Adam Laxalt to run for Nevada Attorney General against Ross Miller

Las Vegas attorney Adam Laxalt, the grandson of former Nevada governor and U.S. Sen. Paul Laxalt, R-Nev., plans to formally announce today that he’s running for attorney general.

The Republican will face Ross Miller, the Democratic secretary of state, in the Nov. 4 general election if the two men win their respective primaries. Miller is the son of Bob Miller, a former governor who served for 10 years until 1999.


Laxalt, 34, will make his announcement at the Reno Republican Men’s Club luncheon at the Atlantis hotel-casino. Former state Treasurer Patty Cafferata, his campaign co-chairwoman, will introduce him.

“The family — his and mine — go back a long way,” said Cafferata, the daughter of the late U.S. Rep. Barbara Vucanovich, R-Nev. “And so I’m excited for him and for the state.”

Carson City Republican Central Committee Candidate Forum February 27, 2014

Published on Mar 6, 2014

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)

Cafferata said she didn’t know why he chose Reno to announce his candidacy, although Laxalt is more well-known in Southern Nevada and needs to raise his profile up north. Laxalt wanted to file his candidacy papers, too, but the filing period doesn’t open until March 3, running through March 14 for state and local candidates other than judicial.

After two terms as secretary of state, Miller, 37, has high-name recognition and has proved to be a strong fundraiser. He has collected about $900,000 for his campaign so far, according to a campaign finance report he plans to file this week. Many are small-time donors, who follow Miller on Twitter, where he has 16,566 followers, his campaign said.

Laxalt is a household name in Nevada politics, although the state’s new residents might not be as familiar with Paul Laxalt’s political legacy since he retired from the U.S. Senate in 1987 after two terms. He was Nevada governor from 1967 to 1971 and lieutenant governor from 1963 to 1967.

Adam Laxalt, who grew up with his mother, Michelle Laxalt, in the Washington, D.C. area, moved to Las Vegas a couple of years ago.

He made headlines last year when his mother and former U.S. Sen. Pete Dominici, R-N.M., revealed the senator was Adam Laxalt’s father — a secret his mother kept from her family, including her father, Paul Laxalt. Speculation at the time was that Dominici came forward because the news was about to be revealed, but it also could have paved the way for the younger Laxalt to run for political office without having to deal with an old scandal.

Campaigning as an underdog, Adam Laxalt is expected to get robust backing from many of Nevada’s leading Republicans, including Gov. Brian Sandoval, who has endorsed a string of strong statewide candidates to bolster the entire GOP ticket. The Nevada Republican Party had circulated a petition urging Laxalt to run as well.

But some Republicans, including six members of the Laxalt family, already endorsed or contributed to Miller, a moderate who has crossover appeal because of his actions in office and his father’s bipartisan legacy.

Neena Laxalt, who is Adam Laxalt’s aunt and Paul Laxalt’s daughter, is a Republican but has endorsed Miller.

“I will continue to endorse Ross,” Neena Laxalt said Monday in an interview. “I put my name with Ross a long time ago, and I’m proud to be supporting him. I think he is more competent, more than capable and more than qualified.”

Miller’s campaign manager Jim Ferrence said the popular Democrat has gained a lot of GOP and independent support. As for the battle between two political families, Ferrence said Miller is prepared for a high-profile race.

“We’ve been counting on a vigorous campaign no matter who got into the race,” Ferrence said. “Ross is looking forward to the debate process, not only on the issues, but on their experience.”

Miller was a deputy district attorney before he ran for secretary of state the first time in 2006.

Laxalt is a litigation and government affairs attorney in private practice with Lewis and Roca LLP. Previously, Laxalt was a lieutenant judge advocate in the general corps of the U.S. Navy from August 2005 until August 2011, according to his resume.

Eric Herzik, a political science professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, said the attorney general’s race should attract more attention from voters because the two men running come from famous political families.

“However, I think it’s still an uphill climb against Ross Miller,” Herzik said of Laxalt’s chances. “He’s well-established, has showed some crossover appeal, and he’s got plenty of money. And Laxalt really isn’t a known commodity.”

