Tom GregoryGovernor Brian Sandoval announced the appointment of Thomas Wayne Gregory of Genoa to the Ninth Judicial District Court vacancy. Gregory will replace Nevada Appeals Court Judge Michael Gibbons, an inaugural appointee to the newly created Nevada Court of Appeals. The selection was made following interviews with the three finalists who were recommended by the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection.

“Thomas Gregory has established himself as a seasoned and well respected member of the legal community in northern Nevada. His commitment to the rule of law, reputation for integrity, and knowledge of Nevada law give me the confidence that he will be an outstanding judge,” said Governor Brian Sandoval.

A native Nevadan, Thomas Gregory graduated from Douglas High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California and his Juris Doctorate Degree from the McGeorge School of Law in 1994.

Following law school, Gregory was admitted to the Nevada State Bar and served as a law clerk for the Ninth Judicial District Court. He then worked for the Nevada State Public Defender’s Office in Carson City. Gregory’s experience also includes time as a Deputy District Attorney in White Pine County and Washoe County District Attorney’s Office. In 2003, Gregory opened a private practice where he gained experience in family law, civil law, and the juvenile justice system.

He returned to public service in 2007 to work as a Deputy District Attorney in Douglas County. He currently serves as the Chief Deputy District Attorney for the Criminal Division of the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office.

Mr. Gregory resides in Genoa, NV with his wife and daughters. He is an active member of his community.


Greetings Ms. Sweet: I strongly oppose both Neil Rombardo and Mark Krueger for Eighth Judicial District Court Judge based on the following:

NACE President Steve Tuttle presents the Star Award to State Court Administrator Robin Sweet in Carson City. Photo Courtesy of David Gordon, Judicial Education, Supreme Court AOC.


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Douglas county district court

A total of 13 lawyers have applied for the Ninth Judicial District seat vacated by Michael Gibbons.

Gibbons left the post after being named to the newly-created Intermediate Appellate Court.

The list of applicants includes several well known lawyers from the Carson-Douglas area including former SCANDALOUS Carson District Attorney Neil Rombardo and his CORRUPT Assistant DA Mark Krueger.

bad judgeAlso on the list is former director of the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline, Caren Cafferata-Jenkins, former head of the state Ethics Commission.

The appointment is open to all Nevada lawyers with at least two years residency in the state and 10 years of legal experience.

The others who applied are Deputy AG Andrea Barraclough, Evan Beavers of the state Business and Industry Department, Las Vegas lawyer Chris Davis, Tom Gregory and Doug Ritchie of the Douglas DA’s office, James Hales of Minden, Cassandra Jones of Gardnerville and Doug Rands of Reno.

The Judicial Selection Commission will now conduct background investigations, accept public comment and interview the candidates.

The commission then recommends three finalists to the governor who makes the final decision on who to appoint.

The appointee serves until the next General Election when he or she must run for the office to keep it.



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Looks like a mass exudus from the carson city DA’s office. Employees are sick of Rombardo’s temper tantrums. Plus, the dude is getting divorced because he screwed one of his deputies.

See 13 apply for Nevada’s Ninth Judicial District seat – The list of applicants includes several well known lawyers from the Carson-Douglas area including former corrupt Carson District Attorney Neil Rombardo and his corrupt Assistant DA Mark Krueger.

The Commission invites written public comments about the qualifications of the applicants.

Comments regarding the applicants in the Ninth Judicial District should be submitted in writing by February 13, 2015.

Comments concerning the applicants in the Eighth Judicial District should be submitted in writing by March 5, 2015.


Send written comments to:

Mark Krueger Carson City, Nevada

Mark Krueger Carson City, Nevada

Robin Sweet
Secretary, Commission on Judicial Selection
Nevada Supreme Court
201 S. Carson St., Suite 250
Carson City, Nevada, 89701

Greetings Ms. Sweet:

I strongly oppose both Neil Rombardo and Mark Krueger for Eighth Judicial District Court Judge based on the following:
1.  Neil Rombardo and Mark Krueger filed false criminal charges against me Todd “Ty” Robben and all charges were dismissed by Douglas DA Mark Jackson who acted as a “special prosecutor” since  Neil Rombardo and Mark Krueger were disqualified in the process. I am now suing  Neil Rombardo and Mark Krueger in federal court. See the details here: Robben vs Carson City et al
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3. Here’s what Neil Rombardo’s forer DA’s think of him
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Looks like a mass exudus from the carson city DA’s office. Employees are sick of Rombardo’s temper tantrums. Plus, the dude is getting divorced because he screwed one of his deputies.

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4. The Public Defender in Carson City had problems with Neil Rombardo and Mark Krueger and campaigned for the new Carson City DA Jason Woodbury. Neil Rombardo and Mark Krueger attempted to get rid of the Carson City Public Defender’s office (A State agency). Neil Rombardo and Mark Krueger did not work well with the Public Defender and other defense lawyers which resulted in more court dates, motions and higher costs and time efficiency.Mark Krueger for Carson City DA no way

5. The voters of Carson City did not elect Mark Krueger as DA in 2014. Mark Krueger has lost every election he ran for in Carson City. I hear that the former 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.

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.

mark krueger corrupt DA protestHe 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.mark krueger

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.

Carson City District Attorney Neil Rombardo

Carson City District Attorney Neil Rombardo

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.da neil rombardo corrupt

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.


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.

neil rombardo scandal“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.Neil Rombardo corrupt

“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.”


neil rombardo is an fucked up assholeWoodbury 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.judge tatro

“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.


Thank You,

-Ty Robben

Armed And Dangerous – The CHP has put out an alert regarding an armed and dangerous man in the area. The man is driving a white Honda Civic with a Nevada license plate of 811LMV and may be armed with a gun. Officer Nick Norton says the man is coming from Topaz Lake, Nevada via the Highway 108 corridor heading to Stockton. He was last sighted in the Kennedy Meadows area.

