Lewis Nevada Bounty Hunter with Justin Brothers Bail Bonds

Five misdemeanor charges have been filed against a Carson City bounty hunter in regards to his actions in South Lake Tahoe.

Douglas Lewis with Justin Brothers Bail Bonds has been charged with unlawful arrest, aggravated trespass, vandalism, battery and damaging a vehicle.

The incident occurred in October at the South Lake Tahoe home of Ty Robben. Robben wanted felony charges filed against the suspect. He said the bounty hunters broke down his door and used a Taser on him.

Robben has since filed a civil suit against the Carson City firm and has protested the Justin Brothers with the large crime scene tape. “Protesting will continue against the Justin Bros for the duration” Robben said.

It was the delay in action that led Robben in January to protest near the South Lake Tahoe Police Department.

Doug Lewis starred in a TV show called Bounty Hunter watch it here:

Doug Lewis is also doing business on a permanently revoked Nevada business license according to the Nevada Secretary of State website

– Lake Tahoe News staff report

Justin Brothers Bail Bonds

Justin Brothers Bail Bonds Carson City charged with criminal activity in bounty hunter case gone bad

Nevada State Personnel Watch gets over 10,000 hits worldwide

Our little Nevada ANTI-Corruption website has taken off and we’re celebrating our success with more updates and future demonstrations to promote the movement. We simply started the ANTI-Corruption movement as a grassroots effort with one cardboard sign and a cause to stand up to the corruption and relation in Nevada that has affected us personally.  We networked with other people who were also victims of Nevada’s web-of-corruption. See our stories – Mike Weston (Mike’s LawlessAmerica story) – Tonja BrownTy Robben (Lawless America video being produced and coming soon to expose the demonic rampant wholesale corruption in Nevada). Then there was the a new issue and cover-up by State of Nevada officials explained by Reno, NV KRNV NEWS. For now, please see our 2012 ANTI-Corruption Summer 2012 video.

We made professional signs and a one-of-a-kind 150 long X 4 foot tall CRIME SCENE BANNER and protested in front of the Nevada State Capitol buildings in the spring and summer of 2012.  Stay tuned as NV ANTI-Corruption adapts to our new version 2.0 round of protesting and exposing corruption in Nevada. We’re also covering other Nevada, U.S. and world issues on this website to attract a wider audience to broader issues covered by Infowars, Lawless America  and others. To all united against tyranny and treason, we salute you.

Nevada ANTI-Corruption you-tube videos

NV ANTI corruption videos

Our youtube videos have also gone viral with over 50,000 hits and we’re in Lawless America the movie. Thank you for your support and please keep coming back to the website.





Sundance Film festival 2013 Lawless America

Sundance Film festival 2013 Lawless America

Are you aware some how Bill Windsor in all his splendor has the Lawless America the Movie Promos tied into the 2013 Sundance Film Festival? 

View here Sundance Film FestivalSUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL VIDEOS.




Guy Felton's youtube channel

Guy Felton’s youtube channel

Please see our friend Guy Felton’s youtube “Nevadagate” series on Nevada Corruption with links posted below in this posting. Guy has put together about 10 videos explaining his perspective on the rampant, wholesale corruption in Nevada.  Topics include Judicial Corruption, Government Corruption to include AG Masto, Gov. Sandoval and much more.  Guy goes wide and deep into the issues and calls out these corrupt and criminal politicians.

Guy Felton’s youtube “Nevadagate” series on Nevada Corruption
Nevada government is permeated with a culture of corruption. Members of the state legislature meet for only 4 months every other year. This does not permit anything close to proper administration of the public affairs of Nevada’s 2.7-million residents.  Members of the upcoming 2013 legislative session are asked to answer tough-but-fair questions which might force changes for the better.
Part 2 of at least 3 intended parts

Wanted for TREASON in Nevada

Nevada retaliates against Nevada ANTI-Corruption Movement… The Movement will continue…

A Nevada Advocate and Activist against Nevada Government/Judicial Corruption was arrested with no Due Process in Carson City Nevada. Nevada has become a “Police State” in the New United States using new US law Senate Bill S.1867 where Americans can be detained without due process. In Nevada anyone can be detained without cause and held in the Carson City Jail for months until a trial is set by the judge, who can keep people detained for excessive amounts of time before their trial… And in Nevada, you will not get a jury trial for a misdemeanor.

