Leslie Parraguirre, Wife of Nevada Supreme Court justice Ron Parraguirre faces trial on misdemeanor DUI charge


Leslie Parraguirre, the wife of Nevada Supreme Court Justice Ron Parraguirre, is facing an April trial on a misdemeanor DUI charge.

Her attorney, Richard Wright, said she was arrested in late October after a minor traffic collision on West Charleston Boulevard in the Summerlin area.

“She’s embarrassed and deeply regrets the situation,” Wright said late Wednesday.

The attorney said she was driving alone the evening of her arrest. He said she was arrested on two misdemeanors, DUI and battery, but Las Vegas Justice Court’s online records show that the latter charge was dismissed on Feb. 4 after the state chose not to proceed.

Wright declined to comment on the battery charge.

Online records for the DUI case begin on Oct. 30 with a “temporary custody record” and show an “own recognizance release” on Oct. 31.

A criminal complaint was filed Dec. 15 but could not be obtained late Wednesday. The case lists a second misdemeanor charge of failing to “decrease speed or use due care.”

According to the online records, a plea of not guilty was entered Feb. 1, and a bench trial has been scheduled for April 7 before Justice of the Peace Karen Bennett-Haron.

Wright said he has not appeared in court on the matter with his client.

“The case is being handled by the district attorney’s office just like any other case, and we will continue to address it appropriately,” the lawyer said.

Leslie Parraguirre operates an interior design firm, Colours Inc., in Las Vegas. The business has been embroiled in litigation in recent months.

In a federal lawsuit, filed in November 2014, a California woman claims her former bookkeeper wrongfully transferred more than $180,000 from her bank accounts to Leslie Parraguirre, who is one of the defendants in the civil case.

Leslie Parraguirre has filed a counterclaim against the woman, Tonia Antonacci. According to the counterclaim, Colours hired the bookkeeper based on Antonacci’s “high recommendation.”

The bookkeeper, Roxanne Sparks, has admitted she made the wrongful transfers.

“I was trying to save the Parraguirre company and save everyone’s jobs,” she told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in January. She said she has not faced criminal charges.

When Sparks “abruptly left” Colours on April 30, 2014, according to the counterclaim, she had drained its corporate accounts and Leslie Parraguirre’s personal accounts.

“Some accounts were left with less than $100 and every corporate and personal credit card was drawn to its maximum limit as a result of Sparks’s unauthorized use and failure to pay the statements as directed by Colours and/or Parraguirre.”

According to the Colours website, the Las Vegas-based boutique design firm was established in 1988 under the leadership of Leslie Parraguirre, a lifelong Nevadan. Its address is listed as 500 S. Seventh St.

Ron Parraguirre has been on the Nevada Supreme Court since 2004.

Flavor Flav pleads no contest to Las Vegas DUI


Rapper Flavor Flav pleaded no contest Monday to a DUI charge in connection with his arrest on a Las Vegas freeway.

He appeared in court wearing a large red clock around his neck, five rings, a wide black and gold watch, a black and gray coat, a blue shirt, dark gray jeans, gray Nike high tops and holding a red New York Yankees cap.

Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Suzan Baucum ordered Flav to pay a $685 fine, undergo a victim-impact panel and complete DUI classes. Prosecutors dropped speeding and open-container charges.

A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper reportedly spotted the 56-year-old Las Vegas man driving on Interstate 15 in May 2015. Flav was first seen heading north on the frontage road near Blue Diamond Road at 73 mph in a 45 mph zone, then 87 mph in a 55 mph zone, according to Highway Patrol.

The trooper who performed the stop said Flav was driving under the influence. Defense lawyers Kristina Wildeveld and Dayvid Figler said Flav had a marijuana metabolite in his system.

Flav was given a 30-day suspended jail sentence and credit for two days served in the Clark County Detention Center.

Flav, whose real name is William Drayton Jr., is best known as the hype man for the iconic hip-hop group Public Enemy.

He pleaded guilty in April 2014 to misdemeanor domestic violence charges stemming from an incident with his stepson in 2012, when he threatened the then 17-year-old with a knife after an argument with the teen’s mother.