In his favor, Herzik said Laxalt doesn’t appear to have political baggage that can weigh down a candidate.

Thus he may appeal to both establishment Republicans who remember his grandfather and tea party types who want smaller government and less federal spending.



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2014 Candidates for Carson City Sheriff elections


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

Corrupt Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong will seek re-election in 2014, there are three other options listed below to consider first.

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)

Kenny Furlong 2014 candidate for Sheriff

Corrupt Kenny Furlong 2014 candidate for Sheriff

In Nevada you can still vote for “none of the above”.


Kenny Furlong is not open and transparent. In fact, Furlong’s office is directly not returning calls to the media about the judge John Tatro shooting incident where the shooter made a jailhose confession.

He said the sheriff’s office has faced some significant events during this term in office — chief among them the shootings at IHOP. He said he thinks his leadership has enabled the department to meet those challenges “with efficiency and extreme effectiveness.”

Furlong said his tenure has featured programs designed to target gang activity and drug use as well as underage drinking.

He said he has maintained an open administration, frequently patrolling the streets and listening to the needs of the community. Furlong said he has worked closely with city government to achieve results and helped create critical data systems to base resource allocation on factual information.

Furlong said he believes strongly in public contact, saying, “the continuous exchange of information serves as a basis for an effective and efficient law enforcement agency.”

He said programs such as Drug Abuse Resistance Education, citizen academies, anti-gang and expanded regional cooperation have all have helped with crime prevention, as have events such as Cops and Kids Dinner, Open House Kids Street Fair, National Night Out and the Extreme Motor Challenge.

He said he wants to begin new initiatives he hopes will being more benefits including giving those with mental health obstacles a stronger protective role in Carson City schools and creating a permanent fixture in the sheriff’s office for alternative juvenile discipline and beginning a rural open space patrol.

Furlong, a Carson City native, graduated from Carson High in 1975. He retired from the Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations in 1998. He was a detective sergeant with the Department of Public Safety’s Major Crimes Unit before being elected sheriff in 2002. He is seeking his fourth four-year term.

Furlong is married and has two children and two grandchildren.

See Furlongs Facebook website:

See more on this fella here:

Carson City Sheriff Kenny furlong needs to be asked the real questions. This guy and his deputies arecorrupt 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 thecity 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?

kenny furlong

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 factSusan 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 thatSusan 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?

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?

Women to Women interviews Phyllis Furlong, wife of Kenny

Daniel Gonzales enters race for Carson City Sheriff

Submitted by Jeff Munson on Wed, 01/08/2014 – 8:07pm


Carson City Sheriff’s Sgt. Daniel Gonzales announced Wednesday his candidacy for sheriff of Carson City.

Gonzales says he is running for sheriff with the goal of increasing integrity, transparency and accountability in the Sheriff’s Office, as well as restructuring the department to put more officers on patrol and use monies to better protect and serve Carson City and its residents.

Also in the race are incumbent Sheriff Ken Furlong and Carson City Sheriff’s Office Deputy Don Gibson.

“It’s important that we have the best people protecting our families and children in Carson City,” said Gonzales in a news release. “I will make the safety of our community my top priority if elected to Carson City Sheriff. The Sheriff’s Office is not evolving, due to insular decision making and a lack of outside input and perspective.”IMG_20140426_124619

Gonzales said he would raise standards for training of deputies and reserve deputies, so they are better equipped to respond to all situations. Gonzales said he would raise hiring and promotion standards to insure the most qualified applicants serve the department.

If elected, Gonzales said he is committed to upgrading technology to make it easier to report crimes, investigate crimes and share information with the public; allowing for faster response times.

“We need to focus on integrity, transparency and accountability in Carson City law enforcement,” Gonzales said. “I support creating the Office of Professional Standards and Integrity to ensure this department and our staff are held to the highest standards because that’s what the residents of Carson City deserve.”

Gonzales said he is committed to increasing efficiency and will work to eliminate redundant and unnecessary positions.

“I have already identified over $600,000 in funds that I will reorganize in the budget to get more deputies out on the streets to keep our communities safe from drugs and gangs” said Gonzales.

