Reno Judge Scott Pearson gets protested by Mike Weston Judge Pearson will not reverse the fraudulent “conviction” of Mike Weston even though the State and Washoe County DA has no objections to vacating the fraudulent “conviction” of Mike Weston

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Update August 2015: Judge Pearson will not reverse the fraudulent “conviction” of Mike Weston even though the State and Washoe County DA has no objections to vacating the fraudulent “conviction” of Mike Weston and admits to altering the dash cam video in court docs. Mike plans to continue the protest in August 2015 in front of the Washoe courthouse in Reno, Nevada.

2016 update: MIKE WESTON -2016 NEW MOTION TO VACATE

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Nevada Highway Patrol protests

June 27, 2012 – Mike Weston has filed a motion to vacate his “conviction” of the criminal obstruction/delay of a peace officer in the Reno court. Local media assured Mike and NVwatchdog that they will pursue this story and Mike will take a lie detector test and he challenges NHP trooper Bowers to do the same for the press investigation and NVwatchdog’s investigation. So far NHP is not commenting officially or returning calls for public comments.

Some anonymous people are posting various thoughts on the clock in question as being video storage/memory time remaining on the dash cam. However, NHP originally stated the time was the troopers time on and/or remaining on duty. We need to know what make and model is the recorder? Is there a history of time defects on the said recorder, etc. As of June 2, 2012 NHP refuses to answer any questions. It is suspected that the military time clock was superimposed, but NHP failed to correctly alter the time on duty clock. We want to get these facts right and we need NHP to be forthcoming with information to which they have not.

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Nevada Highway Patrol protests DA DICK GAMMICK

On the you tube time stamp 45:43 Mike approaches trooper Bowers and report he was nearly run off the road by the SUV/truck Bowers pulled over. This is the moment at around 45:43 to 45:49 where the tape is missing dialog of Mike explaining the situation. The cars traveling east show inconsistent headlight trails frame by frame. We hope the local press fact finders can assist in the video analysis done by a profession reputable company for an experts opinion on this matter.

This project is a work in progress, • I’ll produce a part II to this that covers the court transcripts and more. NHP visited the evidence room twice and then told Mike the tape was destroyed. NHP did not produce the tape for discovery on time for the court. NHP gave Mike a copy without the sound originally.

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Mike Weston protests Reno Judge Scott Pearson

Furthermore if you listen to the entire recording of the NHP incident, it is very, very clear Bowers had a grudge against Mike related to a previous complaint against Bowers for unprofessional conduct when Mike reported icy roads and a car accident.

Again, listen the the entire incident and Mike initially reports he was terrorized by the SUV/truck Bowers had just pulled over for speeding. Mike’s conduct was proper considering the situation and Mike complied with the troopers orders. Bowers even acknowledges Mike did nothing wrong at time-stamp 16:20 It is very evident the trooper Bowers acted under the color of law and committed perjury by retaliating against Mike Weston. Ed Bowers is the classic example of a cop with an ax to grind against someone.

Congressional Testimony: Mike Weston to Bill Windsor of Lawless America in Carson City, Nevada

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Former Las Vegas cop Morris Mattingly gets prison time in HOA takeover scheme

A retired Las Vegas police lieutenant was sentenced to 366 days in federal prison Wednesday for his role in the scheme to defraud and take over Las Vegas-area homeowners associations.

Morris Mattingly, 54, who was director of security for the scheme’s central figure, former construction company boss Leon Benzer, also was ordered to serve three years of supervised release after prison and pay a share of $190,417 in restitution.

U.S. District Judge James Mahan said Mattingly, a Benzer-controlled board member at Vistana, abused his position of trust during the multimillion-dollar scheme by helping steer construction defect work to Benzer’s company.

Federal prosecutors have alleged that Benzer swindled the Vistana HOA out of more than $7 million for construction repairs that weren’t completed.bad cop

Mattingly apologized for his actions, telling Mahan he made a “very, very stupid judgment” he’ll regret the rest of his life.

His lawyer, Andrew Leavitt, said Mattingly was held to a higher standard in the community because of his former position as a police officer and, as a result, suffered extra shame and humiliation.

“He’s paid his price,” Leavitt said. “Nobody is going to punish him more than he’s punished himself.”