He originally faced felony charges but struck a deal and was ordered to complete counseling classes by August or face jail time.

Flav was slapped with two citations for illegal fireworks last July after Metro confiscated about 100 pounds of illegal fireworks during his Fourth of July party. Neighbors said the rapper has been setting off thousands of dollars worth of illegal fireworks each year since 2009.

A sergeant named Stephen Bassett with the Reno Police Department was arrested Friday on suspicion of DUI

A sergeant with the Reno Police Department was arrested Friday on suspicion of DUI, according to court records and a police department spokesman.

An arrest log stated Stephen Bassett was arrested by Nevada Highway Patrol just after 1:30 a.m. Friday.

He was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence above the legal limit and failure to maintain his lane/improper lane change.

Officer Tim Broadway confirmed with News 4 that Bassett is a sergeant with Reno police.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office would be taking over the investigation, according to Broadway.

Assemblyman Richard Carrillo’s misdemeanor DUI conviction was overturned on appeal due to Judge Tatro fuck up

Assemblyman Richard Carrillo’s misdemeanor DUI conviction was overturned on appeal to the District Court on Tuesday.

But the ruling came only after his lawyer Larry Dunn threw a Hail Mary pass following Judge James Wilson’s initial ruling upholding the DUI but tossing the gun charge.

Wilson reversed the charge of carrying a gun while intoxicated because he said the blood test showing Carrillo was at 0.10 blood alcohol wasn’t admissible. He made that ruling based on testimony by the Washoe crime lab technician she didn’t supervise and control all the elements of the testing process and couldn’t vouch for the pieces she wasn’t involved in.

At that point, Dunn stood and asked how the judge could then uphold the DUI since that conviction was based on the same blood test he had just thrown out.

Wilson looked back in the transcript of Justice of the Peace John Tatro’s decision and agreed with Dunn that Tatro found Carrillo guilty of DUI based solely on the blood test, not on any other tests or evidence Carrillo was intoxicated.

“So it appears the DUI needs to be reversed too,” said Wilson correcting himself.

judge tatroThe Washoe Crime Lab didn’t administer multiple tests to establish whether Carrillo’s alcohol level was on the way up or on the way down and couldn’t say for beyond a reasonable doubt his blood alcohol level was above the legal limit when he was found asleep in his vehicle.

Carrillo was arrested February 27 during the 2015 Legislature after he was found asleep in the driver’s seat of his sports car with the engine running and his hand on the gearshift. Tatro initially ruled he was “in actual physical control” of the vehicle and therefore guilty of DUI. The car was parked on the street outside Jimmy G’s bar where Carrillo had been drinking.

Dunn said the ruling would make the crime lab tighten up its rules and procedures but he believed the arrest was bad in the first place because there was no evidence Carrillo had driven the car while drunk or had made any attempt to do so.

Wilson’s decision lifts the penalties imposed by Tatro including 42 hours of community service, fines totaling $800 and a ban on possessing any firearms for a year.

Carrillo said afterward the ruling “lifts a huge weight” off of him.

Dunn said simply it was “the right decision from the beginning.”

Nevada Assemblyman Richard Carrillo, D-Las Vegas, was convicted of DUI Monday after a half-day trial before “Drunk Judge” Carson City Justice of the Peace John Tatro

Assemblyman Richard Carrillo drunk DUIAssemblyman Richard Carrillo, D-Las Vegas, was convicted of DUI Monday after a half-day trial.

But Carson City Justice of the Peace John Tatro declined the prosecution request to order jail time for the three-term assemblyman and imposed the minimum $800 in fines.

Carrillo also was convicted of being in possession of a firearm while intoxicated, also a misdemeanor. A .22-caliber pistol was found in his pocket when he was arrested.

He will have to perform 48 hours of community service — reduced to 42 hours because he was in the Carson City jail six hours before bailing out following the Feb. 27 arrest.

The sentence also bars him from having a firearm for at least one year.

His lawyer Larry Dunn said after the verdict that he is recommending his client appeal to district court.

“I don’t think the decision was valid,” Dunn said.

Carrillo has 10 days to make that decision.

