Kill Tatro: You Will Die

Corrupt “Judge” Tatro the child molesting judge has a long list people who want him dead.

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Judge Tatro – YOU WILL DIE

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Carson City DA Jason Woodbury explains DNA warrant

Carson City District Attorney Jason Woodbury spoke Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 about a rare step the agency is taking to identify and prosecute a suspect. A DNA warrant, which identifies the accused using the fictitious name “John Doe” together with the accused’s DNA profile, is rare. The measure is being used to help investigators solve the case of threats made against a Carson City judge and his wife in which shots were fired into his home in December 2012.

Carson City area law enforcement officials and the Carson City District Attorney announced Friday the issuance of a DNA arrest warrant for the shooter who fired bullets into the home of Carson City Judge John Tatro and his wife in December 2012.

Sheriff Ken Furlong who sucks a lot of dick and District Attorney Jason Woodbury made the decision to move forward with the DNA warrant, a rare maneuver in criminal cases, to avoid statute of limitations that would have barred any prosecution of the perpetrator.

The three-year shooting investigation also involved two incidents that followed. In December 2014, the Tatros received a Christmas card with the message “You Will Die” written inside. And in May of this year, someone placed a homemade incendiary device outside the judge’s garage and tried to ignite it.

Tranny fucking Furlong said all three incidents are related and appear to have been done by the same individual.

We know who he is, we just don’t know his name yet,” said Furlong, noting the investigation is extremely complex. “DNA evidence is becoming more and more common in our investigations and is obviously a very important part of this case. We firmly believe that we have the DNA profile of the shooter and when we capture the perpetrator the DNA profile will match.”

A DNA warrant, which identifies the accused using the fictitious name “John Doe” together with the accused’s DNA profile, is rarely seen in the criminal justice system, said Woodbury.

“My office has never done one of these and in checking with the other offices in the area, including the Major Violators Unit in Washoe County, they haven’t done one in anyone’s memory either,” said Woodbury, adding that he is confident in the legality of the warrant.

“I researched the issue exhaustively. We’re on solid legal ground,” he said.

Once the accused is captured, Woodbury said his criminal complaint will be amended to identify the defendant by his actual name.

Meanwhile, the investigation continues, said Furlong, calling it one of the agency’s “highest priorities” with a task force that has been assembled in the continuing investigation of the crimes.

“We will continue to devote as many resources as we can to this case until we catch the person responsible,” said Furlong. “The investigation has remained active and hasn’t rested a bit.”

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Carson City DA Jason Woodbury’s Dad, Former Elko DA Gary Woodbury takes plea deal, receives deferred sentence

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Elko attorney Gary Woodbury listens during his plea hearing Tuesday in Elko Justice Court.

 

Gary Woodbury entered a no contest plea Tuesday to a charge of breach of peace instead of fighting the accusations at trial, which was originally scheduled to take place that afternoon.

The attorney general’s office, which filed the charge against Woodbury in August of last year, agreed to dismiss the case so long as Woodbury has no new charges that result in convictions, other than minor traffic violations, through mid-October.

Michael Bongard, deputy attorney general, said after the hearing that the agreement will require Woodbury to behave for a short time in order for the criminal charge to be thrown out.

“It’s basically a deferred sentence,” Bongard said. “… At this point, I would rather have him on the hook and put the onus on Mr. Woodbury rather than us having the case sit and get stale for nine months.”

Bongard said he spoke with the sheriff’s office to ensure that law enforcement signed off on the plea deal.

Sherburne Macfarlan III, defense counsel for Woodbury, told the Elko Daily Free Press that both sides had been working on a plea deal for a while.

“The bottom line is he entered no contest as a means of resolving this matter,” Macfarlan said. “I’m sure all sides are happy to have this resolved without going to trial,”

Senior Judge Barbara Nethery scheduled a status hearing for Nov. 3. If the state drops the charges, the hearing will be removed from the calendar.

“If the court does not receive the paperwork (that requests a dismissal), we will expect all parties to be present,” she said.

Woodbury served as Elko County District Attorney for 16 years before retiring from that post to work as a private practice attorney. He has continued to work for the county on a 15-year-old lawsuit regarding a road right-of-way in Jarbidge.

District Attorney Mark Torvinen, who worked with Woodbury as a deputy DA, forwarded the case to the attorney general’s office to avoid potential conflicts or the perception of conflicts. fuckthepolice

During the 2013 Elko County Fair, Woodbury pushed a reserve deputy who was working at the event and cursed him with obscene language, telling hin to “Fuck off” according to court records.

Fair ground staff had asked officers to keep bleacher walkways clear. After two reserve deputies asked a group of people to move out of the way, Woodbury swore at the officer and refused to move, according to documents.

gary woodburyWoodbury then pushed Joshua Gallegos, one of the reserves, from behind, it states. When the officer asked Woodbury to leave, the former DA reportedly used more obscene language.

A sheriff’s detective later asked Woodbury if he had pushed Gallegos, to which Woodbury admitted that he had, court documents state.

Woodbury was never arrested in connection to the incident.

A person who commits battery on a person who “possesses some or all of the powers of a peace officer” can be charged with a gross misdemeanor under Nevada law.

Kim Okezie named Carson Shitty “juvenile master”

Kim Okezie named Carson City juvenile master

Kim Okezie named Carson City juvenile master.

District judges Todd Russell and James Wilson have named Kim Okezie as the First Judicial District’s juvenile master.

She replaces Kristin Luis who left the post to become Carson City Assistant District Attorney for Jason Woodbury. Okezie is currently a deputy attorney general acting as legal counsel to the Public Employees Retirement System.
Prior to that, she was a Carson City deputy district attorney and served as Russell’s law clerk when she was first out of law school. Okezie also worked in two different private law firms and was a substitute teacher in the Washoe County School District.

Russell said she has a strong interest in juvenile issues and expressed an interest in the master’s post several years ago when Luis was named.nevada is a police state

The juvenile master sits as a judge on a wide variety of juvenile cases and makes recommendations to the two district judges on how to handle those matters.

Russell said Okezie was selected from a list of 25 candidates who applied for the position. Russell said there were a number of highly-qualified applicants to choose from. The finalists were reviewed by a panel of five including Russell and Wilson.

She takes over the post, which pays $110,000 a year, Jan. 30.

Carson City DA Jason Woodbury’s Dad Gary Woodbury, A former DA, due in court next week on charge of saying “FUCK YOU” to an Elko cop!!!

FUCK THE POLICE – GO GARY GO!

Freedom-of-Speech!!!

Former Elko DA Gary Woodbury went to the concession stand, and the reserve deputies followed him and asked him to leave the fairgrounds. He reportedly said, “F— you, arrest me,” according to the criminal complaint.
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Former Elko District Attorney will be in court again next week but in a different role than what he is used to. Instead of prosecuting a scofflaw Woodbury will be defending— himself against a 2013 misdemeanor charge of battery on a police officer.

The confrontation between the young 20-something reserve deputy Joshua Gallegos and the 70-something Woodbury occurred during the 2013 Elko County Fair.

According to reports Woodbury got into a shoving match with Gallegos who was working as a volunteer security officer at the fair.

Fair staff members asked the volunteer officers to keep people from congregating on the walkway on the grandstands so that people sitting could watch the events. Gallegos and another reserve deputy were asking people to move out of the way when Woodbury, started swearing at the two volunteers and refused to move. The sheriff’s office provides security for the fair each year, Under sheriff Clair Morris said. Sworn deputies and reserve officers work the event together.

According to an affidavit filled by Gallegos, Woodbury  walked toward Gallegos, and pushed him from behind, causing Gallegos to step forward and down one step at the edge of the platform. Woodbury then reportedly told Gallegos he couldn’t be standing there.

Woodbury went to the concession stand, and the reserve deputies followed him and asked him to leave the fairgrounds. He reportedly said, “F— you, arrest me,” according to the criminal complaint.

A sheriff’s office detective spoke with Woodbury and asked him if he had pushed Gallegos, to which Woodbury reportedly responded, “God damn right I did.”

The sheriff’s office sent reports of the incident to the district attorney’s office last year, Morris said. The DA forward the complaint to the attorney general’s office because of a possible conflict of interest, Morris said.

Almost a year later, Woodbury was issued a summons of complaint for battery.

Morris said he was not sure why it took so long for the summons to be issued.

Woodbury served as district attorney for 16 years winning four elections by landslides.

He endeared himself to voters with a tough no nonsense approach to crime and readiness to call a spade a spade sometimes accompanied by profanity,

He now works as a private practice lawyer, has been appointed counsel for numerous defendants, and continues to do work for the county in a Jarbidge road lawsuit.

He was charged with battery, a misdemeanor. Under Nevada law, a person can be charged with a gross misdemeanor if they commit battery on a person who “possesses some or all of the powers of a peace officer.”

Prosecuting attorney is assistant Nevada Attorney general for Ely Michael Bongard.

 

ELKO — Trial is set for former district attorney Gary Woodbury, who is accused of pushing a reserve sheriff deputy in the back at the 2013 Elko County Fair.An arraignment hearing was scheduled Wednesday, but Woodbury — who hired local law firm Lockie & Macfarlan to represent him — filed an appearance waiver and the simple battery case will continue to trial. It is scheduled for Jan. 13, according to justice court.Woodbury served as district attorney for 16 years. He works as a private practice lawyer, has been appointed counsel for numerous defendants, and continues to do work for the county in a Jarbidge road lawsuit.fuckthepoliceHe was charged with battery, a misdemeanor.Under Nevada law, a person can be charged with a gross misdemeanor if they commit battery on a person who “possesses some or all of the powers of a peace officer.”Because the case is pending, prosecuting attorney Michael Bongard declined to comment on the attorney general office’s decision to charge Woodbury with the lesser crime.

The charges stem from an alleged confrontation at the Elko County Fairgrounds, after a reserve officer, at the request of fair staff, asked attendees milling in a walkway to disperse, according to a charging document. Woodbury allegedly refused to listen, swore at the deputy, and later pushed him from behind.

 

Justice court schedules Woodbury trial for January

ELKO — Trial is set for former district attorney Gary Woodbury, who is accused of pushing a reserve sheriff deputy in the back at the 2013 Elko County Fair.