We are becoming more like Russia – See Russia Expands Treason Law
AP News – November 2012: MOSCOW — Adding to fears that the Kremlin aims to stifle dissent, Russians now live under a new law expanding the definition of treason so broadly that critics say it could be used to call anyone who bucks the government a traitor. The law took effect Wednesday, just two days after President Vladimir Putin told his human-rights advisory council that he was ready to review it. His spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian news agencies Wednesday that Putin would be willing to review the treason law if its implementation reveals “some problems or aspects restricting rights and freedoms.”

Wanted for TREASON in Nevada are:

1. Governor Brian Sandoval

2. Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto

3. Carson City Judge John Tatro

4. Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong

5. Carson City District Attorney Neil Rombardo

“One may recall the pledge of allegiance, which states that we are supposedly “One Nation under GOD.”  Many of the current day government leaders  pledge allegiance to the flag, but have betrayed their pledge.  They have chosen to create “One nation under Gold” instead.  The love of money and power has corrupted many in politics, and when GOD and HIS truth become inconvenient, those in government  leadership will quickly violate their pledge.  This wicked and criminal act can be described in one word, TREASON.” As quoted by R. J. Collins

Definition of Treason in the state of Nevada.
In Nevada the definition of Treason is found in chapter 196 of the Nevada revised statutes. An act of Treason can be committed in three ways. The three ways include:

(a) Levying War against the people of the state;
(b) Adhering to its enemies; or
(c) Giving them aid and comfort

Specifically we will first take a look at the definition of “Levying war against the people of that state”. The definition states, “When persons arise in insurrection with intent to prevent, in general, by force and intimidation, the execution of a statute of this state, or to force its repeal, they shall be guilty of levying war.”

One simple way to prove that State Officials, State Judges, DA’s and Carson City and its Sheriff department are often times levying war against the people of that state is by comparing its continual promotion of sin to its responsibility under the law to promote Good Morals and Public Decency. Continue reading

“Assault” charge “dismissed” against Robben in the Carson City Sheriff cover-up of NDOT hit-&-run

Good news: November 13, 2012 “Assault” charge was dropped and “dismissed” against Robben in the former NDOT Director Hit-and-Run case where Robben was actually hit and then wrongfully charged as he attempted to serve a subpoena to the evading former NDOT Director.

Carson City Sheriff Kenny Fulong COVER-UP NDOT Susan Martinovich hit and run

Carson City Sheriff Kenny Fulong COVER-UP NDOT Susan Martinovich hit and run

Nevada Appeal News covers the story:

Robben’s sentence deferred in disorderly conduct case
By Geoff Dornan
Ty Robben, who has been battling all levels of government since his termination from the Nevada Department of Taxation, has pleaded no contest to charges in a deal that resolves his case. In an email, Robben said his interpretation of the sequence of events is that all charges against him were dropped. Carson City Deputy District Attorney Travis Lucia, who prosecuted the case, said Robben pleaded no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct to settle charges against him. He said the deal requires Robben to comply with a variety of conditions designed to ensure good conduct and prevent harassment of other officials. Those conditions remain for a full year. “If he’s a good boy, it all goes away,” said District Attorney Neil Rombardo. “But if he keeps up the conduct he has been doing, we’re going to prosecute on anything new.” Robben was originally charged with assault after an incident in which he says he was attempting to serve a subpoena on NDOT Director Susan Martinovich to appear at a hearing involving a friend. That friend, Jim Richardson, is fighting to get his job as a state pilot back. Robben was originally charged after Martinovich asked for a restraining order, saying he followed her vehicle from NDOT to the Smith’s parking lot after she refused to see him. Martinovich wrote that, as she was getting into her  vehicle, “a man started running towards me yelling.” She said she felt threatened and drove away but that he grabbed the door handle of the vehicle and was pounding on the side of the car. After that arrest and a subsequent arrest for violating bail provisions, Robben spent several days in jail. He expanded his verbal attacks to include not only Justice of the Peace John Tatro but Sheriff Ken Furlong and District Attorney Neil Rombardo.