Testimony included that from Michael Lawrence of Capitol Patrol who first found Carrillo asleep in a planter box on Plaza Street just a half block from Jimmy G’s where he had been drinking. Lawrence said he specifically told Carrillo not to go to his car and try to drive.

But just 15 minutes later, Lawrence testified he found Carrillo asleep in the driver’s seat of his white Miata sports car in a parking space outside the bar. That prompted him to call sheriff’s deputies.

Carson City Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Chaney said when he arrived, the car’s engine was running and Carrillo, with one hand on the gear-shift, was asleep in the driver’s seat.

Richard Carrillo

Richard Carrillo convicted of DUI in Carson City by judge Tatro who himself has ~3 DUIs

Dunn told Tatro that Carrillo obviously had no intention of driving the vehicle. He said his client was asleep in a legally parked vehicle with its lights off.

“He tells the officer he’s in the vehicle to stay warm. There was no attempt to operate the vehicle.”

Dunn said Carrillo even told the deputy he had some one coming to give him a ride.

But Tatro agreed with prosecutor Amy Steelman that Carrillo was in physical control of the vehicle. She argued that a person doesn’t have to actually be driving a vehicle to violate the DUI law, that being in “actual physical control” of the car violates the law designed to prevent people in control of a vehicle from driving. She pointed to the fact the engine was running and Carrillo was in the driver’s seat with his hand on the gearshift.

“You had the opportunity not to get in the car, not to get into the driver’s seat,” said Tatro.

He imposed the minimum $500 fine plus a $140 administrative fee, $100 specialty court fee and a $60 chemical testing fee for a total of $800 — the minimum fines for a first-time DUI. But he agreed to stay imposition of the sentence until Carrillo decides whether to appeal.

Dunn challenged evidence in the case as hearsay including the Washoe County crime lab testing that set Carrillo’s blood alcohol at 0.10 percent — two-tenths higher than the 0.08 percent where some one is considered legally intoxicated.

Tatro rejected those challenges.

DUI trial for Nevada assemblyman is pushed back to July by “Judge” Tatro (A judge with 3 DUIs)

Assemblyman Richard Carrillo drunk DUICARSON CITY — A Carson City judge set a late July trial date for a Nevada assemblyman who was charged with driving under the influence and possessing a firearm while intoxicated after being found asleep in his parked car near the Capitol while the Legislature was in session.
Judge John Tatro declined defense attorneys’ request to dismiss the case against Democratic Assemblyman Richard Carrillo, and instead scheduled a half-day trial for July 27.

Deputies say the Las Vegas lawmaker was found asleep in the driver’s seat of his idling car early the morning of Feb. 27, after reportedly leaving a bar near the Capitol. The arresting officer wrote that Carrillo had his hand on the gear shift and his foot apparently on the pedal, and had a loaded .22-caliber pistol in his front pocket.

Tests later revealed that Carrillo’s blood alcohol content was 0.10 percent at the time of arrest, which is above the legal driving limit of 0.08.

Carrillo’s attorney, Larry Dunn, requested at a hearing Wednesday that the trial be postponed because a private security company’s dash camera video of the incident came to his attention just this week.

“We don’t like trial by ambush,” Dunn said.

Carson City Deputy District Attorney Amy Steelman defended the department’s actions, and said her office only became aware of the video last week after an employee for the security company remembered using his dash cam the night of the arrest.

“This is one of those fluke situations where lines got crossed,” she said.

The video could serve to exonerate Carrillo, Dunn said, because it suggests Carrillo was in his car to stay warm and was waiting for a ride.

Administrators at the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles have already reversed the suspension of Carrillo’s driver’s license. They determined that officers didn’t have reason to believe Carrillo was in actual physical control of his vehicle while he was intoxicated, according to Carrillo’s attorney, Karena Dunn.

Carrillo, a third-term Democrat who was at the hearing Wednesday, declined to comment further on the case.

Mari St. Martin the spokeswoman for Governor Brian Sandoval was booked into the Washoe County jail over the weekend for DUI and driving the wrong way down a one-way road.

The spokeswoman for Governor Brian Sandoval was booked into the Washoe County jail over the weekend for DUI and driving the wrong way down a one-way road.