An arraignment hearing was scheduled Wednesday, but Woodbury — who hired local law firm Lockie & Macfarlan to represent him — filed an appearance waiver and the simple battery case will continue to trial. It is scheduled for Jan. 13, according to justice court.

Woodbury served as district attorney for 16 years. He works as a private practice lawyer, has been appointed counsel for numerous defendants, and continues to do work for the county in a Jarbidge road lawsuit.

He was charged with battery, a misdemeanor.

Under Nevada law, a person can be charged with a gross misdemeanor if they commit battery on a person who “possesses some or all of the powers of a peace officer.”

Because the case is pending, prosecuting attorney Michael Bongard declined to comment on the attorney general office’s decision to charge Woodbury with the lesser crime.

The charges stem from an alleged confrontation at the Elko County Fairgrounds, after a reserve officer, at the request of fair staff, asked attendees milling in a walkway to disperse, according to a charging document.

Woodbury allegedly refused to listen, swore at the deputy, and later pushed him from behind.

NV Appeal: Woodbury believes his team can strengthen Carson City District Attorney’s office

Incoming District Attorney Jason Woodbury says there are a lot of things the office has been doing right but that he believes there are improvements to be made.

He said the two key assistants he is hiring will help him do just that.

Kristin Luis, who will handle the criminal side of the effort, served in the office more than 10 years before she was appointed juvenile master four years ago. Adriana Fralick, Woodbury’s chief civil appointee, has a history just as long in positions with the Attorney General’s office and her current job as secretary of the Gaming Commission and Gaming Control Board. In the past, she also served the ethics commission and as Gov. Jim Gibbons’ legal counsel.

“I could not have picked two better people,” Woodbury said. “Their qualifications and how they relate to people, they get the most out of their people and they do it in the right way.”

Woodbury said much more will be firmed up once he takes office but that he and his two lieutenants are already looking closely at the operation.

“The objective is to improve the quality of work that comes out of the DA’s office,” Woodbury said. “I’m going to say that’s not necessarily easy because they’re doing good quality work now.”

One area he said that isn’t going away is the witness and victim services unit that was greatly enhanced under outgoing DA Neil Rombardo.

“We’re going to work to improve the operation of what’s there,” Woodbury said.

But he said there’s room to do better, improving relations with the Carson City Sheriff’s Office and with the district court and justice court judges.

On the civil side, Woodbury said things have been “managed very well.” He said retiring chief civil deputy Randy Munn “by all accounts he’s done a really good job for the city so I wouldn’t be looking to make drastic changes.”

Those statements contrast with his comments before the election in which he pointed to a lack of professionalism in the office, especially “bickering” between the DA’s staff and the public defender’s office.

On the civil side, Woodbury said there are major issues the city needs to confront and fix, the biggest of which is Clear Creek Road. That two-lane road runs parallel to Highway 50 up Spooner Summit, splitting the Carson City-Douglas County line. It has traditionally been a very rural area but increasing urban development has raised a number of questions that must be resolved, he said.

“I’m looking at the DA’s office to take the lead role in Clear Creek,” Woodbury said. “Something’s got to be done. The situation up there is deteriorating day-by-day.”

Overall, he said staffing is adequate for the office but that an investigator’s position now vacant nearly a year must be filled.

Woodbury said a key issue for him will fall to Fralick — ethics and the open meeting law.

“We want to make that a priority in the office, one of the most important functions we perform,” Woodbury said.

He said in an earlier interview that he had no real desire to be in politics but that, “it struck me Carson City could be better served.”

source: http://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/14344520-113/woodbury-office-carson-attorney

Carson City Taxpayers owe over $152 million for “stuff” and instead of looking for ways to reduce costs and live within our means, our Board is looking for ways to raise taxes, and bond and spend more.

carson politicsDECEMBER 14, 2014
A YULE TIDE BLOG…
by CC POLITICS
If you were hoping Santa was going to bring us something wonderful for Christmas, don’t look at December 18th’s agenda for the Board of Supervisors. John Barrette of the Nevada Appeal did the obligatory glossy treatment, giving highlights to the impending negotiations between the law enforcement collective bargaining units and the Board for raises.

See the original story (and comments) here: http://www.carsoncitypolitics.com/board-of-supervisors/yule-tide-blog

Frankly, the Sheriff’s Office is the one City entity that consistently proves its worth on a daily basis. The Office remains on the top-heavy side but Carson City is still a safer place to live than many other places and that’s worth the money we pay. money blackhole

Amongst the agenda laundry list was yet another sole source contract, this time by Parks and Recreation for $63,250, for an unspecified amount of food and beverages, for an unspecified purpose. With the unusual sloppy staff work permitted by City Manager Nick Marano, we could be buying one giant hot dog and a soda, or just stocking up on Pop Rocks in case there’s a shortage. Is it worth dragging your self down to the Community Center to engage in public comment on the subject? Probably not. It won’t change the fact that we’re buying unspecified commodities from the vendor who faces no competition. Unless you’re a potential competitor, no one on the Board will likely stifle a yawn as this agenda item sails through. Not saying we’re not getting good value for the money but the sole source contract has become a tool of lazy convenience by City Staff and without the details in the supporting documents, you and I will never know.

The 800 pound elephant on the agenda was the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. It’s a beast of a document and unless you’re an accountant, reading it will make your eyes glaze over and most likely cure insomnia…until you get to the part about our debt. On page 4J, the audit reports that we have a total bonded outstanding debt of $152,836,828.

In that report the city has various lawsuits that can substantially increase this debt by millions.

CARSON CITY NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS JUNE 30, 2014

C. CONTINGENT LIABILITIES
The City is a defendant in various lawsuits. Although the outcome of these lawsuits is not determinable, it is the opinion of the District Attorney, the City’s counsel, that resolution of these matters will not have a material adverse effect on the financial condition of the City.  

 

And on the subject of never knowing…the recent “reassignment” of Marina Works from Deputy City Manager to Director of the Senior Citizens Center answers the Moass Adams question about what a Deputy City Manager is supposed to do. Lacking a good answer, she’s moved herself to a position with less visibility. Given Works’ underwhelming performance as Acting City Manager and then Deputy City Manager, her absence at City Hall is likely to achieve little notice. Hiding out at the Senior Center may be more within her skill set but if the City ever get its “pay for performance” plan figured out, we’re likely due a refund on this one. money burning

The downtown Commercial Area Vitalization District update will also be presented. The plan is to outline the progress of unifying the major property owners to decide what Carson Street businesses will pay for maintenance of the renovated areas. Look for dissent from smaller business and those who won’t benefit from the scheme. Then look for the larger properties to make those people irrelevant. No doubt about it, the downtown will be different in the coming years and it should surprise no one when the little guys are forced out.

The 800 pound elephant on the agenda was the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. It’s a beast of a document and unless you’re an accountant, reading it will make your eyes glaze over and most likely cure insomnia…until you get to the part about our debt. On page 4J, the audit reports that we have a total bonded outstanding debt of $152,836,828. Details specifying what this debt is for start on page 34. Details matter but there’s nothing anyone who lives on a budget will understand about how our City owes over $152 million for “stuff” and instead of looking for ways to reduce costs and live within our means, our Board is looking for ways to raise taxes, and bond and spend more. If Christmas is lean around your house this year (and it is for many of us), there are things on this list that are needed but more than a few that are not. This is debt we leave for our children’s future and as they grow and look for cities with better opportunities and lower costs of living, this is part of the reason they don’t stay here. As most of us have learned growing up, just because you have good credit doesn’t mean you should use it.

So now that we’re all depressed…the shenanigans at City Hall should provide more than enough sadistic entertainment for the next few weeks. (Better than watching the Hallmark Channel.) Marano claims to want to leave the Deputy City Manager position vacant while he continues to tout his LEAN management philosophy. Apparently this acronym stands for “Less Effective Administration Now” and we suspect the vacant position will be filled…in January when a newly unemployed DA is looking for a job.

Here’s hoping you have a merry Christmas and that we all have a better new year! Don’t forget those among us who are less fortunate.

READER COMMENTS:

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JOHN H. DECEMBER 15, 2014 AT 6:28 AM
Musical chairs at the city. Hire incompetent people behind closed doors, they show their incompetence so the community can see, the public shows discontent with their performance or behavior, the city moves them to another position high paying position. Sounds about right. To me, if a person takes a job, they should do so knowing that if it doesn’t work, they will have to either apply for another position in an OPEN process within the agency they currently work, or go somewhere else. The switching around of these HIGHER UPs, just gives people on the outside of the city out who are qualified and looking for work no hope when it comes to gaining employment in carson city. Just look at the last few appointments. Joel Dunn, the library director, Marena works, so forth and so on. I am all for upward mobility within an office, but must we continue to engage in nation wide searches which cost money to hire consultants to conduct, just to hire what is already here in our backyard??? Marano was the exception here, I believe Stacy Giomi was the real choice of the board, but since the public was watching, and since the board had been called out for having a home town and good ole boy bias, they needed to show they were fair in their process of appointments when they knew the public was really watching. Marano got lucky and just was in the right place at the right time.NEIL ROMBARDO TAKES IT UP THE ASS

On to the Marena situation. So were there not any other qualified individuals with actually experience running a senior center who might have wanted to throw their name in the hat for the job Marano so leniently handed Marena Works? Guess we will never know. Should the current Director of Health and Human Serices be worried about Marena somehow overthrowing her to go back to her old position if this new position doesn’t work out for her? I can’t say for sure, but if it were me in Aker’s spot, I would be a little nervous. We have seen that the city (Marano)will do whatever he feels necessary to suit his agenda, then take it to the board for the rubber stamp.