With these re-allocated funds he would collaborate with the Board of Supervisors to create a new investigator position to focus on crimes against children, elder abuse and elder exploitation cases. In addition Gonzales said he is dedicated to making schools safer and providing safety education to students.

Among his plans for schools, Gonzales’ agenda includes adding two new school resource deputies to the middle schools with some of his re-allocated budget. The deputies sole responsibilities would be to serve at our schools.

Gonzales said he would also dedicate deputies to a full-time traffic management team, whose primary function will be traffic enforcement and education. Gonzales wants to implement a Teen Distracted Driving Program. This program is an opportunity to educate new drivers and their parents to clearly understand their responsibility when a teenager starts to drive. This class would cover traffic laws, the provisional license restrictions and safety education.

Gonzales has written numerous grants for the Sheriff’s Office which total more than $450,000, which went towards gang suppression, digital forensics equipment, Youth Alcohol Enforcement, youth services, drug interdiction operations and safety equipment, according to the news release.

Gonzales has a long history of excellence within the Carson City Sheriff’s Office and strong commitment to public safety having served the citizens of Carson City for over 10 years. He was named Rookie of the Year in 2005, Deputy of the Year in 2009 and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal in 2011. Gonzales has devoted his career to making Carson City a safer community.

Gonzales has been on the Department’s Gang unit, SET team, Field Training Officer, Explorer Executive Advisor, SWAT / Sniper, Detective, Hostage Negotiator – team leader, For 6 years Gonzales has written and coordinated the Department’s Enforcement of Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) grant.

According to the news release, he educates persons responsible for serving alcohol and reduces the availability of alcohol to our youth. Gonzales also conducts enforcement operations that include business compliance checks, targets youth DUI enforcement and shoulder taps. In 2009, because of his team’s efforts, the Department was recognized nationally as the Agency of the year. Gonzales also coordinates the Departments Crisis Intervention Team.

Since 2006, Gonzales has taught sheriff’s deputies and other local law enforcement agencies, crisis intervention training, known as “CIT,” this 45 hour program focuses on first-responder officers who receive specialized training geared to meet the needs of the mentally ill.

Women to Women, Meliah Gonzales, wife of  Sgt. Daniel

Meliah Gonzales, wife of Daniel Gonzales who is running for Carson City Sheriff in the upcoming June 10 primary. Meliah has her degree in Criminal Justice and serves as baliff in the Orange County judicial system. Daniel and Meliah are the proud parents of an eight year old and of a set of five year old twins. Mrs. Gonzales shares sincerely and candidly her opinions of her husband’s abilities and experience as a law enforcement officier. This is the second part of a three part series on the wives of the candidates running for Carson City Sheriff.

Gonzales currently coordinates mental health services in the detention center. He has developed a community resources guide and resource bags that all sergeants can use after hours, when a person may be in crisis. Because of Gonzales’ efforts and achievements he received the “Intervention of the Year” award from the National Alliance on mental illness.

Gonzales earned his college degree from Western Nevada College in 2008 and received his Advanced POST certificate in 2009. He has been married for over 8 years to his wife Meliah and they have three young children.

“I look forward to earning this community’s support, Gonzales said. “As this campaign continues, I encourage you to contact me directly” at 775-220-1195 or email me at

Elect Don Gibson Carson City Sheriff 2014

don gibson for sheriff


 My personal vision:

 To provide professional law enforcement service, one person, one neighborhood and one business at a time.

 My personal mission statement:


 Focus on a higher quality of police work rather than quantity.

  • Proactively recruit the finest employees to provide excellent service with professionalism.
  • Serve the community with compassion and commitment, giving our strength to those who are most vulnerable.
  • I am committed to providing our community with an administration that has integrity, character and loyalty to both the public and sheriff’s office employees.
  • I will have an administration that is highly trained in budget management and has defined skills in leadership, benefitting both the community and the department.


 Every resident is a part of our community, and is entitled to ownership in the community.

  • Law enforcement will be an avenue for positive change.
  • I will develop and implement a special unit (Sheriff’s Community Youth Unit).
  • I will have an unmatched commitment to eradicating drugs and gangs in our community.
  • Bringing the community together, contributing every day, now we see that our responsibility and our potential for good – is even larger.