Mari St. Martin the spokeswoman for Governor Brian Sandoval was booked into the Washoe County jail over the weekend for DUI and driving the wrong way down a one-way road.

brian-sandoval-bongRENO, NV – The spokeswoman for Governor Brian Sandoval was booked into the Washoe County jail over the weekend for DUI and driving the wrong way down a one-way road.

Reno police arrested 30-year-old Mari St. Martin late the night of Friday, May 8, 2015. She was booked and released.

St. Martin has been Sandoval’s communications director since 2014; she had worked for his re-election campaign, and before that worked for Congressman Joe Heck and Senator Dean Heller. She also unsuccessfully ran for a seat in the Nevada State Senate in 2012.

Nevada Assemblyman Richard Carrillo (Dem) from Las Vegas arrested on DUI charge in Carson Shitty

Assemblyman Richard Carrillo drunk DUICARSON CITY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — According to the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Nevada Assemblyman Richard Carrillo was arrested for DUI and Possession of a Firearm While Intoxicated.

According to the Carson City Sheriff’s arrest record, the reporting officer was sent to North Carson Street early Friday morning — at about 3 a.m. — on a call of a person who had left a bar and was asleep in the driver seat of their vehicle.

The report goes on to say the officer went to the area and observed a white Mazda Miata parked in a parking space on Proctor near North Carson Street. The officer says the car appeared to be running and a Hispanic male adult was asleep in the driver seat. The driver seat was not reclined and the driver had his hand on the gear shift. His foot appeared to be on the pedals. On the ground next to the driver side door, the officer says he found vomit.

The report says the officer began engaging the driver and later identified him as Assemblyman Carrillo, the only person in the vehicle. Carrillo reportedly told the responding officer “he had a few” when asked if he’d been drinking. Carrilllo was then asked to step out of the vehicle, which he did.

The reporting officer says Carrillo was then asked to participate in a series of sobriety tests. The Assemblyman reportedly refused the Preliminary Breath Test (PBT). The responding officer then determined Carrillo was unfit to drive and was placed under arrest. During the arrest, it was determined that Carrillo also had a concealed weapon on his person — the responding officer says the weapon was then confiscated and secured.

Upon arriving at the Carson City Jail, Carrillo agreed to a blood test to determine his alcohol level, according to the report.

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office says Carrillo has since been released on bail.

Richard Carrillo

Richard Carrillo DUI

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You Drink, You Drive, You Lose – UMC, 12/9/2011

On December 9, 2011, Richard had the privilege and the honor to attend and speak at You Drink, You Drive, You Lose.  UMC hosts this annual event to bring awareness to the dangers of drinking and driving.  As a husband, father, grandfather and friend, Richard feels that this kind of program  can help prevent tragedies from happening to his family and friends, as well as the community as a whole.

Fred Horvath, assistant city manager of Henderson, has been placed on administrative leave pending the result of a police investigation into his arrest Friday afternoon on suspicion of driving under the influence

Henderson official arrested on DUI charges

Fred Horvath, assistant city manager of Henderson, has been placed on administrative leave pending the result of a police investigation into his arrest Friday afternoon on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The 58-year-old Horvath was arrested and booked into the Henderson Detention Center following his arrest, city spokesman Bud Cranor confirmed.

“We confirm that Fred was arrested on suspicion of DUI and the city manager is placing him on leave pending the results of that investigation,” Cranor said.

Official charges are pending the results of a blood test. Horvath was arrested about 2 p.m. near the corner of Green Valley and Wigwam parkways, and was released on his own recognizance within a couple hours of his arrest.

While details surrounding his arrest have not been released, numerous sources said Horvath had been playing golf earlier in the day before being pulled over by Henderson police for crossing over the lane divider.

City offices are open Monday through Thursday, and closed on Fridays.

Horvath joined the city in 2005 as employee relations manager. He was the city’s human resources director from 2009 until his appointment as assistant city manager in October. Horvath is responsible for the city’s departments of community development and services, information technology, public works, parks and recreation, and utility services.

His arrest came three years to the day that former Henderson City Attorney Elizabeth Quillin resigned and accepted a $99,500 buyout following her May 2011 arrest on DUI charges. She later pleaded guilty to DUI-first offense, paid a fine, and attended a DUI class and a victim impact panel.