This NV Appeal story does cover the “differed” prosecution of the  “breach-of-peace” charge and fails to report that the main “Assault” charge was in fact “dismissed”. There was little choice with the coercion tactics and  having an extremely corrupt and bias bias judge named John Tatro in control of this sham. Robben was not going to have a fair judge handle this case and he was not going to have a jury trail as he requested. Instead the court recused Judge Tom Armstrong who may have offered a fair trail to Judge John Tatro where a definite conflict-of-interest persists.  Robben has laid down several reasons why Judge john Tatro should have been recused/disqualified from this case in court filings and in this website.

“He expanded his verbal attacks to include not only Justice of the Peace John Tatro but Sheriff Ken Furlong and District Attorney Neil Rombardo.”

We feel that the Taxpayers who pay these people deserve answers to legitimate questions about these “political” figures who are elected and are subject to public questioning, public ridicule exposing their corruption and even simple political hyperbole.

Our “opinion” is that the Carson City Sheriff under control of Ken Furlong (who also went to Carson HS with judge Tatro and  Martinovich) did cover-up the hit-and-run report and still has evaded giving the final reports to the insurance companies (as reported by the insurance company).  The  DA Neil Rombardo took the initial Sheriff report that never included  an “assault” or “breach-of-peace” charge and added these trumped up charges nearly 2-weeks after the incident where Robben was never initially charge or arrested. The time frame for the trumped up charges came after an embarrassing KRNV Fact Finder story that showed Martinovich in a bad light by evading service and the hit-and-run… Clearly the charges against Robben were trumped up retaliation by the DA who’s Deputy DA named Gerald Gardner immediately became Governor Brian Sandoval’s new Chief-of-Staff during all of this.

Judge John Tatro Carson City DUI, breathalyzer test?

Judge John Tatro Carson City DUI, breathalyzer test?

As to  Carson City Justice Court JUDGE JOHN TATRO we publicly ask you to answer truthfully to that rampant speculation in Carson City and Reno that you have been ARRESTED and SPENT TIME IN JAIL in Reno for one or more  DUI (Drunk Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol) and even another incident involving DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.  Do you Judge John Tarto have to (or had to) take a BREATHALYZER TEST BEFORE GETTING ON THE BENCH? More on this controversy will be made public as other people demand answers to these questions.  We understand a public demonstration is in the works to ask these very “questions” on large banners and extra large signs to be displayed in Carson City and Reno.

We also published reasons why JP Tatro should be recused earlier on the NSPW website including the fact John Tatro’s brother Tom Tatro worked for NDOT.

assault charge dropped against Robben

assault charge dropped against Robben

he Nevada Appeal also covered this story.


Corrupt Judge John Tatro of Carson City file for re-election

Corrupt Judge John Tatro of Carson City file for re-election

Treason is a CAPITAL CRIME Judge John Tatro & NAG Masto

Treason is a CAPITAL CRIME Judge John Tatro & NAG Masto

Carson City Judge John Tatro - END YOUR GOD DAMN CORRUPTION!

Carson City Judge John Tatro – END YOUR GOD DAMN CORRUPTION!

Judge John Tatro must recuse from Robben / Susan Martinovich case

Carson City Justice court judge John Tatro has acted outside the law, under color of law and thinks he is above the law.

We know Carson City Judge John Tatro has a history of “episodes” in the courtroom. These frothing “episodes” are captured on JAVS audio/video and prove this man is unfit for duty as a judge.

Carson City Corruption

Carson City Corruption

We keep finding new information about Judge John Tatro that validate his bias against Robben. We find John Tatro’s brother Tom Tatro worked for the NDOT Nevada Dept. of Transportation.

John Tatro and Susan Martinovich both went to Caron City High School, and Tatro denies this. Sheriff Kenny Furlong went there too. Can you say good ‘ol boy and girl network?

john tatro and sue martinovich went to carson high school

john tatro and sue martinovich went to carson high school

The unconstitutional and unconscionable $500,000.00 dollar bail against Robben far exceeds the $100.00 dollar bail schedule in Nevada.  judge Tatro issues orders with no hearings and no due process to further the cover-up and retaliation against Robben. See  Amendment 8 of the US Constitution.