And the speculation of Neil Rombardo taking over Marena’s job as Deputy City Manager. What is it with these folks from the DAs office and wanting to be jacks of all trades. First Melanie Bruketta goes from Civil Deputy Chief in the DAs office to being the City’s HR director, to Rombardo somehow thinking being a failure of anything but a respectable and competent DA to being a Deputy City Manager. Make him go and find a job in this tough job market like many of the 43 plus employees who left the DAs office under his watch had to. Let these folks see the real world struggle of how hard it is to find work, better yet, how hard it would be to go somewhere other than Carson City to get paid as much as they do. Sure they might get paid more in Reno or Vegas, but there are way more people and a lot more headaches to deal with in those places. I am guessing Mark Krueger will be appointed Juvenile Court Master since Kristin Luis will takeover his position as Assistant DA come January 1st. After all of the Shenanigans Rombardo and Krueger have engaged in over at the DA’s office, city administration still even considers putting them in another city position??! What a slap in the face to those people who voted against having Krueger as their DA, and the people Rombardo has belittled and bullied over the years of his failed DA tenure. Nice way to do your research Marano. What a way to come in and change things from the status quo……..
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DECEMBER 15, 2014 AT 10:59 AM
WOW – Maybe the title on the story should be “Carson City Taxpayers owe over $152 million for “stuff” and instead of looking for ways to reduce costs and live within our means, our Board is looking for ways to raise taxes, and bond and spend more.”
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DECEMBER 15, 2014 AT 11:06 AM
The new DA (Jason Woodbury) should charge the old DA (Neil Rombardo and his corrupt sidekick Mark Krueger) with an array of criminal complaints for the clear civil rights violations carried out under that regime. Perhaps a grand jury if there is one in Carson City… Rombardo and Krueger were criminals themselves.

Carson City District Attorney-Elect Jason Woodbury on Wednesday announced he will appoint Kristin Luis to be Assistant District Attorney.

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Kristin Lewis Carson City assistant DA

CARSON CITY — Carson City District Attorney-Elect Jason Woodbury on Wednesday announced he will appoint Kristin Luis to be Assistant District Attorney.

“Kristin embodies every principle I want the D.A.’s office to reflect,” said Woodbury. “She’s honest. Her judgment is sensible and consistent. And she’s the hardest working person I’ve ever known.”

Luis presently serves as the Juvenile Court Special Master and Discovery Commissioner for the First Judicial District Court, a position to which she was appointed in 2010. She’s a graduate of the University of Nevada and Gonzaga University, School of Law.

“I’ve enjoyed every moment of the last four years, largely due to the dedication of the people I work with,” said Luis. “It’s difficult to leave, but I’m proud of our achievements and know that I am leaving the Juvenile Court in the best hands possible. I appreciate the exciting opportunity to serve our community as Assistant District Attorney,” said Luis.

Luis was a deputy district attorney with the Carson City District Attorney’s Office from 2000 to 2010. Prior to that, she worked with Scott Freeman, now a District Judge, and David Houston, a prominent criminal defense attorney in Reno.

Woodbury added, “I worked with Kristin from 2000 to 2003, and everybody knew then she was someone very special. There’s no one I’d rather have helping to lead the District Attorney’s office.”

Luis will begin her new assignment in January.

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.

Lawyers, Guns & Money: David Houston interviews Jason Woodbury, candidate for Carson City District Attorney

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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!

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

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

Website: http://www.adrianafralick.com

Questions:

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.

CARSON CITY POLITICS
THE IGNORANCE OF ONE VOTER IN A DEMOCRACY IMPAIRS THE SECURITY OF ALL. ~JFK

WHY DON’T HE WRITE?

by CC POLITICS

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.

Carson City DA-elect Woodbury names Adriana Fralick as chief deputy of Civil Division

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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.

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.”

CC Politics: Yesterday in the Nevada Appeal, a candidate for District Attorney Mark Krueger, made his case” (pun no doubt intended) to become Carson City’s next District Attorney. Krueger urges us not to be confused by “attorney rhetoric” and provides three paragraphs supporting his campaign.

PRIDE GOETH BEFORE THE FALL

Yesterday in the Nevada Appeal, a candidate for District Attorney Mark Krueger, made his case” (pun no doubt intended) to become Carson City’s next District Attorney. Krueger urges us not to be confused by “attorney rhetoric” and provides three paragraphs supporting his campaign.

In the first, Krueger attempts to diminish the importance of the “sheriff’s Supervisor Association” by claiming the group is not representative of the majority of city law enforcement and does not include the Sheriff or the Deputies Association. Still…

It is the next paragraph that makes Krueger’s case, or rather, makes the case against him. In this paragraph he speaks to appealing the Volosin case to State Appeals Court because otherwise “the bar for detail will be too high.” A review of what little public record there is on the case and the statements from supporters and detractors reveals more than just Krueger’s need to ensure the bar is not raised too high. It indicates that Krueger was told what needed to be done to make a case ready for trial and instead decided to dig in and defend his decision. Judge Wilson likely didn’t ask Kruger to take the case back and fix the specific issues so that he could go play golf. He did it to help the City better make its case. And it is this demonstrable hubris and lack of sound judgment that gives us pause.

In the last paragraph, Krueger talks of conflict amongst the current and former DA, alluding to the endorsements both have provided.  And again asks that we not be distracted.

So…in the last best opportunity before election day, Krueger spends it defending his perhaps unwise decision to not follow guidance from a sitting judge and again belittles the opinions of his detractors, before stating, “I am the right candidate to fight for justice.” There’s that hubris and poor judgment again.

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.

LAWYERING UP

Mark Krueger Carson City, Nevada

Mark Krueger Carson City, Nevada

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.

Almost comical was Kruger stating that Woodbury seemed to be running against Neil Rombardo instead of him. Perhaps hoping that none of us will remember that it was Rombardo’s letter to the Appeal defending Kruger that gives the appearance of Kruger not running his own race. To his credit, most of the personnel issues occurred prior to Kruger’s tenure; however, Kruger’s website is bereft of substance that he can call his own.

On the subject of poor relations between the DA’s office and Public Defender’s office, both spoke to the importance of improvement. Under Rombardo, Kruger may well have been unable to change much and he’s spoken little to the issue. In contrast, Woodbury believes this is a problem which needs addressing and intends to do so.

While Kruger talked of improved cohesiveness within the DA’s office due to training efforts and a team approach to legal work, Woodbury still sees room for improvement. Woodbury also mentioned the need to provide sound legal advice to the Board of Supervisors, something that has obviously been lacking in recent contracts.

Being relatively evenly matched for legal experience though from different sides of the aisle, both have the skills to do the job. Having said that, Kruger seemed focused on finding fault with Woodbury while Woodbury spoke to the issues of the DA’s office though still noting improvements under Rombardo’s leadership.

In the conclusion, the Appeal objectively offered no differences or choice between the candidates. While one (Kruger) represents the perspective of a longtime government prosecutor, the other (Woodbury) comes from private practice in hopes of bringing positive change to Carson City. Even if motivation was the only factor, a candidate that wants change versus one that focuses on personalities makes this an easy choice.

4 THOUGHTS ON “LAWYERING UP”

WALTER OCTOBER 15, 2014 AT 8:42 PM
Although much of the turnover in the DA’s office took place before Krueger came, many employees have left since Krueger has been on board. I would challenge anyone to show me an instance where a young attorney just starting out can go to the AGs office and make more money in that office, as opposed to working for a county or city. Anyone in public service, and especially for the state, knows working for a county or city usually brings better pay and benefits. I think Krueger botched that explanation.

Krueger and Rombardo seem to be a package deal. To me, it seems as if Rombardo should have ran for re-election if he was so concerned about who his successor was going to be. Maybe Rombardo now realizes getting a job in this competitive job market isn’t so easy and is hopeful Krueger will win it all else fails. His constant campaigning for Krueger makes you wonder.

If Krueger really was about change and making his own way, he would encourage Rombardo to refrain from the negative campaigning and name calling on his behalf. Personally, the mudslinging turns me off. I’d like to know who Krueger and Rombardo get along with in their profession on a daily basis. From reading the local papers as the campaign season has progressed, the DA’s office has trouble getting along with other entities, and Woodbury’s endorsements support this view. The carson city Sheriff’s supervisory association has endorsed Woodbury, along with many of the private attorneys and defense attorneys in the area. Rombardo and Krueger seem to have adverse relationships with most except themselves. I don’t see how they are able to get anything done if they can’t work together with others. Maybe such is the reason for the high turnover rate in the office? Again, makes you wonder.

Krueger has done little to separate himself from Rombardo, which leads me to believe Rombardo is controlling Krueger’s campaign to some extent.

Woodbury has listed his endorsement on his webpage. Many of us are still waiting to hear who has endorsed Krueger. Maybe instead of being so negative in his campaign pitch, Krueger should tell us who his endorsements are and how he will do things differently than what he’s done over the last 2 years.
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YAHOO OCTOBER 15, 2014 AT 8:59 PM
Before Neil Rombardo became DA, Noel Waters was DA in Carson City for 21 years. He hired both Neil Rombardo and Jason Woodbury to be deputy DA’s under his watch. I read a letter in the opinion section of carsonnow.org that Mr. Waters wrote in support of Jason Woodbury for DA. He had some shocking information regarding both Rombardo and Krueger. I would encourage anyone on the fence about who to vote for in this election to read what Mr. Waters wrote.

Krueger isn’t the great attorney he claims to be, and Mr. Waters uses court cases and hard facts to confirm this.

In contrast, Rombardo, on the same blog, wrote a letter in favor of a Krueger where he really showed his true colors. He had no supporting documents or facts to support his claims. It seems as if neither Rombardo or a Krueger has any respect for anyone but themselves. They have attacked any and everyone they could, including Carson Tahoe hospital, the Public Defender’s Office, and other Woodbury endorsers, to make Woodbury look bad. Maybe these guys don’t get it. If they attack everyone out there, it doesn’t leave very many votes left for Krueger.
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CC POLITICS OCTOBER 15, 2014 AT 9:54 PM
The letters in the above comment can be found here:

http://carsonnow.org/reader-content/10/15/2014/letter-former-carson-city-da-supports-woodbury

http://carsonnow.org/reader-content/10/10/2014/letter-victims-should-be-priority-when-selecting-district-attorney
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THOMAS W. OCTOBER 16, 2014 AT 4:33 AM
After reading Rombardo’s letter supporting Krueger for DA, it seemed like it was more emotion driven than anything else. I guess I expected a better piece of writing from a sitting DA, and especially Rombardo since he comes across as overly confident in himself and his abilities. The letter seemed hurried, and not proof-read due to the grammatical and punctuation errors I observed throughout the piece. Maybe Rombardo should have taken more time to write a more clear and concise support letter, especially since his main goal seemed to be putting the letter out there for public consumption.

