On Your Side: Ethics complaint filed against Tim Kuzanekin Washoe Co. Sheriff’s race

washoe sheriff badgeRENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — With less than two weeks to go before the election, there are new developments in the Washoe County Sheriff’s race between Chuck Allen and Tim Kuzanek.

News 4 has obtained a copy of an ethics complaint has been filed against Kuzanek. The complaint was filed on August 5 by a man named John Litz. It lists several allegations, including accusing Kuzanek of using government time or property, including his badge and uniform, for personal benefit.

See video here: http://www.mynews4.com/news/local/story/On-Your-Side-Ethics-complaint-filed-in-Washoe-Co/Ss3t3rKHpECBGqMAo7eKAA.cspx

The question is can you use your badge to campaign? That will be up to the Nevada Ethics Commission. According to Nevada Ethics Commission Acting Director Yvonne Navarrez Goodson, it depends whether you are on or off duty, but in general, they do not want candidates using their current position to benefit their campaigns.

News 4 contacted Undersheriff Tim Kuzanek about the complaint. He referred us to his attorney, who said Kuzanek does not feel this complaint is valid, but the Kuzanek camp will not comment any further, because ethics complaints are supposed to be kept confidential.

Lyon County Commissioner Vida D. Keller responds to Ethics Complaint

Commissioner Keller responds to Ethics Complaint

by NANCY DALLAS on SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

Keller, Vida

Press Release

Commissioner Vida D. Keller Responds to Complaint

Silver Springs, Nevada September 25, 2014: On Wednesday of this week I was notified via mail that I and my activities are the subject of a newly filed Ethics Complaint. I am happy for this opportunity to defend myself and prove that I am innocent of all erroneous charges.

The complaint was filed by former Lyon County School Board member,  Theo McCormick. Mr. McCormick has insinuated that the vote I took in regards to the Comstock Mining Inc. rezoning of property in Silver City was inappropriate. Mr. McCormick fails to recognize that all laws were followed and that all required notifications and disclosures were made prior to the vote.  In addition, not now nor ever, have I promised any vote to Comstock Mining Inc. or any other individual or company.

To show my resolve in getting this issue cleared up, I myself approached the Nevada Ethics Commission in February of this year and asked for a hearing on this matter. A date for me to appear before the Ethics Commission was set for April 16, 2014. One week prior to the hearing the Ethics Commission contacted me to cancel the hearing as the Comstock Residents Association (CRA )was in the process of suing Lyon County. They did not feel it appropriate to post a decision during litigation. I was not happy with the decision by the Ethics Commission but I did understand their reasoning.  Mr. McCormick s complaint has only allowed the process that I desired, to move forward and I look forward to my day before the Commission.

Please contact me should you have any questions.

Vida D. Keller – Lyon County Commissioner–District2

New ethics complaint against corrupt Carson City “Judge” TATRO

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COMMISSION

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

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

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

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

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

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