The protesting has resumed and will continue to expose judge John Tatro and Carson City District Attorney Neil Rombardo and their blatant unconstitutional and unconscionable violations of the laws to cover-up the Susan Martinovich hit-and-run against Robben.

The Carson City Sheriff still has not provided the reports to the Liberty Mutual insurance company under claim number LA000-024039140-01.

It looks like the Carson City courthouse IP addresses are top repeat visitors to this website and search on these terms:

judge tatro
judge tatro criminal
judge tatro scandal
judge tatro corrupt
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judge tatro breathalyzer test

Nevada crime scene

Nevada crime scene
carson city courthouse

carson city courthouse

susan martinovich hit and run coverup by Carson City Sheriff

susan martinovich hit and run coverup by Carson City Sheriff

Thousands wasted on the Susan Martinovich coverup by Carson City DA Neil Rombardo and judge John Tatro

Thousands wasted on the Susan Martinovich coverup by Carson City DA Neil Rombardo and judge John Tatro

judge john tatro end the god damn corruption

judge john tatro end the god damn corruption

Robben rejects a ‘defer and dismiss’ extortion plea deal from DA, KRNV covers NDOT Retaliation, film crew to cover next protest

Protesting on temporally on hold this week as we prepare for major film crew Lawless America demonstration.   We also need to take a break from the ‘heat’ so to speak. We’re taking a vacation, spending time with family and contemplating new signage.  We were going to leave off the DA’s name on the signage, but now that we’re going to court, we need to let taxpayers know who’s spending their money and time prosecuting a sham case.

New video documentaries being produced to tell the personal stories of Robben and Tonja Brown / Nolan Klein.

New Carson City rules try to limit protests. We have already improvised a solution where the new areas can off-set restriction and a new trailer sign.  The new area actually allows us to display more signs. New signage to showcase the Cover-up. New proxy for Robben to keep protests going strong. Robben to still be active as he produces video documentaries and focus on offensive and defensive legal action surrounding false malicious prosecution.

KRNV covers Jim Richardson’s NDOT Retaliation – click on: Whistleblower sounds off on loophole in protection law 

Nevada Whistle-blower laws lack teeth

Nevada Whistle-blower laws lack teeth

Robben rejects a ‘defer and dismiss’ plea deal from DA.  Why admit quilt to something I did not do?

Carson City COVER-UP Susan Sartinovich hit-and-run, FALSE police report

Carson City COVER-UP Susan Sartinovich hit-and-run, FALSE police report

Carson DA (Name omitted): Thanks for the call.

The defer and dismiss requires me to admit guilt to something I did not do. You are smart and I know you would not admit to something you never did, why should I?

I respectfully decline the offer. 

I’ll request a jury trial and I’ll prevail as a matter of law and fact. I’ll also demand the arrest record is expunged. I never harassed, stalked, assaulted Ms. Martinovich, nor did I  disturb disturbed the peace. In the even I lose, I’ll appeal to the district court. I do not want to threaten you, but this case is a total sham and I think you are very smart and see this. My offers are more amicable, and  Ms. Martinovich would still benefit.  I  am open to confidential discussions on the matter.  However, your purview is the criminal charge and not anything I may counter.

Perhaps Ms. Martinovic’s lawyer should call me to avoid malicias prosecution. Again, I think you’re very smart and that said you’ll see my position. Why admit guilt to something I never did and if I was setup this easy on these charges, I am worried about future bogus charges that would put me in jeopardy since I would likely be on probation/alternative sentencing. This is unacceptable. Thank you, I’ll see you in court.

-T Robben

Carson City COVER-UP – Martinovich did not want to press charges – Martinovich NOT charged – Taxpayers paying for this circus

Carson City Sheriff cover-up Susan Martinovich assault and battery, hit and run and false sheriff report

Carson City Sheriff cover-up Susan Martinovich assault and battery, hit and run and false sheriff report

Nevada Appeal August 17, 2012 Ty makes bail

Nevada Appeal August 17, 2012 Ty makes bail

no arrest request by Martinovich

no arrest request by Martinovich

Martinovich said she did not want to press charges against Robben on her complaint, yet Robben was originally charged with harassment. Knowing ‘harassment’ would not stick, that charge was dropped and DA Neil Rombardo added assault and breach of peace.  These will not sick as a matter of law. However, in Carson City, Nevada where Robben is public enemy #1 to the corrupt justice system – the rule of law will not matter because this is all about revenge and retaliation.   The gang in black robes want Robben in jail to shut him down for exposing their corruption and protesting with CRIME SCENE tape! Judges do not like seeing their corruption broadcast on the Internet and protest banners. Once inside their Judicial ‘system’ they have unchecked power and authority to abuse their power and direct their hostility at an individual who clearly is standing up to the corrupt system.