Two other key players in the massive takeover scheme, which involved a dozen HOAs between 2003 and 2009, avoided prison time on Wednesday.

Mahan sentenced former attorney Brian Jones, who admitted helping rig HOA elections at Vistana and Chateau Nouveau, both in the southwest valley, to three years of supervised release.

Jones, 41, who worked for the politically connected law firm Kummer Kaempfer Bonner Renshaw as the scheme unfolded, also was ordered to pay a share of $10,000 in restitution. His former firm, which lobbied local governments, disbanded in 2009, months after Jones moved to Utah and gave up practicing law.

Jones admitted in court that he made a “bad decision” that ruined his once-promising legal career. He said he now teaches at a Utah college.

Lisa Kim —who ran Platinum Community Services, which managed the Vistana HOA at Benzer’s direction — was sentenced to eight months of home confinement and three years of supervised release. Prosecutors had sought prison time for Kim, who admitted participating in election rigging at Vistana.

Defense lawyer Charles Kelly said Kim, who now runs a small house cleaning business, “lost basically everything” and made amends by being one of the first to cooperate in the long-running investigation.

Kim, 51, whose assistance was praised by lead prosecutor Charles La Bella, apologized to Mahan and tearfully said she regretted becoming involved in the takeover scheme.

All three defendants pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and cooperated with the government. Mattingly and Jones testified at the federal trial of former Benzer attorney Keith Gregory and three other defendants, who were convicted in March.

Kim also pleaded guilty in a related bank fraud scheme involving the Courthouse Cafe, which once operated out of the Regional Justice Center in downtown Las Vegas. Her former husband, retired Las Vegas police Lt. Ben Kim, was sentenced to three years probation in 2013 for his role in the scheme.

A total of 20 defendants are being sentenced this week in the largest public corruption case federal authorities have brought in Southern Nevada. In all, 38 defendants pleaded guilty in the FBI-led investigation, which began in November 2007.

Benzer pleaded guilty in January and is to be sentenced later this year.

Contact Jeff German at jgerman@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-8135. Find him on Twitter: @JGermanRJ

TN Highway Patrol Under Fire After Troopers Expose Alleged DUI Quota System

DUI Quota SystemA December 2014 email, uncovered by attorney Don Spurrell and exposed to the public by Johnson City Press, from Tennessee Highway Patrol Lt. Traci Barrett to her troopers, said, “If we have personnel that fall behind the district trooper average on DUI arrests, then I cannot allow us to remain on permanent shifts.

Tennessee Highway PatrolAs we all know, DUI arrests are extremely important, and no group of personnel should be expected to ’carry’ another group.” The email raised questions as to whether Tennessee Highway Patrol is using a proportional or percentage-based quota system to increase its Driving Under the Influence arrest statistics.

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Nevada justice warned HOA conspirators of police raids, witness says

A witness in the trial of four defendants charged in the massive scheme to take over and defraud homeowners associations testified Monday that she was told a Nevada Supreme Court justice tipped off the late attorney Nancy Quon to the FBI investigation.

Deborah Genato, who pleaded guilty in the scheme, testified she learned that Quon was alerted beforehand to FBI-led raids across the valley in September 2008. Quon’s law office was among the many sites agents searched.

Genato said her boss, Lisa Kim, who ran a company that managed several HOAs linked to the multimillion-dollar scheme, told her about the tip. Kim, who also pleaded guilty, is on the government’s witness list, but has not been called to testify for prosecutors, who plan to wrap up their case as early as Tuesday.

Four remaining defendants, including longtime attorney Keith Gregory, are standing trial on conspiracy and fraud charges in the courtroom of U.S. District Judge James Mahan.

When defense lawyer Bret Whipple asked Genato if the tip to Quon meant a Supreme Court justice was involved in the takeover scheme, Genato said she had “no opinion” on that subject.

Whipple did not press Genato for a name, and a federal prosecutor avoided the subject when later questioning Genato.

Though several attorneys and former police officers were charged in the high-profile investigation, no judges or Supreme Court justices have been charged.

In a statement released late Monday, Chief Justice James Hardesty said: “The Nevada Supreme Court, as an institution, has nothing to offer in response to your inquiry about the testimony of Deborah Genato. This is an inquiry that should be directed to each individual justice, not the court.