The CHP has put out an alert regarding an armed and dangerous man in the area. The man is driving a white Honda Civic with a Nevada license plate of 811LMV 


Robert Schwerer, 23, of Minden, Nevada, is wanted for battery on a peace officer.

Sonora, CA — The CHP has put out an alert regarding an armed and dangerous man in the area.  The man is driving a white Honda Civic with a Nevada license plate of 811LMV and may be armed with a gun.  Officer Nick Norton says the man is coming from Topaz Lake, Nevada via the Highway 108 corridor heading to Stockton.

Robert Schwerer, 23, of Minden, Nevada, is wanted for battery on a peace officer.

He was last sighted in the Kennedy Meadows area. “He is wanted for a felony warrant out of Nevada,” says Officer Nick Norton.  “If anyone sees the vehicle, do not contact him or try to stop him.  Please call 911 and give a good location of where he might be, like a mile marker.” Norton says the man has a felony warrant out of Nevada , but he did not have more details on the warrant. The CHP is out in full force looking for the vehicle at this time. Update:1:35 pm: The CHP reports there has been no sightings of the car, but officers continue to patrol the Highway 108 corridor in search of the car.

Video surfaces of the Stateline, Nevada beating of Mike Burnhart by various law enforcement including SLTPD, EDSO and the Douglas County Sheriff

Mike Barnhart beaten at Stateline by cops

Mike Barnhart beaten at Stateline by cops

Video surfaces of the Stateline, Nevada beating of Mike Burnhart by various law enforcement including South Lake Tahoe Police SLTPD, El Dorado Sheriff  EDSO and the Douglas County Sheriff. DCSO

According to Mike Barnhart, he was just shooting some video of the  Douglas County Sheriff blocking the road.

The cops falsely claimed there was a “crime scene” and attacked Mr. Barhhart. Somehow the South Lake Tahoe Police sltpdSLTPD, El Dorado Sheriff  EDSO got involved and Mike Barnhart was arrested and charged for obstruction and resisting arrest.

The whole thing is in the Justice Court, Judge Richard Glasson presiding, at the Stateline, NV courthouse.

Supreme Court Inaction Boosts Right To Record Police Officers

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 11/27/2012

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a decision by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocking the enforcement of an Illinois eavesdropping law. The broadly written law — the most stringent in the country — makes it a felony to make an audio recording of someone without their permission, punishable by four to 15 years in prison.

Many states have similar “all-party consent” laws, which mean one must get the permission of all parties to a conversation before recording it. But in all of those states — except for Massachusetts and Illinois — the laws include a provision that the parties being recorded must have a reasonable expectation of privacy for it to be a crime to record them.

The Illinois law once included such a provision, but it was removed by the state legislature in response to an Illinois Supreme Court ruling that threw out the conviction of a man accused of recording police from the back of a squad car. That ruling found that police on the job have no reasonable expectation of privacy.

The Illinois and Massachusetts laws have been used to arrest people who attempt to record on-duty police officers and other public officials. In one of the more notorious cases, Chicago resident Tiawanda Moore was arrested in 2010 when she attempted to use her cell phone to record officers in a Chicago police station.

Moore had come to the station to report an alleged sexual assault by a Chicago cop, and says she became frustrated when internal affairs officers allegedly bullied her and attempted to talk her out of filing the report. Moore was eventually acquitted.police_brutality

The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, which is planning a police accountability project in Chicago that will involve recording police while they’re on duty. The organization wanted to be sure its employees and volunteers wouldn’t be charged with felonies.

The 7th Circuit Court found a specific First Amendment right to record police officers. It’s the second federal appeals court to strike down a conviction for recording police. In August 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit ruled that a man wrongly arrested for recording cops could sue the arresting officers for violating his First Amendment rights.

That decision also found a broad First Amendment right to record on-duty government officials in public: “Gathering information about government officials in a form that can readily be disseminated to others serves a cardinal First Amendment interest in protecting and promoting ‘the free discussion of governmental affairs.'” And in fact, in that it strips police who make such arrests of their immunity from lawsuits, it’s an even stronger opinion. Of course, the police themselves rarely pay damages in such suits — taxpayers do.

The Supreme Court’s refusal to grant certiorari in the case doesn’t necessarily mean the justices endorse the lower court’s ruling. But it does mean that at least six of the current justices weren’t so opposed to the ruling that they felt the case needed to be heard.

The 1st and 7th circuit decisions mean that it is now technically legal to record on-duty police officers in every state in the country. Unfortunately, people are still being arrested for it. Police officers who want to make an arrest to intimidate would-be videographers can always use broadly written laws that prohibit public disorder, interfering with a police officer, or similar ordinances that give law enforcement wide discretion.

The charges are almost always either subsequently dropped or dismissed in court, but by then the innocent person has been illegally detained, arrested, sometimes jailed, and possibly paid expensive legal fees.

Journalist Carlos Miller, who has been arrested multiple times for recording police, documents such cases on a daily basis. He has also documented countless cases in which police officers have deleted incriminating video from cell phones — a crime in and of itself.

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Charges filed in Justin Bro’s Bail Bonds ‘Bounty Hunter’ case

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Bounty Hunter Doug Lewis of Nevada Bail Enforcement is charged with 5 counts in El Dorado County. Mr. Lewis was contracted with Justin Brothers Bail Bonds of Carson City and Reno, NV.

See the taser lawsuit story here

Apparently Mr.Lewis also fails to have a current Nevada Business License!

 Entity Name  NV Business ID  Status  Type
NEVADA BAIL ENFORCEMENT, LLC NV20041305929 Permanently Revoked Domestic Limited-Liability Company

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