Many might say the letter was rushed, thus the reason for the rant-filled content. I beg to differ. Anyone following the David Stone trial (the trial Krueger just prosectuted and got a conviction for last Friday evening minutes before Rombardo posted his letter) knows the verdict came back and was given roughly between 6:30-7:00 PM on Friday October,10. Rombardo’s letter was posted to Carsonnow.org on the same date at 7:19 PM, some 30-45 minutes AFTER the verdict was given. That leads me to believe the letter was already prepared and ready to go, even befotr the verdict was given. So, a premeditated support letter for Krueger from his current boss, and that is the best penmanship Rombardo could display. Wow. Just wow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Without Board of Supervisors knowledge, Carson City DA pays Thorndal Armstrong Delk Balkenbush & Eisinger to defend against lawsuits filed by Ty Robben
The Carson City DA who also over sees the city’s civil legal matters hired Reno based Thorndal Armstrong Delk Balkenbush & Eisinger see thorndal.com without the approval of the Carson City board of supervisors.

In the past, an agenda item was placed on the BOS agenda and voted on. See minutes from 2001 where money was approved by the BOS for Thorndal here: http://www.carson.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=2719

FBI protest carson city courts

law-firm-thorndal-armstrong-delk-balkenbush-eisinger-a-professional-corporation-photo-1068674Carson City Taxpayers are now on the hook for possibly hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees as the fat lawyers at Thorndal Armstrong Delk Balkenbush & Eisinger suck off the pubic tit for more money.

Carson City District Attorney Neil Rombardo and Assistant DA Mark Krueger have circumvented the rules and laws to hire Reno law firm Thorndal Armstrong Delk Balkenbush & Eisinger to defend against civil lawsuits filed by Ty Robben. corruption

Normally, the DA who also handles civil matters for Carson City as well as criminal matters, would have to get approval from the Carson City Board of Supervisors. In this case, the DA office completely bypassed the approval and expenditure of public money.

The Carson City Board of Supervisors includes: Mayor Robert Crowell, Ward 1 Karen Abowd, Ward 2 Brad Bonkowski, Ward 3 John McKenna, Ward 4 Jim Shirk

See the related story:

On Your Side: City of Reno spends thousands on legal fees without council approval

Mark Krueger seems to be removing and disabling dissenting opinions on his You Tube and blogs… Krueger will not answer how much money was wasted on retaliatory legal action against Ty Robben and the Carson City Board of Supervisors (“BOS”) open meetings violations and how much  the Carson City taxpayers are paying the Reno law firm Thorndal, Armstrong, Delk, Balkenbush & Eisinger (“Thorndal”) which is estimated it the $10’s to $100’s of thousands of dollars. No BOS approval or oversight. The Carson City DA handles both criminal and civil matters for Carson City as Mark Krueger explains in the video. Here, the DA under Neil Rombardo and Mark Krueger’s watch, the have circumvented the BOS and are paying an outside law firm Thorndal potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars. This seems to also be a violation of the Nevada “Open Meetings Law” that Krueger’s competitor Jason Woodbury keeps saying is so important, along with transparency in the DA office.

On the transparency note, the Carson City DA office has refused to provide insight into their budget to allow for transparency! This seems to violate the Nevada “public records act”…

So there you go, one big epicenter of corruption in the Carson City DA office.

Mark Krueger appears on David Houston’s television show: Lawyers, Guns & Money

…Mark Krueger turned off the You Tube comments

Here are some comments from the new website called Carson City Politics

mark kruegerSEPTEMBER 30, 2014
A CASE FOR A LAWYER
by CC POLITICS
“If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.” –Charles Dickens

Last night, the League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada hosted another “debate” forum, this time for the candidates for Carson City District Attorney. Mark Kruger, currently a Deputy District Attorney, and Jason Woodbury, coming out of private practice to run for the first time for public office. Attendance was light and with only two candidates on deck, the session was over rather quickly. The League, once again, demonstrated that it knows how to get things done and this forum was no exception. Continue reading

This week’s episode of Women to Womean features Stacy Woodbury. Stacy is the wife of Carson City District Attorney candidate Jason Woodbury.

This week’s episode of Women to Womean features Stacy Woodbury. Stacy is the wife of Carson City District Attorney candidate Jason Woodbury.

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

neil rombardo is corrupt

I will be broke, no more bribes, so I need Mark to hire me as his assistant to keep the scheme going an to make sure my corruption is not found out by Jason Woodbury who may turn around and charge me under the RICO act. I’ll miss havign sex with my employees too… Now everyone know thanks to the interenets and google. Shit people google my name and see I had anal sex with a former deputy DA and then my wife divorced me. God damn. Now the blogs and all that shit. Fuck.

Many attorneys in the area believe that Krueger will turn around and give Rombardo a job if he is elected.

mark krueger

Neil is my BFF, I love him and I want to make sure he has a job to support his meth addiction. You know we get access to the “evidence vault” and poor Neil will be dope sick and unemployed.

Original Story with comments here: http://www.carsoncitypolitics.com/district-attorney/dull-dirt/

What a desperate attempt by Mark Krueger and Neil Rombardo to try and win votes in the upcoming election for District Attorney. How about doing some real work over there. I don’t see how these two guys ever made it to their current positions. The Board of Supervisors should be ashamed of themselves for giving these two guys the time of the day. Jason Woodbury should stand up and call these guys out for all of their buffoonery. Neil Rombardo is the biggest joke of a DA I think Nevada has ever witnessed.

REPLY
WAYNE SMITH
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 AT 12:54 AM
These comments were posted elsewhere and moved to this article by CCPolitics.

I think Rombardo and Krueger together have made a mockery of the DA’s office and justice being served here in Carson City. Did anyone catch the pathetic misuse of taxpayer dollars at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting? Two months before the election, Rombardo and Krueger roll out this DAWG program, which provides a therapy dog to victims of “crimes of secrecy” as Krueger stated. Krueger stated that the Carson City DAs Office is the first prosecutorial entity in Nevada to use such a dog. He must have not done his research. Washoe County Juvenile Detention has been using a therapy dog for quite some time so Krueger’s assertion is incorrect. I’d like to see the research he’s on therapy dogs since he says he done quite a bit. His message sure wasn’t too convincing. I don’t doubt that having a therapy dog to comfort victims of crime is a good thing. However, considering the timing and the two people pushing this program, I don’t see it as nothing more but free campaign time. Rombardo seems to want Krueger to win really bad, and Krueger seems like he will do or say anything to become DA. Many attorneys in the area believe that Krueger will turn around and give Rombardo a job if he is elected. I personally am beginning to wonder if such is true. If this is the direction that justice is headed in our community, shame on the supervisors for supporting such silly and ales serving programs.

REPLY
THOMAS WHITE
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 AT 2:10 AM
These comments were posted elsewhere and moved to this article by CCPolitics.

I would really like some information about the District Attorney’s race. Since your website is providing information regarding the politics in Carson City, this may be the forum that lets individuals freely (while respectfully) voice their opinions and knowledge about those running for election. I don’t think the citizens really understand and are aware of the constant turnover at the DA’s office under the current administration. It would be good to know about the past dealings of each candidate. I hear that the current assistant DA, Mark Krueger, actually sued his own board of County Commissioners during his time as Assistant DA in Lyon County because they refused to give employees in the DAs office a pay raise, although wages had been frozen for every County employee, regardless of department. Krueger has also run for Justice of the Peace and District Court Judge in Carson City and lost. I am not sure of his motive to become DA, other than to be in a position of power. I just think that some of these issues need to be brought to light so that voters can make a well informed decision come election time.

REPLY
BOB GARY
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 AT 2:12 AM
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Does Krueger plan on keeping Rombardo on his staff if he were to become DA? Many people would like to know this. Maybe “author” can look into this. Rombardo probably doesnt have anything lined up so the voters should know if Krueger would look out for his current boss or not.

REPLY
YAHOO
SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 AT 7:00 PM
My observations- Krueger is going to the media for every case outcome and sentence the DA’s office is involved with. It looks like a last ditch effort to get the people to vote for him. I don’t think Krueger should get any kudos because the outcomes of these cases are what they are. Doesn’t take much skill to convict someone who walks into a restaraunt and pulls out a gun in front of a group of customers.How about letting the public know who your endorsements are and how you will do things different than what Rombardo has, Krueger.

REPLY
SHERRY JONES
SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 AT 8:06 PM
I couldn’t help but notice that the Nevada appeal reported the Olive Garden story and didn’t mention Krueger’s name. Almost seems as if Kruger didn’t like how the story was reported and so he reached out to carsonnow.org. I think it’s funny that his way of campaigning consists of just reposting every “free” media story to his campaign page.

REPLY
MICHAEL JOHNSON
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 AT 6:55 AM
I too would like to know what these candidates are doing out in the community. I have researched both candidates and I was able to see that Woodbury is out and about going door to door and attending many events so that the public can get a better understanding of him and the job he plans to do if elected our next DA. Woodbury just seems to put more effort into his campaign, and seems to have support from a variety of people.

Krueger, on the other hand, seems to not be doing much. As some in the community have stated, he seems to be using his current position to grab attention. Going to the board of supervisors and to the media to push his campaign seems to be his norm. I am just calling it like I see it. As a voter, I have no clue of what he is doing on the campaign trail. I was speaking with someone who knows Krueger and was told he likes to play the “gotcha” game. When I asked what that meant, I was told that Krueger is the type who will do stuff in secret so that if he doesnt get the outcome he is looking for, he can downplay his efforts.

I guess I’d like to know if he is going door to door. Did he attend the Democratic “meet the candidates” gig a fee a sundays ago? Who in the community supports him?

Anyone who follows the current happenings in the local courts are aware of the problems at the DAs office. Even the author of this site can verify that there are staffing probelms and high turnover there. If what I am posting seems like an attack on Krueger, it isn’t. I just want honest and truthful information from both candidates. I have seen too many times where candidates have given little effort when campaigning, and I dont think being elected DA is a job that should be obtained by giving minimal effort. So, I ask that both candidates just give the voters more infromation.

I hope Krueger reads this site because maybe he can respond to my concerns. I would hope he proceeds to let us all know what efforts he is engaging in because as it stands now, the media updates to his campaign and facebook page with the Neil Rombardo likes for things he is SUPPOSED to be doing in his current position just aren’t convincing enough.

DULL AS DIRT

The race for Carson City District Attorney has been duller than dirt. Neither candidate’s efforts can be described as anything more than…watching paint dry.