“Speaking for myself, I have never spoken to Nancy Quon about this or any other investigation, whether civil or criminal.”

Quon, considered one of the central figures in the scheme, committed suicide in March 2012 under the weight of the long-running federal investigation. She was not charged at the time.

The subject of leaks has been a sensitive issue in the case.

In March 2011, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that the Justice Department had opened a criminal investigation to determine whether prosecutors in the U.S. attorney’s office in Las Vegas had leaked information that allowed Quon to alter or destroy evidence.

Investigators also looked into whether any prominent officials outside the federal government, including judges Quon knew, might have picked up confidential information and passed it along to Quon.

But the Justice Department announced in late August 2011 that it had dropped the leak investigation without filing charges — just as the first of 37 defendants pleaded guilty in the HOA takeover scheme.

In her testimony Monday, Genato also said she received $5,000 in cash from Ralph Priola, the right-hand man to former construction company boss Leon Benzer, the scheme’s mastermind, to help fix an HOA election at Park Avenue in 2008. Both men pleaded guilty in the scheme.

Genato said she gave Priola’s niece, Angela Esparza, access to ballots in her community management office so duplicates could be made to show votes for Benzer’s paid candidates. Esparza admitted stuffing ballots for Benzer.

Genato testified that she also did Benzer’s bidding while being part of the management teams at Vistana, Chateau Nouveau and Sunset Cliffs.

At Vistana, she said, she worked closely with Gregory, who prosecutors have alleged was paid to do legal work for both Benzer and Vistana at the same time.

Benzer won a $7.2 million contract in September 2007 to fix construction defects at Vistana, but did little repair work, Genato testified.

Senior citizen arrested for driving classic car by the Nazi Nevada Highway Patrol NHP

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nevada is a police stateLAS VEGAS — A Washington couple says they were falsely arrested by the Nevada Highway Patrol for stealing a collector car they actually owned.

The highway patrol admitted two errors that led to Robin and Beverly Bruins being removed from their car at gunpoint. And, now, the highway patrol is facing a lawsuit.

As the I-Team learned, it all began with confusion over a license plate on a classic car. A highway patrol dash camera recorded a trooper stating over a loudspeaker: “Driver! Remove your keys from the ignition and put them on the roof now!”

From that point Robin Bruins and his wife experienced a daylight nightmare when the senior citizens found themselves looking down the barrels of police pistols.

“Actually, I think I might have giggled to Bev saying, ‘well, I don’t know what this is all about’ and I put the keys on there,” Robin Bruins said. “And I turned and looked back and saw three gun barrels pointed at me. And, obviously it hit me. Whoa! What’s going on here. To this day I have never experienced anything like looking down the barrel of guns like that.”

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The trooper said to him: “Go ahead with your right hand lift your shirt up. Go ahead, lift your shirt up. With the top of your collar!”

Multiple officers were shouting commands Robin Bruins said he found conflicting or confusing.

One trooper said: “OK. Turn around slowly. Turn around slowly.”

Bruins told the I-Team: “He was telling me to do something and I had my hands in the air and he said to do something again and I looked at him and I said, ‘are you talking to me?’ You know, what’s going on?”

Trooper: “Turn around. Turn around the other way.”

Bruins: “Me?”

Trooper: “Yes, you!”

Bruins to the I-Team: “And it wasn’t until I had taken my shirt off and told to get on my knees and handcuffed and I said, ‘What’s going on? Do you think this car is stolen or something?’ And he said, ‘exactly right. And their car is going back to its rightful owner.’”

fuckthepoliceBeverly Bruins said the troopers treated the couple “like we were Bonnie and Clyde.” She was removed from the car at gunpoint with a broken leg at the time.

“I got out of the car and I thought, how am I gonna walk back without crutches?” she said. So, I went to reach for my crutches in the back seat and they yelled at me, ‘Keep — we said keep your hands in the air and walk backward towards us.’”

A woman trooper took Beverly Bruins into custody and checked her background.

“And then she ran a check on my license plate and came back and un-handcuffed me and asked me if I’d like to say goodbye to my husband,” Beverly Bruins said. “And I said, ‘goodbye to my husband? Where’s my husband going?’ And she said, ‘well, he’s going to jail.’ So I went over to see Rob and he’s in the back seat with no shirt on on, hands behind his back and tears are running down his face.”