Contact Arnold M. Knightly at aknightly@reviewjournal.com or 702-477-3882. Find him on Twitter: @KnightlyGrind.

Reno police sergeant accused of DUI

Reno police sergeant accused of DUI


A Reno police sergeant was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Saturday in Reno.

Paul Sevcsik, 46, was pulled over during a traffic stop Saturday evening on the corner of Sixth Street and Evans Avenue in Reno, police said.

Per protocol, the Reno police officer conducting the traffic stop contacted an outside agency, the Sparks Police Department, at 9:41 p.m., Sparks police said.

Sevcsik was arrested at 10:05 p.m., police said.

An arrest report has not been filed in Reno Justice Court as of early Tuesday afternoon, and Sparks police said specifics on Sevcsik’s blood alcohol content level were not releasable at this time.

Sevcsik posted a $2,000 bail from the Washoe County Jail and is no longer in custody.

The Reno Police Department released a statement saying the charge is “regrettable” and that Sevcsik will remain working on a restricted duty status until his case is resolved.

As part of being placed on restricted status, Sevcsik could be forced to enroll in a treatment facility, police said.

The statement added: “The employee involved will have the same restrictions, fines and fees that any other citizen who is charged with a DUI within Washoe County would incur.”

Sevcsik, also a member of the James D. Hoff Peace Officer Memorial Board of Directors, was paid a base salary of $128,000 in 2013 by Reno, according toTransparentNevada.com.

Sevcsik declined comment, said Reno police Officer Tim Broadway, the department’s public information officer.

New blog sites to focus on Carson City Corruption involving Judge Tatro, DA candidate Mark Krueger and Sheriff Kenny Furlong



New blog sites to focus  on Carson City Corruption involving Judge Tatro, DA candidate Mark Krueger and Sheriff Kenny Furlong

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UPDATE:  May 24, 2014 They are trying to shut down the new blogs once again… Stay tuned… For now go here:


Are you aware of the ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court case Times v. Sullivan (1964) which states this, in part:

As Americans we have a profound national commitment to the principle that debate on Public Issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide open. And that it may well include vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government and public officials.




A top State of Nevada official, Orlando Guerra of the state’s Peace Officers Standards and Training academy was arrested on a DUI charge in Lyon County in early August

nevada-POST-logoA top official at the state’s Peace Officers Standards and Training academy was arrested on a DUI charge in Lyon County in early August. Peace Officers Standards and Training academy

A pre-trial hearing for Orlando Guerra, the Basic Training bureau chief at the POST academy in Carson City, is scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 2 in Dayton Township Justice Court on misdemeanor DUI and basic speed charges. He is represented by Reno attorney Larry Dunn.

Guerra, 60, of Carson City, was cited by a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper at 9:58 p.m. on Aug. 3 at U.S. 50 mile marker LY 17 (Stagecoach area). He was cited on DUI first offense and going 70 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone. The NHP reported his blood-alcohol level was 0.116 (legal limit is 0.08). Continue reading

Sen. James Settelmeyer wife Sherese Settelmeyer receives DAS house arrest in DUI case

four times the legal limit of alcohol in her system.

Sherese SettelmeyerSherese Settelmeyer, 48, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a second charge of driving under the influence, after her arrest for driving with james settelmeyerfour times the legal limit of alcohol in her system.

She was sentenced to 100 days in Douglas County Jail with 90 days suspended for two years. Settelmeyer, the wife of state Sen. James Settelmeyer, elected to serve 20 days of house arrest at her own expense of $15 a day in lieu of jail. She was fined $1,200 and will pay $40 a month supervision fees. She was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving June 28 after deputies arrested her.

Ironicly her husband Sen. James Settelmeyer passes SB101 that went into effect this year that places Sherese Settelmeyer on Department of Alternative Sentencing. See that story here https://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/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/

NV Sen. James Settelmeyer’s wife busted on 3rd DUI

drunkA 48-year-old Gardnerville woman was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving Friday after deputies were alerted to her erratic driving by other drivers trying to keep motorists away from her.