In the blue and white corner, candidate Mark Krueger, currently employed in our fair city and listed on the DA’s website as the Chief of the Criminal Division. Krueger’s election website states that he is the Assistant District Attorney with prior stints as ADA for Lyon County, Senior Deputy Attorney General for the State of Nevada, and Clerk under Judge William Maddox. Krueger obtained his law degree in 1998.  Krueger’s website reads like a year old copy of “Forbes” in your doctor’s waiting room and lacks anything of substance in the issues department.  These things you say you will do, you should already be doing.

Wearing shades of rust and gold, is Jason Woodbury who’s website simply states “I am running for Carson City District Attorney because I want the job.” Woodbury was admitted to the Nevada Bar in 1998 and clerked under Judge Michael Griffen before coming to the Carson City DA’s Office in 1999, where he worked in both the Criminal and Civil Division. Woodbury went into private practice approximately 10 years ago, working in both civil litigation and criminal defense. Notably, Woodbury claims to want to run a “principled campaign” and thus far has avoided controversy.  His “issues” web page likewise lacks substance in what we could expect if Woodbury is elected though he sports a healthy set of endorsements from a wide range of supporters.

If you hadn’t seen the campaign signs, you’d hardly know there was a race. Last week’s dog show at the Board of Supervisors’ meeting was hardly a capstone to good policy in the DA’s office, but there have been no horrendous defeats either. There are no shortages of campaign issues in any race amongst Carson City politicians and the DA’s office is no exception. However, with so little time left before the election, it’s doubtful that we will see real differences in these candidates. Voter concerns abound but thus far have failed to produce substantive cause to vote either way.

Mark Krueger loses debate for Carson City DA gig – Jason Woodbury leads race for next DA

A CASE FOR A LAWYER

“If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.” –Charles Dickens

Last night, the League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada hosted another “debate” forum, this time for the candidates for Carson City District Attorney. Mark Kruger, currently a Deputy District Attorney, and Jason Woodbury, coming out of private practice to run for the first time for public office. Attendance was light and with only two candidates on deck, the session was over rather quickly. The League, once again, demonstrated that it knows how to get things done and this forum was no exception.

The DA Actions Starts here: http://youtu.be/-Xi9Zmdg5Mg?t=16m27s

Introductions began with Woodbury outlining his background which you’ve already seen here, and then proceeded to his top three issues: Retention of high quality personnel and the high personnel turnover rate at the DA’s office which he believes is indicative of larger issues; delayed prosecutions for which he would “claim ownership” and only grant delays when absolutely necessary; and lastly renew and strictly adhere to the Open Meeting Law.

Kruger also provided his background and outlined his recent trial history and attributes. His three issues were: Expand victim witness programs including the recently touted dog program; decried Woodbury’s backing by defense attorneys who he claimed were responsible for the delays in trials; and then never really got to a third point while rambling over topics like services and saving taxpayers money. If this event were scored, the majority of points would have to go to Woodbury. His delivery was forceful, his points clear, and he provided specific measures he would implement to fix issues both candidates identified.

Kruger’s delivery was less confident and concise, though his experience as a trial attorney was clearly evident. One felt as if the audience was a jury and he was making closing arguments on a weak case.

When it came to audience questions, the first focused on the significant delays in child cases requiring victims to tell their story repeatedly. The author pointed to the Washoe County advocate programs as a successful model. Kruger claimed extensive experience with child abuse cases and with child advocacy programs but stated it requires a community effort and he would “reach out to the community” for this type of support. Woodbury stated that “we need to be realistic on what to expect” and went on to explain that Carson City lacks the resources to create a specific center but did have multiple resources capable of addressing the issues faced by victims. He went on to state that the DA’s Office needed to recognize that repeatedly postponing trials re-victimizes the victims.

Mark Krueger Carson City, Nevada

Mark Krueger Carson City, Nevada

This round went to Woodbury though he didn’t claim experience in working these types of cases, he was a clear proponent of effectively using existing resources as opposed to Kruger’s ambiguous “reaching out to the community.”

mark kruegerOn the subject of marijuana laws, both candidates spoke to the ambiguity of the effectiveness of treatment programs as well as the probability of changes in the law. Woodbury argued that strict enforcement of existing law was the essential. Kruger spoke to driving under the influence and strict enforcement of criminal law through aggressive prosecution to keep the community safe. No clear winner on this topic; its uncharted water for Nevada and certainly for Carson City.

Responding to a question about the open meeting law and the ability for the City Manger to hold meeting outside of the law. Kruger went first and explained that the law was clear but then failed to explain it clearly. He stated he was a proponent of the law and recited his experience in applying it. Woodbury spoke specifically to establishing training efforts to ensure City personnel understand the meeting law and then explained the need for meetings to occur to provide essential information. This round goes to…no one. You’ll have to watch the video if you’re looking for a better answer.

Regarding the need for a State Court of Appeals, Woodbury sated he was personally opposed because existing procedures within the court system could provide the relief the Superior Court desires. Kruger waffled around in coming an answer but came down to “I don’t know.” Given that the victor of this race will have to appear before judges affected by the results of the ballot question, this is likely a fair outcome but Woodbury gets points for both knowing the issue and having the guts air his personal viewpoint.

On a question of the factors influencing a death penalty case, Kruger gave us a class on the balance of aggravating and mitigating factors being the sole legal question. In contrast, Woodbury came out specifically in favor of the death penalty but emphasized that capital trials are extremely expensive and Carson City is not prepared to expend this kind of money without good reason. Woodbury also emphasized the need to ensure the victim’s family understands that the punishment is rarely actually carried out; criminals are more likely to die of natural causes rather than at the hands of the State.

On the highly charged issue of the Carson Tahoe Hospital declining to provide rape kits and exams for rape victims, Woodbury responded that the hospital’s decision “alarmed” him. He went on to explain that he had followed up by contacting the nursing leadership at the hospital. What he says he found out was that the hospital felt there were not enough cases to keep a nurse on staff with the specialized skills required to perform the exams and that other viable alternatives existed. Kruger claims there are nurses in the area with the skills to conduct the exams but that for unknown reasons (most likely money), the hospital doesn’t want to do them. Sadly, Kruger believes Carson City does have a sufficient number of cases to warrant having the exams done locally but did not provide an solution or an answer to the question.

In closing, Kruger spoke again of his experience and that he would like the opportunity to expand the victim’s services program while revising the efficiency of the DA’s Office. Woodbury concluded by saying he has no other career aspirations outside of becoming DA and he feels he is doing the right thing by standing up for the community, one he sincerely believes in.

As we’ve come to expect during this race, there was little in the way of controversy or fireworks. Both candidates appeared sincere in their belief that they are the best man for the job. Reading between the lines, Kruger leaned heavily on the fact that he’s already in the DA’s Office and his experience there somehow makes him the heir apparent. In sometimes stark contrast, Woodbury emphasized repeatedly that the status quo wasn’t working; for victims, for justice, for staff, or the taxpayers. Notably, he made the effort to get answers from Carson Tahoe Hospital whereas his opponent simply stated he didn’t know the reasons for the hospital’s decisions. There was little doubt that Woodbury easily claimed the high ground during the forum and Kruger was out-done, sometimes simply due to his lack of effort. This race still isn’t as volatile as the two for Supervisor and though it really isn’t as “dull as dirt.” Maybe it should be. Yes, we’re looking for someone to fix the personnel and policy issues at the DA’s Office but more importantly, we’re looking for a champion of justice. Kruger has the experience but Woodbury has the fire. One believes that his years of service make him “next” and one is leaving (an assumed lucrative) private practice to “do the right thing.” Passion isn’t often appreciated in most courtrooms but in a candidate, it’s an admirable quality. Other things being essentially equal, Woodbury brought the most to the debate and brings the most to Carson City.

The race for Carson City District Attorney has been duller than dirt. Neither candidate’s efforts can be described as anything more than…watching paint dry.

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The race for Carson City District Attorney has been duller than dirt. Neither candidate’s efforts can be described as anything more than…watching paint dry.

In the blue and white corner, candidate Mark Krueger, currently employed in our fair city and listed on the DA’s website as the Chief of the Criminal Division. Krueger’s election website states that he is the Assistant District Attorney with prior stints as ADA for Lyon County, Senior Deputy Attorney General for the State of Nevada, and Clerk under Judge William Maddox. Krueger obtained his law degree in 1998.  Krueger’s website reads like a year old copy of “Forbes” in your doctor’s waiting room and lacks anything of substance in the issues department.  These things you say you will do, you should already be doing.

Mark Krueger Carson City, Nevada

Mark Krueger Carson City, Nevada

Wearing shades of rust and gold, is Jason Woodbury who’s website simply states “I am running for Carson City District Attorney because I want the job.” Woodbury was admitted to the Nevada Bar in 1998 and clerked under Judge Michael Griffen before coming to the Carson City DA’s Office in 1999, where he worked in both the Criminal and Civil Division. Woodbury went into private practice approximately 10 years ago, working in both civil litigation and criminal defense. Notably, Woodbury claims to want to run a “principled campaign” and thus far has avoided controversy.  His “issues” web page likewise lacks substance in what we could expect if Woodbury is elected though he sports a healthy set of endorsements from a wide range of supporters.

If you hadn’t seen the campaign signs, you’d hardly know there was a race. Last week’s dog show at the Board of Supervisors’ meeting was hardly a capstone to good policy in the DA’s office, but there have been no horrendous defeats either. There are no shortages of campaign issues in any race amongst Carson City politicians and the DA’s office is no exception. However, with so little time left before the election, it’s doubtful that we will see real differences in these candidates. Voter concerns abound but thus far have failed to produce substantive cause to vote either way.

7 THOUGHTS ON “DULL AS DIRT”

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

    What a desperate attempt by Mark Krueger and Neil Rombardo to try and win votes in the upcoming election for District Attorney. How about doing some real work over there. I don’t see how these two guys ever made it to their current positions. The Board of Supervisors should be ashamed of themselves for giving these two guys the time of the day. Jason Woodbury should stand up and call these guys out for all of their buffoonery. Neil Rombardo is the biggest joke of a DA I think Nevada has ever witnessed.