How does Robben, who has publicly stated the entire Carson City court is corrupt, get justice when he is

directly in their ‘cross hairs’ with no jury trial? The judges will not comply with the law and disqualify themselves after being formally moved to do so. They won’t move the hearing or bring in another hopefully honest judge from somewhere else. 

See the plan?

NOTE: Susan Martinovich was served the week prior with a subpoena for the same hearing by service to her secretary who accepted it.  Then Susan Martinovich complained that she was not served ‘Personally’ per NRCP rule 4 and had the court quash that subpoena. The court reissued the subpoena on August 06, 2012 at about 1:30pm in Reno for the August 07, 2012 9:00am hearing. Jim Richardson had no time to hire a process server and Robben was available by the time he arrived in Carson City around 3:30pm.  With little time to spare the papers were served to 2 of the 4 people. Since Martinovich demanded ‘personal service’  and Robben was just complying with her  ‘personal service’ hand-hand demands. Robben never attempted to touch or physicality contact  nor did he touch or make contact Ms. Martinovich. The plan was hand over the papers to her person so she would accept per her NRCP demand for personal service. 

False Sheriff report:

Martinovich knew Robben was there to serve the papers she was avoiding and not there to harm, harass or assault her.  When Martinovich filed the false Sheriff report knowing this to be the case, she made a false police report. Martinovich assaulted Robben with her car (a deadly weapon in Nevada) and hit Robben (battery) then left the scene to file a false charge against Robben.  Really, what was Robben going to do with 1 subpoena which is 1 piece of paper? hit/slap her with a lawsuit? The subpena was for a state personnel hearing. By the way, the State should change this policy and have the hearing officers send personnel related subpenas to the people or the department AG for future service related to personnel matters.  This whole thing should be a lesson the the State, and the State should fix this.

The legal definition of “false reporting of a crime” in Nevada, prohibits knowingly making a false report to law enforcement that a crime has occurred, which causes law enforcement to conduct a criminal or internal investigation.

Note that the report can be made by any means such as orally, through writing or electronic communication. Also note that NRS 207.280 applies when the defendant allegedly makes the report to any of the following members of law enforcement:

    • police officer
    • sheriff
    • district attorney or deputy district attorney
    • sheriff or deputy sheriff

any member of the Nevada Department of Public Safety

NRS 207.280  False reporting of crimes unlawful.  Every person who deliberately reports to any police officer, sheriff, district attorney, deputy sheriff, deputy district attorney or member of the Department of Public Safety that a felony or misdemeanor has been committed, which causes a law enforcement agency to conduct a criminal or internal investigation, knowing such report to be false, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

A common scenario where this law comes into play in Nevada is when an angry spouse lies to the police about the other spouse committing the Nevada crime of battery domestic violence. If the police investigate and determine that the reporting spouse wasn’t being truthful, prosecutors may press charges for the false reporting of a crime.

Trumped up charges of ‘ASSAULT’

Here you go, no case against Robben.  Robben was there to serve court papers – NOT to “commit a violent injury on the person of another of another”.  “Mere menace is not enough. There must be an effort to carry the intention into execution.” 

Under NRS 200.471, an “assault” is “an unlawful attempt, coupled with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another.” As we said in Wilkerson v. State, 87 Nev. 123, 482 P.2d 314 (1971): “Mere menace is not enough. There must be an effort to carry the intention into execution.” Id. at 126, 482 P.2d at 316.