Published on Feb 23, 2014

This weeks show features Natasha Gibson – Wife of Carson City Sheriff Candidate, Don Gibson.
Mrs. Gibson is a native born Reno Nevadan. She was raised during her youth in Carson City where she graduated from Pioneer High School. She is the mother of two sons – Brandon and Dylan. Natasha is currently employed at Advanced Industries by Design. Natasha’s insights on her husband are note worthy, especially for voters. Do tune in!

My first meet and greet video. Please share with all your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors. Together, with your help, we can make a much needed positive change for the Carson City Sheriffs Office. This video has been edited down from its original 30 minutes to 15 minutes. 

Thank you – Committee to Elect Don Gibson

Don Gibson for sheriff

Don Gibson for sheriff

Don Gibson filed his candidacy Friday for Carson City Sheriff. He is a lifelong resident of Carson City and has seen positive change throughout the years.

Having been in law enforcement for over 16 years Gibson said he has the demonstrative ability and necessary leadership skills to administer the office of sheriff. His team would continue Carson City’s positive change and he will “always strive to improve the quality of life for all of us.”

Gibson said professionalism, compassion and sincerity are all paramount when handling community affairs.

Some of his goals are to develop and implement a special team (Sheriff’s Community Youth Team) to improve the communications and trust with Carson City’s kids and the Sheriff’s Department. To eliminate management positions and reallocate funds to the hiring of additional line staff.

Gibson said the line staff are the one’s responsible for handling the community’s needs. He said he will re-focus the internal drug unit to combat drug dealers using long term investigative tactics. He said he will implement a Sheriff’s Town Hall program so the residents of Carson City can bring concerns and solutions to his attention.

“If elected, you can be sure to see me throughout the community in an effort to stay in touch with you. I want to build confidence between the Sheriff’s Department and you by earning your trust and establishing a fair and honest reputation. I feel we need each other to get the job done the right way,” he said.

Gibson said he’s anxious to serve all residents to make a better community, now and in the future and that his door is always open.

“I intend to stay the person I am and obtain the faith of Carson City residents. I am someone you can count on, be sure about, and will proudly serve our community as a Sheriff we can all be proud of.”

Committee to Elect Don Gibson
Address: P.O Box 22791 Carson City, NV 89721
Phone: 775-461-3273 or 775-721-0183


Elect Loren Houle Carson City Sheriff 2014

The Change We Need. The Voice We Deserve.

Mission Statement

Elect Loren Houle Carson City Sheriff 2014

Elect Loren Houle Carson City Sheriff 2014

Carson City Sheriff’s Department

My primary objectives of the Carson City Sheriff’s Department are to solve, reduce, and prevent crime and to build a unified and effective workforce and internal clarity of direction. An exploitation of acountability, consistantcy, and continuous improvement will always be a priority of Lorne Houle.

 Professionalism: We value dedication, highly trained personnel, and the committment to the standards of the law enforcement profession.


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)

TY Robben AKA “Top Ramen” Free At Last – All charges dropped

Special Prosecutor Douglas Co. DA Mark Jackson drops trumped up charges against Ty Robben accused of murder-for-hire plot against Corrupt Carson City judge John Tatro and other FALSE LIBEL/SLANDER/STALKING CHARGES filed by Judge Tatro 

My story Ty Robben v Carson City is very similar to this movie – Flash of Genius Trailer


hit man contract out for Judge Tatro

jp tatro ruthless and toothless

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Charges dropped: DA protester out of prison

From page A1 | April 18, 2014 | 3 Comments

A man known for protesting the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office and charged with soliciting the murder of a judge in Nevada has been released from prison and his charges dismissed.

South Lake Tahoe resident Ty Robben was released last week after Douglas County, Nev., District Attorney Mark Jackson dismissed the solicitation of murder charge, along with a charge of criminal libel — a charge that is not used in California.