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

    I think Rombardo and Krueger together have made a mockery of the DA’s office and justice being served here in Carson City. Did anyone catch the pathetic misuse of taxpayer dollars at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting? Two months before the election, Rombardo and Krueger roll out this DAWG program, which provides a therapy dog to victims of “crimes of secrecy” as Krueger stated. Krueger stated that the Carson City DAs Office is the first prosecutorial entity in Nevada to use such a dog. He must have not done his research. Washoe County Juvenile Detention has been using a therapy dog for quite some time so Krueger’s assertion is incorrect. I’d like to see the research he’s on therapy dogs since he says he done quite a bit. His message sure wasn’t too convincing. I don’t doubt that having a therapy dog to comfort victims of crime is a good thing. However, considering the timing and the two people pushing this program, I don’t see it as nothing more but free campaign time. Rombardo seems to want Krueger to win really bad, and Krueger seems like he will do or say anything to become DA. Many attorneys in the area believe that Krueger will turn around and give Rombardo a job if he is elected. I personally am beginning to wonder if such is true. If this is the direction that justice is headed in our community, shame on the supervisors for supporting such silly and ales serving programs.

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

    I would really like some information about the District Attorney’s race. Since your website is providing information regarding the politics in Carson City, this may be the forum that lets individuals freely (while respectfully) voice their opinions and knowledge about those running for election. I don’t think the citizens really understand and are aware of the constant turnover at the DA’s office under the current administration. It would be good to know about the past dealings of each candidate. I hear that the current assistant DA, Mark Krueger, actually sued his own board of County Commissioners during his time as Assistant DA in Lyon County because they refused to give employees in the DAs office a pay raise, although wages had been frozen for every County employee, regardless of department. Krueger has also run for Justice of the Peace and District Court Judge in Carson City and lost. I am not sure of his motive to become DA, other than to be in a position of power. I just think that some of these issues need to be brought to light so that voters can make a well informed decision come election time.

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

    Does Krueger plan on keeping Rombardo on his staff if he were to become DA? Many people would like to know this. Maybe “author” can look into this. Rombardo probably doesnt have anything lined up so the voters should know if Krueger would look out for his current boss or not.

  5. My observations- Krueger is going to the media for every case outcome and sentence the DA’s office is involved with. It looks like a last ditch effort to get the people to vote for him. I don’t think Krueger should get any kudos because the outcomes of these cases are what they are. Doesn’t take much skill to convict someone who walks into a restaraunt and pulls out a gun in front of a group of customers.How about letting the public know who your endorsements are and how you will do things different than what Rombardo has, Krueger.

  6. I couldn’t help but notice that the Nevada appeal reported the Olive Garden story and didn’t mention Krueger’s name. Almost seems as if Kruger didn’t like how the story was reported and so he reached out to carsonnow.org. I think it’s funny that his way of campaigning consists of just reposting every “free” media story to his campaign page.

  7. I too would like to know what these candidates are doing out in the community. I have researched both candidates and I was able to see that Woodbury is out and about going door to door and attending many events so that the public can get a better understanding of him and the job he plans to do if elected our next DA. Woodbury just seems to put more effort into his campaign, and seems to have support from a variety of people.

    Krueger, on the other hand, seems to not be doing much. As some in the community have stated, he seems to be using his current position to grab attention. Going to the board of supervisors and to the media to push his campaign seems to be his norm. I am just calling it like I see it. As a voter, I have no clue of what he is doing on the campaign trail. I was speaking with someone who knows Krueger and was told he likes to play the “gotcha” game. When I asked what that meant, I was told that Krueger is the type who will do stuff in secret so that if he doesnt get the outcome he is looking for, he can downplay his efforts.

    I guess I’d like to know if he is going door to door. Did he attend the Democratic “meet the candidates” gig a fee a sundays ago? Who in the community supports him?

    Anyone who follows the current happenings in the local courts are aware of the problems at the DAs office. Even the author of this site can verify that there are staffing probelms and high turnover there. If what I am posting seems like an attack on Krueger, it isn’t. I just want honest and truthful information from both candidates. I have seen too many times where candidates have given little effort when campaigning, and I dont think being elected DA is a job that should be obtained by giving minimal effort. So, I ask that both candidates just give the voters more infromation.

    I hope Krueger reads this site because maybe he can respond to my concerns. I would hope he proceeds to let us all know what efforts he is engaging in because as it stands now, the media updates to his campaign and facebook page with the Neil Rombardo likes for things he is SUPPOSED to be doing in his current position just aren’t convincing enough.

Election 2014: Carson City DA candidates spar over prosecution delays, victim services, Mark Krueger’s EPIC FAIL

The DA Actions Starts here: http://youtu.be/-Xi9Zmdg5Mg?t=16m27s

A voters forum featuring a discussion on Carson City Question 1, candidates for district attorney, as well as candidates for assembly district 40 and senate district 16.
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters, American Association of University Women, Sierra Nevada Forums, and Partnership Carson City. This is the 3rd of 4 Forums.

Kaempfer Crowell - Jason D. Woodbury

Jason D. Woodbury

Carson City’s two candidates for District Attorney sparred over delays in prosecuting sensitive cases, victim services and other issues at the League of Women Voters candidate forum Monday night.

Jason Woodbury said one of his principal issues is inexcusable delays in prosecuting cases where children and the elderly are the victims.

He said he would “take ownership of that issue” and ensure prosecution isn’t delayed unless necessary.

But Assistant DA Mark Krueger said the problem is being caused by some of Woodbury’s supporters — members of the Public Defender’s staff.

“Those same defense attorneys are the ones that cause the delay in cases, the ones that go before the court and ask for the delays,” he said.

Asked if they support creating a child advocate system for Carson City, Krueger said the office has a victim and witness services team but that he would support a child advocacy center.mark krueger

“We need to be realistic in what we can expect,” said Woodbury. “Carson City is not of a size that could support a child center.” Woodbury said the capital has a CASA program and individuals in the community to help with those services.

Woodbury said one of his concerns is the turnover rate in the current DA’s office.

“When over 40 employees have come and gone in a 21 person office, that tells you something is wrong,” he said. “It’s going to take a culture change.”

Krueger said most employees left for better jobs or retirement. He said the team in place now is strong and stable.

Asked about the open meeting law Krueger said the Board of Supervisor meetings are open, but the city manager “has the opportunity to meet (privately) with his department heads.” Krueger said he would make certain the open meeting law is followed to the letter.

Woodbury too said he would ensure the open meeting law is followed but he supported the ability for the manager to have private meetings with members of the board.

“These individual meetings have value,” he said. “We need supervisors to have a lot of information that can’t necessarily be conveyed in a public meeting.”

Both touted their backgrounds. Krueger said he was chief deputy in Lyon County for six years before becoming assistant DA in Carson City two years ago and is now preparing for his 40th major criminal trial.

“I’m a team leader and have the ability to make this office run smoothly if given the opportunity,” he said.

Woodbury said after law school, he was a clerk for District Judge Mike Griffin before being hired by then-DA Noel Waters. He was a prosecutor for four years, mostly handling criminal matters. After that, he signed on with Kaempfer Crowell, a major Nevada law firm with offices statewide and now handles primarily commercial business litigation.

He said he would enhance training within the DA’s office and open up opportunities for employee advancement.

“It’s not a stepping stone,” he said. “I don’t want to be judge. I don’t want to be on the Board of Supervisors. There’s a job to be done and I want to be elected to get that job done.”

Interview – Jason Woodbury, Carson City District Attorney by NANCY DALLAS on SEPTEMBER 4, 2014

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JASON WOODBURY

(vs Mark Krueger)

This is a non-partisan race.  Both candidates are Republican.

This is an open seat

Email: woodburycampaign@gmail.com

Website:  www.jasonwoodbury.com

Please submit a short personal resume:

  • Born in Reno, raised in Elko
  • Graduate of University of Nevada and University of Utah School of Law
  • Served as law clerk for Judge Michael Griffin, 1998
  • Worked in criminal and civil divisions of the Carson City District Attorney’s office under Noel Waters, 1999 to 2003
  • Instructor at Western Nevada College in courses on Criminal Law, Evidence and Criminal Procedure
  • Private practice since 2003
  • Named Partner in statewide law firm, Kaempfer Crowell, in 2009
  • Boys & Girls Club board member since 2003; President in 2008
  • 2011 graduate of Leadership Carson City
  • “AV” preeminent rating (highest available) by Martindale-Hubbell peer review
  • Named as Nevada Business Magazine’s “Legal Elite” – 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America® in Commercial Litigation – 2013
  • Married to Stacy; Children: Noah Jennings, Chloe and Peter Woodbury

1.  This is an open position. Define your strengths and why you would better serve Carson City in this position than your opponent.

My broad base of experience has prepared me to be District Attorney.  Eleven years ago, I was a veteran deputy in the Carson City D.A.’s office under Noel Waters.  I had worked in both the criminal and civil divisions.  I was a pretty darn good trial lawyer—never lost a jury trial as a prosecutor, in fact.  And I suppose if someone had asked me whether I was ready to be D.A., I would have said, “yes.”

But I would have been wrong.

I have spent the last 11 years in private practice.  During that time, I have represented all sorts of clients—from one person shops to the largest businesses in Nevada, from people charged with crimes to children removed from unsafe homes.  This experience has sharpened my skills and matured my judgment—allowing me to consider all perspectives and craft innovative solutions.

I have the benefit of lessons only small business teaches.   I’ve learned how to recruit, develop and respect personnel, and to build a team and instill within them personal pride in doing first-rate work.  I’ve managed tight budgets without sacrificing quality of work.

Some say you can’t run the District Attorney’s office with the same professionalism and standards of a private firm.  Watch me.

2.  Under what circumstances, if ever, do you believe a plea bargain is appropriate?

Without question, some criminal cases simply must go to trial.  There are occasions when a crime is so horrific or a criminal is so depraved that only a jury’s verdict can extract justice.  And in such circumstances, the attorneys in my office would not consider a plea bargain.

But when utilized sensibly, plea bargains complement and promote the paramount objective of the criminal system—justice.  More sledgehammer than scalpel, the law sometimes treats very different conduct as if it was the same.  For instance, take the mother who steals food to feed hungry children.   She has technically committed the same crime as the thief who steals jewelry to feed only his own greed.   Obviously, those cases do not warrant the same punishment.  A plea bargain affords prosecutors an opportunity to fashion a punishment which fits the crime.  And the criminal.