NRS 193.330 defines “attempt” as “[a]n act done with the intent to commit a crime, and tending but failing to accomplish it.” See also Crawford v. State, 107 Nev. 345, 351, 811 P.2d 67, 71 (1991) (stating the elements of attempt are: “(1) the intent to commit the crime; (2) performance of some act toward the commission of the crime; and (3) the failure to consummate its commission”). Therefore, the State had the burden to prove that Powell had the specific intent to commit a violent injury on each of Richardson, Cole, and Shepard.

Trumped up charges of ‘Breach of peace’

Robben said to Martinovich “process server, court papers” and “stop you ran over my foot”. This is not disturbing the peace. Robben did not use profanity or yell anything else to Martinovich to provoke a breach of peace. Nor did Robben challenge Martinovich to a fight, threaten her or engage in the other mumbo-jumbo i.e.  loud or unusual noises, or by tumultuous and offensive conduct threatening, traducing, quarreling, challenging to fight, or fighting.

Robben there to serve papers

Robben there to serve papers

The main focus of the charge is Robben “yelled” and ran after Martinovich’s car “banging on the window” by a stranger.

 NRS 203.010  Breach of peace.  Every person who shall maliciously and willfully disturb the peace or quiet of any neighborhood or person or family by loud or unusual noises, or by tumultuous and offensive conduct, threatening, traducing, quarreling, challenging to fight, or fighting, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

In every criminal case, the D.A. has the burden to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the crime. This is a very high standard, and it may be difficult for the D.A. to produce sufficient evidence that demonstrates the defendant knew the crime report was false. As long as the D.A. fails to meet this burden of proof, the defendant is not criminally liable.

In Nevada, this case will likely get a bench trial because Nevada is corrupt and ignores the U.S. Constitution  and it’s own laws under NRS 175.011(2)!

     NRS 175.011  Trial by jury.

1.  In a district court, cases required to be tried by jury must be so tried unless the defendant waives a jury trial in writing with the approval of the court and the consent of the State. A defendant who pleads not guilty to the charge of a capital offense must be tried by jury.

   2.  In a Justice Court, a case must be tried by jury only if the defendant so demands in writing not less than 30 days before trial. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 4.390 and 4.400, if a case is tried by jury, a reporter must be present who is a certified court reporter and shall report the trial.

(Added to NRS by 1967, 1424; A 1983, 749; 1987, 614; 1993, 1412)

Although Article III of the U.S. Constitution guarantees everyone charged with a crime the right to a trial by jury, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that jury trial rights extend only to those facing more than six months in jail.

From Lawyer Mike Pariente;

When I began my career as a lawyer in Texas in 1998 before eventually moving to Nevada, I was amazed by how in Texas a defendant had the right to a six-person jury trial even for a minor traffic ticket.  In Texas, if you are charged with any misdemeanor including traffic citations (i.e., running a red light, speeding), you have the right to a six-person jury of your peers.  Now contrast that with Nevada.  Here in Nevada, you have no right to a jury trial for any kind of misdemeanor – period.  That’s right.

Here’s a brief history for you.  Nevada made U.S. Supreme Court history when, in the case of Blanton v. City of N. Las Vegas, 489 U.S. 538 (1989), it held that a defendant charged with misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence (DUI) was not entitled to a jury trial because the offense is “petty”.  A “petty” misdemeanor is one in which the maximum term of imprisonment is 6 months.  So, if you’re charged with a misdemeanor in Nevada and the most you can get under the law is 6 months in jail, that’s considered “petty” and you don’t get the right to have a jury decide your case.  Only a judge can decide your case.  Petty?  Really?  When people think of “petty”, they think of speeding tickets.  How can having your freedom taken from you for 6 months – that’s 180 days, that’s half a year – how is that “petty”?  The fact that a judge, not a jury, can hear a “petty” misdemeanor trial and decide to put you in jail and take you away from your family and job for six months is anything but “petty”.  I’m sure if a judge were sitting in jail for being convicted of a “petty” misdemeanor, he or she would not think it’s so “petty”.

Nevada is one of the only states in the country to deny a defendant a jury trial for a “petty” misdemeanor.