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Nevada Highway Patrol protests

Robin Bruins was ultimately taken to the Clark County Detention Center, where he spent most of the night in a holding cell with two dozen new acquaintances but not his nerve medicine.

“And I said, ‘well I’m past the time for my medications, can I take those now?’” he said. “You know, thinking that he was going to give ’em to me. And they said, ‘no, you can’t have anything you brought with you.’”

While her husband was in jail Beverly Bruins took her crutches and luggage to a hotel where she was able to sort things out. It turns out the car was stopped by the troopers because it had an historical license plate that did not show up in a computer check. Restored plates issued in the year a classic car was made are legal in Washington state.

Highway Patrol letter concerning dismissal of charges, custody of Robin Bruins

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Nevada Highway Patrol protests DA DICK GAMMICK

The registration, which the couple provided to a trooper, shows the historical plate in a box called “equipment number.” The actual plate number is in another box. The trooper ran that number but he didn’t include a “plus” sign so it came back to the wrong vehicle.

That was error number one.

Error number two came when the trooper radioed the correct “vin” number of the car into dispatch. But the dispatcher entered the wrong number into the computer, and the erroneous number came back to a stolen car, similar to the one belonging to the couple.

The Bruins said they can understand an honest mistake, even two. What they don’t understand is why officers didn’t act on what appeared to be their own belief that the Bruins might be innocent victims.

As recorded by the dash camera, a trooper gets on the phone and tells his supervisor about Robin Bruins: “I tend to believe him. I mean I’m gonna run him before I make a determination … the guy comes back with possession … or a history of something like that. If he’s lying to me, that’s a different story. But, as of right now, I mean, he seems to be legit.”

Despite a clean criminal history check, Robin Bruins was hauled off to jail.NHP1

“I mean, he was on the phone with his supervisor, talked to other officers when they got there, talked to another officer at the detention center when I got there,” Robin Bruins said. “And they all agreed that I should be behind bars. And that is just incredible.”

The couple has since filed a lawsuit against the officers and head of the highway patrol for civil rights violations.

“Robin was not this, you know, car thief,” the couple’s lawyer Paola Armeni said. “They knew that.. And that’s repeatedly on the video. You can hear them questioning themselves. Yet they still chose to arrest him.”

I-Team: “You think it’s something you need, to send a message with litigation?”

Robin Bruins: “I mean, all they had to do is have one guy check what the dispatcher’s numbers were. And the whole situation wouldn’t have happened.”

Beverly Bruins: “I just think they should have used, that they should have used a character judgment. We live our lives so that we don’t get into situations like this.”

Robin Bruins: “To be treated like the both of us were, I mean, at gunpoint and then handcuffed and then humiliated by making you take your shirt.off and get on your knees on the side of the freeway. I mean, why should that have to happen to anybody?”

The I-Team sought comment from the highway patrol but agency spokeswoman Gail Powell wrote via email: “We are unable to discuss any specifics concerning on-going litigation matters.”

 

MSM Blackout! Eric Holder’s DOJ Implicated On Multiple Corruption Charges! In an extraordinary development, Judge England, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, ordered the recusal of all the Eastern District judges from the case because of serious allegations that the Court itself was defrauded by the government in the original prosecution.

 

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In perhaps the most stunning documentation yet of abuses by Eric Holder’s Justice Department, two former Assistant United States Attorneys spoke to defense attorneys and revealed appalling deceit and corruption of justice.

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In perhaps the most stunning documentation yet of abuses by Eric Holder’s Justice Department, two former Assistant United States Attorneys spoke to defense attorneys and revealed appalling deceit and corruption of justice. This latest litigation time bomb has exploded from multi-million dollar litigation originally brought by the Department of Justice against Sierra Pacific based on allegations that the lumber company and related defendants were responsible for a wildfire that destroyed 65,000 acres in California.

In what was dubbed the “Moonlight Fire” case, the tables are now turned. The defendants have discovered new evidence and filed a stunning motion.

The new evidence and disclosures are being taken seriously by the Chief Judge of the Eastern District of California—as they should be. In a shocking action, Judge Morrison C. England Jr. ordered the recusal of every federal judge in the Eastern District of California.