Finances play a role, too.  According to the Nevada Department of Public Safety’s Uniform Crime Report, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office made 2,732 adult arrests in 2013.  If every one of those arrests resulted in a criminal trial, each of the four adult courts in Carson City would have to complete, on average, almost three criminal trials per day to process all those arrests through trial.  That’s practically and fiscally impossible.

If I am elected, I will closely monitor cases to ensure plea bargains are sensible and fit the circumstances.  But rest assured—when a case needs to go to trial it will be tried.

3.  As the Carson City District Attorney, what do you believe would be your three or four greatest challenges and how would you address them? 

  • Office instability

The District Attorney’s office has 21 employees.  Since 2007, over 40 have left.  Some turnover is expected, but this alarming rate means something is wrong.  This extraordinary turnover affects work quality, is inefficient and results in higher costs to taxpayers.  Solving this problem requires more than a tweak from current management.  It’s going to take strong leadership, fresh ideas and renewed commitment.

I plan to address this problem in three ways.  First, we will be proactive in hiring—recruiting the people we want in the office, not passively settling for job applicants.  Second, we will revitalize the training process to ensure team members have the tools they need to succeed.  And third, when we have well-qualified, well-trained people in place I will trust them to do their job.  Get good people, instill within them personal pride for their work, give them policy direction, trust them to do their job, and just watch what this office can do for Carson City.

  • Justice Delayed

Justice has two sides.  Criminal defendants are entitled to a fair, speedy, public trial.  So are victims.  But sometimes victims are re-victimized by a frustratingly slow system.  An eventual conviction is no consolation to victims forced to endure such a lengthy prosecution that they no longer care about the result.  Cases which involve children or elderly persons deserve special attention to ensure swift progress.

If elected, my office will closely monitor the pace of prosecutions.  We will work with people involved in the justice system to review procedures and ensure they permit only those delays which serve the interest of justice.  Most importantly, we will maintain constant contact with victims about the progress of cases.

  • Community Watchdog

Most folks are busy living their lives and don’t have time to watch local government very closely.  As the City’s civil lawyer, a big part of the District Attorney’s job is ensuring officials follow laws which protect the public trust.  If elected, my office will offer annual presentations to City officials explaining their legal obligations.  An attorney will be continuously available to answer questions, research issues, and offer advice.  Most importantly, a citizen who calls the D.A.’s office with concerns will not be treated with hostility.  Concerned citizens can be assured I am as interested in addressing such issues as they are.  If they are willing, we will work together to understand, investigate and resolve the concern.

4.  It is a long campaign season. Many accusations and assertions are made by candidates. Are there any specific charges or assertions made by your opponent, or others, that you feel are inaccurate or unfair that you would like to answer to?

This is my first run for office.  And from day one, I have been guided by the three campaign principles articulated by Nancy Bilyeu when she was chair of the Nevada Republican Party:

  1. Respect your opponent.
  2. Discuss the issues.
  3. Treat voters as adults.

Rumors, gossip and personal attacks have no place in my campaign.  And I trust the voters to sort fact from fiction and to determine what information is relevant to my qualifications and abilities to serve as District Attorney.

5.  Please use this space to elaborate on any specific issue(s) of concern.

When you rise in a courtroom and say you represent the people of Carson City, the hair on the back of your neck should stand as you recognize the magnitude of this responsibility.  To me, the District Attorney’s office is neither a stepping stone nor a career.  It’s a mission.

Too many good people have left our D.A.’s office.  Too many cases are taking too long to prosecute.  Carson City needs to fill this open seat with a District Attorney who will improve relationships with courts and law enforcement, someone who has successfully practiced in the private sector, controlled a budget, made a payroll and managed personnel with respect.

That’s me.

I would appreciate your vote.

Editor’s Note:

I have asked Republican candidates in the Carson City District Attorney and Supervisor races & the Lyon County Sheriff’s and Commissioner races to participate in an online interview

The interview responses will be posted in full, unedited as submitted on NewsDesk (www.ndbynd.com), the CCRW website (www.ccrwclub.org) and the Carson City Central Committee website (www.ccrccgop.com), and all other GOP associated websites that wish to do so.   The responses will be emailed to the membership of each organization, with reposting of any interview by interested parties strongly encouraged.

The purpose of these interviews is to allow our Republican candidates the opportunity to state their positions in their own words, describe how they differ from their opponent’s positions and why they would better serve their local government better than their opponent.

Nancy Dallas, Publisher/Editor NewsDesk (Est. January 2003)

Former Nevada district attorney Gary Woodbury charged with battery Elko Justice court schedules Woodbury trial for January

Former Elko DA Gary Woodbury went to the concession stand, and the reserve deputies followed him and asked him to leave the fairgrounds. He reportedly said, “F— you, arrest me,” according to the criminal complaint.
ELKO — Trial is set for former district attorney Gary Woodbury, who is accused of pushing a reserve sheriff deputy in the back at the 2013 Elko County Fair.

An arraignment hearing was scheduled Wednesday, but Woodbury — who hired local law firm Lockie & Macfarlan to represent him — filed an appearance waiver and the simple battery case will continue to trial. It is scheduled for Jan. 13, according to justice court.

Woodbury served as district attorney for 16 years. He works as a private practice lawyer, has been appointed counsel for numerous defendants, and continues to do work for the county in a Jarbidge road lawsuit.

fuckthepoliceHe was charged with battery, a misdemeanor.

Under Nevada law, a person can be charged with a gross misdemeanor if they commit battery on a person who “possesses some or all of the powers of a peace officer.”

Because the case is pending, prosecuting attorney Michael Bongard declined to comment on the attorney general office’s decision to charge Woodbury with the lesser crime.

The charges stem from an alleged confrontation at the Elko County Fairgrounds, after a reserve officer, at the request of fair staff, asked attendees milling in a walkway to disperse, according to a charging document. Woodbury allegedly refused to listen, swore at the deputy, and later pushed him from behind.

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ELKO — Trial is set for former district attorney Gary Woodbury, who is accused of pushing a reserve sheriff deputy in the back at the 2013 Elko County Fair.

An arraignment hearing was scheduled Wednesday, but Woodbury — who hired local law firm Lockie & Macfarlan to represent him — filed an appearance waiver and the simple battery case will continue to trial. It is scheduled for Jan. 13, according to justice court.

Woodbury served as district attorney for 16 years. He works as a private practice lawyer, has been appointed counsel for numerous defendants, and continues to do work for the county in a Jarbidge road lawsuit.

He was charged with battery, a misdemeanor.

Under Nevada law, a person can be charged with a gross misdemeanor if they commit battery on a person who “possesses some or all of the powers of a peace officer.”

Because the case is pending, prosecuting attorney Michael Bongard declined to comment on the attorney general office’s decision to charge Woodbury with the lesser crime.

The charges stem from an alleged confrontation at the Elko County Fairgrounds, after a reserve officer, at the request of fair staff, asked attendees milling in a walkway to disperse, according to a charging document.

Woodbury allegedly refused to listen, swore at the deputy, and later pushed him from behind.

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!

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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.

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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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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.

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce will host a forum May 21 for primary election candidates

Were’ going to show up, protest and ask Mark Krueger and Sheriff Furlong some interesting questions… But wait, Mark Krueger has dropped out of this event! Stay tuned…

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But it now looks like Mark “Freddy” Krueger is NOT GOING TO SHOW UP! DID HE DROP OUT OF THE RACE AFTER BEING DISGRACED? 

  • 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.
  • 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.
    Dr Joseph McEllistrem

    Dr. JOSEPH MCELLISTREM

    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.

  • Carson City Jail nurse practitioner David Ramsey

    David Ramsey

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.

 

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:

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Krueger is one of 10 Plaintiffs in a complaint filed in July against the Lyon County Commission, County Manager and Comptroller.  The complaint contests a recent decision by the County to freeze a 2.5-percent merit pay hike for certain non-union employees.  (See related stories on NewsDesk below).  The complaint was filed through Krueger’s private Carson City practice.

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Former Deputy DA Jason Woodbury says he’s running for Carson City District Attorney against corrupt assistant DA Mark Krueger.

“Being elected District Attorney of Carson City would fulfill a dream I have had since I first set foot in a courtroom,” said Woodbury, 41, in a news release. “This is my first run for office, and no one is going to mistake me for a smooth politician. My only campaign strategy is to give this community an honest, straightforward look at who I am and what I stand for. I hope once they see my experience and our common values, Carson City voters will be convinced I am the right choice for District Attorney.”

Carson City District Attorney Neil A. Rombardo said in September that he was not going to to run for re-election.

Woodbury has spent his entire legal career practicing in Carson City, beginning in 1998 when he was hired as law clerk for Judge Michael Griffin. He joined the Carson City District Attorney’s Office as a Deputy District Attorney from 1999 to 2003 before entering private practice.

Woodbury is a partner in the law firm Kaempfer Crowell, where he works primarily in civil litigation and criminal defense.

“My experience as a prosecutor is important — voters need to know they have a D.A. with the skill to enforce justice on behalf of the community. But that skill must be guided by seasoned judgment — the ability to recognize what justice is in a particular case and the background to calculate the most efficient and effective way to achieve that just result. During 10 plus years of private practice, I have represented businesses — from one person shops to the largest industries in Nevada. And I have represented individuals, including some charged with a criminal offense. My broad legal background would be a positive foundation for the Carson City District Attorney’s office,” Woodbury said in his news release.

Woodbury is a graduate of the University of Nevada in Reno, and completed law school at the University of Utah. He and his wife, Stacy, live in Carson City where they are raising three children.

“I am honored to have the support of many wonderful people who call Carson City home. I hope voters grant me an opportunity to serve this community which has been so good to me and my family,” Woodbury said.

The public is invited to a meet and greet Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Glen Eagles Restaurant.

For more information about Woodbury and his campaign, visit www.jasonwoodbury.com.