Oddly enough, the Nevada Legislature passed NRS 175.011(2) which allows a defendant to demand a jury trial for a “petty” misdemeanor with 30 days notice before the date of the trial.  Huh?  So how can it be that there is a law on the books that gives you a right to a jury trial for “petty” misdemeanors but you don’t actually have that right?  Come again?  Here’s why.  After NRS 175.011(2) was passed which clearly spelled out that a defendant had the right to a jury trial on “petty” misdemeanors, the Nevada Supreme Court decided that the Legislature didn’t mean what it said.  In Smith v. State, 99 Nev. 806, 672 P.2d 631, (1983), the Nevada Supreme Court acknowledged that the Legislature passed NRS 175.011(2) but said that it really didn’t matter because the Legislature probably didn’t mean to create a “statutory right”.  WTF????  Wait a minute.  The Legislature passed this statute.  The Governor of Nevada signed off on it.  It became law.  But then in 1983, the Nevada Supreme Court decided in effect, “Nah, that’s not what they meant.”  I’m paraphrasing, of course, but talk about judicial activism!  If I, as a criminal defense lawyer, were to argue that a statute passed by the Legislature didn’t mean what it said, I’d probably be accused of violating rules of professional conduct by making a frivolous argument to the court.  Imagine if I were to argue that the mandatory minimum laws on the Nevada books for certain crimes such as drug trafficking which clearly don’t allow a judge to sentence a defendant to probation were laws that the Legislature really didn’t mean what they said when the laws were passed. I’d be laughed out of court for making the same kind of argument.  But that’s what the Nevada Supreme Court decided.

Here’s where I’m coming from.  Let’s go back to Blanton which said that DUI is a “petty” misdemeanor.  The lawyers for Blanton argued that DUI is not a “petty” misdemeanor because a defendant faced, among other punishments, suspension of his or her driver’s license.  Unfortunately, the U.S. Supreme Court disagreed.  But here’s where I argue that Blanton shouldn’t control when a defendant is facing charges for domestic violence.  If a Permanent Resident Alien is facing a domestic violence misdemeanor charge, he or she will get deported if convicted of domestic violence.  As we’ve seen in Padilla v. Kentucky, the U.S. Supreme Court said that immigration consequences are no longer collateral rights and are substantive rights.  So my argument is deportation for a domestic violence conviction is anything but “petty”.  Deportation means a person will be sent back to their foreign land even if he or she has their family in the U.S.  Blanton defines “penalty” as follows:  “In using the word ‘penalty,’ we do not refer solely to the maximum prison term authorized for a particular offense. See United States v. Jenkins, 780 F. 2d 472, 474, and n. 3 (CA4), cert. denied, 476 U.S. 1161 (1986).  Blanton v. N. Las Vegas, 489 U.S. 538, 542 (U.S. 1989).”  So, since deportation is a penalty, which is more severe than a 6 month sentence since it involves permanently being separated from your family in the U.S., a legal permanent resident alien should be allowed a jury trial for a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence.  And if a legal permanent resident alien is allowed a jury trial for a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence, then so should a U.S. Citizen be given the same right under the Equal Protection Clause since it would be unfair to give a non-citizen a jury trial right while depriving a U.S. Citizen of the same right to a six-person jury to hear his or her case in a charge of misdemeanor domestic violence.  I’ll keep you posted on my efforts to change the law.  I’m preparing a writ of mandamus, which in Latin means a petition to order the lower court to do something for which it has no discretion.  I’m going to be filing this with the Eighth Judicial District Court in January arguing that it should direct the justice court or municipal court to order a defendant to have a right to a jury trial.

UPDATE: I’ve filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus or alternatively writ of mandamus with the Nevada Supreme Court.  They haven’t ruled on it yet.  If they grant my motion, then all Nevadans accused of domestic violence will get a jury trial.  If they do not, then I will petition the U.S. Supreme Court and ask them to give Nevadans accused of domestic violence a jury trial.  More to come!  As of today, January 8, 2012, the Nevada Supreme Court has not ruled on my writs.  Given their backlog, it will be several months but I will keep you posted once I hear something.


Process Servers and Assault

Editor’s note: This article was researched and written by ServeNow staff and may not include the most up-to-date information on the status of specific legislation in individual states.

Process Server AssaultWork can be worrisome for many reasons, but process servers have to consider their physical well being on top of their jobs every time they set out to serve papers. Assault on process servers is a common occurrence and there are laws that protect them, however, sometimes these laws are not enough. In our recent poll on the biggest challenges in the process serving industry, some voters listed increased assault as the biggest industry threat. But even though it did not receive the most votes it’s still an important issue to pay attention to, and certain states are beginning to take things a step further and are make assault on a process server a felony.