Sherese Settelmeyer was booked on charges of driving under the influence, second, and failing to maintain a lane. She was released from Douglas County Jail on $3,000 bail and is set for an Aug. 5 East Fork Justice Court appearance.

She is the wife of Sen. James Settelmeyer. james settlemyerAccording to court documents, Settelmeyer’s preliminary alcohol content tested between .253 and .320, up to four times the legal limit of .08

Does Carson City Judge John Tatro really have Domestic Violence and DUI convictions???

Does Carson City Judge John Tatro really have Domestic Violence and DUI convictions?

Judge John Tatro corruption scandal

Judge John Tatro corruption scandal

We will ask the questions and have the local media ask the questions and we will wait for the answers.  In the mean time everyone should be asking Does Carson City Judge John Tatro really have Domestic Violence and DUI convictions?

Comment from a reader:

Ty, thank you for this crucial information. You just substantiated my suspected claims regarding Tatro. He is a corrupt of a judge as they come. He should have not only recused himself from your case, but mine, just the same. I located information he indeed has 3 DV’s (Domestic Violence) on his record along with several DUIs to his name.

For the ” normal “, or average, citizen of this state or the US, he’d be facing at least 25 to Life on all of his convictions. Being an ” elected ” official, however, that somehow grants him immunity.

I attempted to recuse this man from my matter back in June due to a conflict of interest which the court refused. Ironic, though, I found in a discovery packet I received during an SA/ DV eval appointment at the jail last December that my matter was ultimately dismissed from the record( June 14, 2012, to be exact ).

The case was pushed through the illegal pipeline of the corrupted Carson judicial system only for the court to throw a guilty plea on me on 8/29/2012 which resulted in probationary alternative sentencing which did not include counseling( had to find my own & attend the very intake appt. I attended while incarcerated in December 2012 ). Would I have known the case was dismissed from the record back in June 2012, I would never have the mess with alternative sentencing that I turned myself in for when I met with you back in October 2012( then, again, I never would’ve known about this website, otherwise, which is a true eye opener for me in validation of the truth ).

All in all, I left Tatro with only one alternative back in December 2012, to close out the case with 62 days hanging because I found 7 technicalities present in the matter without the help of ANY lawyer nor public pretender. It was pretty satisfying to see that idiot from AS trip over himself on the stand while grasping for the words to say to convict me while exposing him( Tatro ) the fool that he is. You cannot convict a person based upon a bogus warrant when I was supposedly already in Carson custody as AS claimed to have performed a home visit in Lyon County with me at the same time. Doesn’t happen in reality. Not to mention the fact I busted these idiots utilizing another hapless individual’s ID while attaching my name to this person’s criminal history( the birthdate & lack of SSN# was a dead giveaway ).

Anyway, all is not fair in love and war, Tatro left me hanging on 12/21/2012 only to be transported to face my stuff in Lyon( oh, excuse me, LYING ) County on yet another bogus case. Stayed there for another 31 days before being released on 1/24/2013 on a misdemeanor warrant though the case they claim is a felony. Since the judge whom was presiding over my case was recused from the stand on 1/8/2013 over waving a gun in front of folks while presiding over cases( yep, he, too, was a drunk like Tatro ), it’ll be interesting to see what’ll occur in the proceedings whether or not it’ll go to trial. All I need is $5000 for an aggressive criminal law attorney to fight this case whom is not in bed with the judge, the deputies, & the DA( another uneducated & cocky youngster whom cares more about his conviction rate than for the human heart condition ). Please pray for me as I firmly believe in the miraculous as what happened in Carson.

Thank you once again, Ty, for taking out the time to help me overcome the lies, deceit, corruption, & greed people like Tatro, Furlong, & Martinovich( to name a few of the good ole’ thieves network ). Hope to do the same in Lyon County on the 28th of this month in court. Will keep you posted, if I can. May God totally bless you, your family, & your hard work to expose the crimes committed by these jokers against the people. GOD BLESS AMERICA:-)

John 3:30

“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 gdornan@nevadaappeal.com
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.


and http://www.nevadaappeal.com/article/20120816/NEWS/120819901&parentprofile=search

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!