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

Candidates:

Carson City District Attorney:

Mark Krueger & Jasson Woodbury (9:00)

State Treasurer: Dan Schwartz (28:25)

State Attorney General Adam Laxalt (19:00)
Carson City Sheriff: Kenny Furlong (43:30), Don Gibson (50:30) & Daniel Gonzales (54:00)

Corrupt Carson City District Attorney Mark “Freddie” Krueger tries 2014 run to replace his disgraced corrupt boss DA Neil Rombardo

Carson City District Attorney Mark Krueger

Corrupt Carson City District Attorney Mark “Freddie” Krueger tries 2014 run to replace his disgraced corrupt boss DA Neil Rombardo

NOTE: Krueger is one of 10 Plaintiffs in a complaint filed in July against the Lyon County Commission, County Manager and Comptroller.  The complaint contests a recent decision by the County to freeze a 2.5-percent merit pay hike for certain non-union employees.  (See related stories on NewsDesk below).  The complaint was filed through Krueger’s private Carson City practice.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — Assistant District Attorney Mark Krueger announced his candidacy for Carson City District Attorney on Saturday.

As Assistant DA, Krueger has been second-in-command at the Carson City District Attorney’s Office since 2012, and leads a team of 22 professional and support staff.

“I have extensive experience working with city government and the criminal justice system,” he said. “Carson City needs an experienced prosecutor, civil litigator and team leader to fill the important role of District Attorney and I bring that to the table.”

Krueger previously served as Assistant District Attorney in Lyon County. In his 15-year career, Krueger has conducted over 35 criminal jury trials and has handled complex civil litigation. He has argued before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Nevada Supreme Court, and federal and state district courts throughout the state.

Krueger has also worked as a Senior Deputy Attorney General for the Attorney General’s Office; and a law clerk to the former judges Michael E. Fondi, William A. Maddox, and former Supreme Court Justice William A. Maupin.

www.kruegerforda.com

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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!
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March 2014 protest against corrupt assistant DA Mark Krueger in Carson City scandal involving trumped up charges against Ty Robben

County moves to dismiss Merit Pay Complaint

by Nancy Dallas on September 21, 2012

Lyon County officials on September 18, 2012 filed a motion with the Third Judicial District Court of Nevada to dismiss the complaint filed against them by the District Attorney, Assistant District Attorney, Sheriff and other plaintiffs; or, alternatively, to remove the District Attorney and Assistant District Attorney as Plaintiffs and the Assistant DA as Attorney.
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Lyon County Commissioners last week officially denied a claim filed against the County asking for a 2.5 percent merit pay increase for certain non-Association employees in fiscal year 2013.
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Assistant District Attorney Mark Krueger apparently will be leaving his Lyon County position effective September 21, 2012.   According to an August 22 email from District Attorney Robert Auer directed to County Manager Jeff Page and other County employees, Kureger has been hired as an Assistant District Attorney for Carson City.

NewsDesk has submitted an email to the Carson City District Attorney for confirmation of that hire.  The following is the content of the Auer email:
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DA and Sheriff set poor example

by admin on August 20, 2012

Regardless of what results come of the suit filed by District Attorney Robert Auer, Assistant District Attorney Mark Krueger, Sheriff Allen Veil and associated parties, in light of Lyon County’s financial woes all those linked to the filing of this complaint look like whiney, vindictive vultures.

They are certainly not in tune or in spirit with the cooperative attitude demonstrated by the vast majority of County employees – Association and non-Association members.

As noted in a previous commentary, the County Commissioners, with the support of County Manager Jeff Page and County Comptroller Josh Foli, set aside funding in the 2012-13 budget to cover potential costs upon settlement of the Employees Association and Sheriff’s Employees Association contract negotiations.  Negotiations had not been finalized prior to the required submittal of the budget and the beginning of the 2012-13 fiscal year.

In the final agreements the Employee’s Association decided to forego the 2.5 percent merit increase.  The Sheriff’s Employees Association pushed for and received the 2.5 percent merit increase.  Certain non-Association employees (supervisory personnel) feel they should receive the benefits gained by the Sheriff’s Employees Association.

First, as noted in a previous commentary, for 30 years – since the inception of employee associations in Lyon County – non-association personnel have been granted the same benefits/lack of benefits that the Employees Association contract granted.  If the non-association members who now feel they should instead be receiving the same benefits/or lack of benefits as the Sheriff’s Association employees, one must ask:

WHY DID THEY WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE CONTRACTS WERE FINALIZED TO VOICE THEIR DISSATISFACTION?  WHY DID THEY NOT MAKE THEIR DESIRE CLEAR DURING THE BUDGET WORKSHOPS AND PRIOR TO NEGOTIATIONS?

This whole scenario sounds like, looks like, feels like – a gang of poor losers.   Their team did not win under the standing rules, so they now want to change the rules and the score to their benefit!

According to County Manager Page, the commission’s decision to freeze the merit pay increase for those non-union (supervisory) personnel listed as Plaintiff’s saves the County an additional $80,100; however, in order to defend the County’s position a good portion of this money may now be needed for legal assistance instead of being used to meet some of the County’s many pressing needs.  And, if the commission decision is overturned by the court, $80,100 will have to be taken from other budget needs in order to pay the 2.5 percent merit increase to those employees claiming they deserve it. Costs of the County defending itself are not covered under its liability insurance.

The Board of Commissioners on Thursday (August 16) authorized County Manager Page to hire an attorney.  The County has hired Madelyn Shipman of Laxalt – Nomura. Her contract rates are $200.00/hour for her; $175.00/hour for an assistant attorney (if needed); and, $100.00/hour for a paralegal (if needed).

In light of DA Robert Auer’s threat to take the issue to court if the 2.5 percent increase for certain employees was not approved, some may suggest the commission (3 of the 5 members, anyway) should have simply conceded to the demands and threats of the DA and Sheriff, given the employees the 2.5 –percent increase and saved the county the potential costs of defending itself and, potentially, losing in a court battle.

I do not agree with this “easy way out”.  There are times when the commission must stand their ground, follow good conscience and take the principled path.  Three members of the Lyon County Commission voted to take that path.

According to the website www.transparentnevada.com,  two of the highest paid employees in Lyon County are Plaintiffs District Attorney Robert Auer and Sheriff Allen Veil; however, their salaries, along with other elected County officials, are established according to State Legislative guidelines and are not affected by the commissioners’ ruling.

  • Robert Auer:   Base Pay – $124,642    Total Pay & Benefits – $162,518
  • Allen Veil:        Base Pay – $103,351    Total Pay & Benefits – $157,196

According to County records, the salaries of the other County employee Plaintiffs in the complaint filed against the County are:

  • Chief Deputy SO Joseph Sanford   Base Pay – $103,120          Total Pay & Benefits – $157,060
  • Chief Deputy DA Mark Krueger     Base Pay – $111,517          Total Pay & Benefits – $148,708
  • Captain SO Pat Soukup                    Base Pay – $89,509            Total Pay & Benefits – $137,841
  • Captain SO Albert Torres                Base Pay – $83,565            Total Pay & Benefits – $131,046
  • Asst. DA Damian Sinnott                 Base  Pay – $73,092             Total Pay & Benefits – $92,256
  • Vicki Foster (Dayton JC)                  Base Pay – $36,795            Total Pay & Benefits – $54,297
  • Misty Edelfson (Dayton JC)              Base Pay – $40,289              Total Pay & Benefits – $53,982
  • Sarah Miller (Walker JC)                Base Pay – $34,715            Total Pay & Benefits – $47,592

The responsibility for this fiasco lies entirely on the shoulders of the two elected department heads – District Attorney Robert Auer and Sheriff Allen Veil.  They both should be very aware of the County’s 30-year policy in regards to non-union/supervisory personnel and Association contracts.  It is their responsibility to inform their employees of that policy – not be the instigators of this formal Complaint.

Again, the vast majority of Lyon County employees, supervisory personnel and department heads should be loudly commended.  They have shown an exemplary sense of team play and sacrifice during these very difficult financial times.  Many have much to complain about in regards to their lack of pay increases, loss of staffing, over-burdening of duties, et al; however, in spite of these hardships and related stresses, they have done their best to be team players – in the best interests of their fellow employees and Lyon County residents.

Think about it.

Nancy Dallas, Editor/Publisher
NewsDesk (Est. January 2003)

Carson City DA Neil Rombardo tries to justify his incompetence against complaint “This extreme — virtually unprecedented — delay should alarm Carson City”

From Nevada Appeal: Jason Woodbury: Delay on death penalty decision is cause for alarm

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And Carson City Judge John Tatro caught lying on the witness stand – DA Neil Rombardo caught giving Judge John Tatro a  “hand job” during testimony! See http://wp.me/p2cFpU-Qd

Note – In 2007 Neil Rombardo DID NOT seek the death penalty in 2007  – The death penalty will not be sought against David Winfield Mitchell, who is charged in the 1982 murder of an 18-year-old woman.

On April 6, police recovered the beaten body of William McCune in the Carson River. Within days, four people were arrested in connection with his murder. On April 10, District Attorney Neil Rombardo issued a press release stating he was considering the death penalty. He said a team would be assembled to help him make his decision.

SEE UPDATE ON ROMBARDO’S CORRUPT SIDEKICK RUNNING FOR CARSON CITY DA IN 2014 HERE:

https://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/tag/mark-krueger/

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neil rombardo is gayThree months later, on July 15, KRNV reported that Mr. Rombardo “might know by the end of this week.”

Six weeks later, we’re still waiting.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) — Carson City prosecutors might know by the end of this week whether they will seek the death penalty in the murder of William McCune.

The Carson City District Attorney, Neil Rombardo, told News 4 that he is waiting for the results of the autopsy on McCune before he makes a decision on whether to pursue the death penalty.

Prosecutors believe the 62-year-old McCune was beaten and robbed before his body was bound in duct tape and dumped in the Carson River.   He had worked as the head state’s insurance division.

Last Friday, defense attorneys for four people accused in the crime began laying the groundwork for a potential death penalty case. Defense attorneys painted the victim, McCune, as having a “darker side,” asking the judge for permission to obtain court records and information regarding sexual offenses allegedly committed by McCune including information on an arrest of McCune back in 1977 on felony charges of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and aggravated crime against nature. Both the D.A. and judge agreed to the defense’s request. The defense says this information is key

The defendants in this case are all young, with youngest being age 20. The Washoe County Coroner’s Office is expected to provide information from the medical examiner’s office on how McCune died, including McCune’s toxicology report.

This extreme — virtually unprecedented — delay should alarm Carson City.  Continue reading