What is assault?

Assault occurs when someone is intentionally placed under the threat of bodily injury by another person. If the offender actually injures the person they are threatening, they have committed assault and battery.

How does assault affect process servers?

When a process server sets out to do their job, they are placing themselves in an emotionally charged situation. The person being served may be in an unstable mental and emotional state. When someone is presented with papers it could be a breaking point, and they may become violent. Process servers are representatives of the court and many feel that because of this there should be stricter consequences for individuals who attempt to stop them from completing their work or hurt them while they are doing their jobs.

Instances of process server assault

Stories about process servers being assaulted while on the job have become more prevalent in the news. Reports of process servers being punched, hit with baseball bats and even shot are not as uncommon as they used to be.

Recently, an Auburn process server was assaulted when trying to serve eviction papers. The offender shot Kathy Stevenson with an airsoft gun, threw rocks at her, broke her car window and smeared mud in her face. The perpetrator was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism and is currently out on a $25,000 bond.

Earlier this year the Mayor of Mendenhall was charged with assault on a process server. Mayor Womack claims that he was unaware that the person knocking on his door was a Mississippi process server and feared for the safety of his family. The process server claims the Mayor swore at him and assaulted him, even after he made his purpose clear. Mayor Mendenhall was found guilty of simple assault, a misdemeanor, and forced to pay a $485 fine.

Also this year, an Illinois state lawyer, Allen W. James plead guilty to a misdemeanor aggravated assault for pulling a gun on a process server in the parking lot of a courthouse in 2008. James claims he was defending himself, however, the court found that he had been evading service for a personal lawsuit the day before and most likely pulled out his gun in an attempt to further avoid service. James was initially charged with two felonies but was only found guilty of a misdemeanor. He was forced to pay a $1,500 fine and was suspended from work for 60 days. James was not reelected to his position and no longer works for the state of Illinois.

With assault on the rise and stories like this continually hitting the news, it is apparent that process servers need protection now more then ever.

What laws are currently in place protecting process servers?

Many states have laws protecting process servers from assault, but there has been a recent push to make assault on a process server a felony, not just a misdemeanor. In late 2011, Illinois became the first state to pass legislation making assault on an Illinois process server a felony charge. Senator Mike Jacobs of Illinois stated that “We have increased the assault penalties over the years for those people who work on behalf of the State Government and law enforcement, and this legislation will extend these protections for those who work on behalf of the courts.”

“We brought that legislation to the Illinois State Congress because we know that process servers are getting attacked out there and it’s not being reported,” Illinois Association of Professional Process Servers (IAPS) Treasurer Keith McMaster explained, “hopefully this is an event that we can take to all the associations and NAPPS can, in the future, take this legislation to the states that don’t have an association.” Since the passing of the Illinois law, California has enacted a similar law and Washington has proposed one as well. New York process servers have presented bills to the legislature making assault on a process server a class D felony. Larry Yellon, president of the New York State Professional Process Servers Association, is hopeful that the bills will be signed into law and assist other states in enacting similar laws. Process servers are applauding these states and hoping to see similar legislation passed across the country. Other associations have added pushing for assault legislation to their goals.

Why is it important for process servers to be protected from assault?

Process servers perform a task that is integral to the court’s functionality. Senator Jacobs hopes that the new Illinois law “might be the deterrent necessary to keep process servers safe while they perform their duties.” As representatives of the court, many process servers feel that they are entitled to the same protection as other workers involved in the legal process. In any case, with the heightened emotions that come with serving process and the situations that can arise, it’s important for process servers to be protected from assault.

How can you help process servers become protected?

By joining your local association or a national association such as the National Association of Professional Process Servers (NAPPS), you can combine forces with other process servers and raise awareness regarding the issues that affect your industry. With backing and support from associations, legislation protecting process servers will more easily become law. Get in touch with your local association to find out more on what you can do to help.

Have you or a process server you know been assaulted? Share your story below!

When they own all the information, they can bend it all they want

We shall overcome.