Both the criminal libel and solicitation of murder charge concerned Judge John Tatro, Robben said. But, Robben told the Mountain Democrat, he was exercising his 1st Amendment rights for the first charge, and he was not soliciting anything on the second charge. Rather, another prisoner — while Robben, known as “Top Ramen” while incarcerated on the libel charge — propositioned him with a $5,000 “roofing job,” Robben said.

Jackson confirmed he dismissed the charges due to lack of evidence and unlikelihood of conviction. He also noted that the Carson City, Nev., DA’s Office was originally on the case, but was taken off due to having been named in a federal lawsuit Robben filed against them.

Robben credits his faith with seeing him through his time in prison. “My faith in the Lord got me through the darkest period in my life and I pray that I can start to forgive these people for the unforgivable acts of government retaliation using the criminal justice system after I had filed a federal lawsuit in Reno two weeks before I was arrested in California.”

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Discussion | comments

Fran DuchampApril 17, 2014 – 1:52 pm
Ty is this the end of this for you…for this subject? Are you moving on? Or are you still going forward with the federal lawsuit?


Carson City District Attorney Mark Krueger

Carson City District Attorney Mark Krueger

Tahoe Tribune story on Ty Robben

All charges against South Tahoe resident Ty Robben have now been dropped in jailhouse HIT MAN to kill corrupt Carson City Judge Tatro and Slander/Libel/Internet Stalking

Geoff Dornan

Ty Robben mug shot

Ty Robben mug shot

Douglas County District Attorney Mark Jackson, the special prosecutor named to handle the cases, previously dismissed libel and harassment charges.

He served notice Thursday that he was dropping the charge Ty Robben AKA “Top Ramen” (new ‘jail name’ obtained at the Carson City jailhouse since it sounds like his name) tried to hire a hit man to kill Justice of the Peace John Tatro.

Ty Robben AKA “Top Ramen” (new name obtained at the Carson City jailhouse since it sounds like his name)

Mark Jackson was brought in after the Carson City DA’s office was disqualified from handling the case.

“Based on a full and complete review of all the evidence and the existing constitutional, statutory and case law, I filed a notice of dismissal today in the Carson Township Justice Court,” Jackson said in a statement.

He said that means Robben’s $50,000 bail has been lifted, and all pending charges against him have been dismissed.

“It is my understanding that Mr. Robben is in the process of being released from the Carson City Jail,” Jackson said.

Robben stopped by the Tahoe Daily Tribune Friday and said he was hoping to restore his life and family. He thanked his attorneys for their work to get him released.

“Thank you to Mark Jackson for standing up and supporting the U.S. Constitution,” Robben said.

Douglas Co. Nevada DA Mark Jackson

Douglas Co. Nevada DA Mark Jackson

Two weeks ago, Jackson dismissed the other case against Robben, which accused him of libel and stalking and two counts of attempting to intimidate Tatro and his family.

He did so stating that Nevada’s libel law was “unconstitutionally vague.” The stalking charge, he said, simply didn’t have enough evidence to support it.

Robben has been battling the state and criminal justice system since he was terminated by the Taxation Department.

He was angry with Tatro for his conviction on charges of disorderly conduct centered on his attempt to — allegedly — serve papers on behalf of a friend on then-NDOT Director Susan Martinovich.

Robben said Judge Tatro and Assistant DA Mark “Freddie” Krueger must resign and criminal charges must be filed against Judge Tatro  for filing a false report against me!Judge Tatro Corrupt

Thank you Douglas County DA Mark Jackson for respecting the US Constitution and my 1st & 14th Amendment rights in these matters and the honor to respect the law(s) and look at the facts unbiased.

Tatro claimed Robben was criminal libel for a posting found here:

Robben also posted a story and photos of an alleged requirement for Judge Tatro to take a breathalyzer test prior to taking the bench everyday.

Judge John Tatro Carson City DUI, breathalyzer test?

Judge John Tatro Carson City DUI, breathalyzer test?

Judge John Tatro Carson City DUI, breathalyzer test?

Judge John Tatro Carson City DUI, breathalyzer test?

Special thanks Attorney  Jarrod Hickman and to the entire State of Nevada Public Defenders office including the folks behind the scenes answering my numerous phone calls from jail.

Are you aware of the ruling in 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. Continue reading