Sierra Pacific Industries and other defendants were compelled to pay $55 million to the United States over a period of five years and transfer 22,500 acres of land to settle massive litigation brought against them by the United States alleging that they caused a 2007 fire that destroyed 65,000 acres in California.

Sierra Pacific has always maintained that the fire started elsewhere and that the state and federal investigators and Department attorneys lied.

Now that settlement may go up in smoke because of the new evidence of outrageous misconduct by the federal prosecutors and the investigators from state and federal offices, as well as findings earlier this year by a state judge.

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Judge Morrison C. England Jr.

In an extraordinary development, Judge Morrison C. England Jr., Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, ordered the recusal of all the Eastern District judges from the case because of serious allegations that the Court itself was defrauded by the government in the original prosecution.

To avoid any appearance of partiality, he has referred the case to Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski to appoint a judge from outside the Eastern District to handle the case going forward.

Judge Kozinski has excoriated prosecutors for failing to meet their legal and ethical obligations.

 

 

 

Why every American should care about California’s Moonlight fire case

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Smoke rises from the Moonlight fire, which burned in Plumas and Lassen counties in California for 22 days in September 2007. (Office of U.S. attorney)

Question: What happens when lawyers uncover what could be explosive evidence of misconduct in a $122 million case by attorneys in the Department of Justice?  Answer: the Department of Justice tries to have all defense lawyers who have even read about the alleged government misconduct removed from the case and gagged from discussing what they know.

What’s at stake here? In a word, justice, including the ability of many lawyers to continue to represent their clients.  And it is ultimately about our justice system—about the very rule of law.

This is not a hypothetical issue. It happened last month in a California federal court, where a local timber company is trying to pursue charges of fraud against federal prosecutors and investigators as well as win back millions in imposed penalties. The company has already won a major victory in California’s state court—which may be why the Department of Justice is trying so hard to make this case of allegedly profound prosecutorial abuse vanish.

A state audit lead to the discovery of piles of evidence that Cal Fire had hidden concerning the case–including an unauthorized, off-the-books “slush fund” that Cal Fire maintained for the profits of such actions.

The story starts on Labor Day weekend 2007, near Westwood, California, where a wildfire destroyed 65,000 acres of countryside.  Some 45,000 of those acres were national forest, and it cost millions for state and federal governments to extinguish the blaze. State and federal investigators and prosecutors set about to identify the cause and find someone to blame.

They quickly focused on a “deep pocket”—Sierra Pacific, a family-owned company that is the country’s second largest timber supplier and a huge local land-owner.

The government agencies decided that a bulldozer used by Sierra Pacific created a spark that started the blaze, and a massive litigation assault forced Sierra Pacific to sign a settlement of cash and land valued at  $122 million to end the federal litigation alone against it.  Sierra Pacific has already paid millions toward the settlement and transferred 1,500 acres of its valuable land to the feds.

But when push came to shove on a parallel state court case brought against Sierra Pacific by Cal Fire, the California investigative authority, it was the civil prosecution that went up in smoke.  A state audit lead to the discovery of piles of evidence that Cal Fire had hidden concerning the case–including an unauthorized, off-the-books “slush fund” that Cal Fire maintained for the profits of such actions.

California Judge Leslie C. Nichols found that Cal Fire “had engaged in the pervasive and systematic abuse of the California discovery rules” and “egregious” conduct affecting the integrity of the court itself.

He assessed $32 million in fees and court expenses against the state. Although the U.S. government was not a party to the state case, the U.S. Forest Service, Cal Fire and their attorneys had all worked together on the investigation and litigation under a joint prosecution agreement.

More was soon to come.  Former Assistant U.S, Attorney E. Robert Wright read the widely publicized orders of Judge Nichols, and on June 12, 2014 gave Sierra Pacific’s defense a 15-page sworn statement for use in the federal case against the timber firm. In it, he raised serious questions about possible suppression of evidence that would clear the company.

Sierra Pacific has now asked a federal court to set aside its $122 million settlement agreement because of fraud on the court—by the federal prosecutors and agents.  A federal judge has the case, and held his first hearing on its status on November 24. California Senior Federal District Judge William Shubb, himself a former U.S. Attorney, is reputedly a no-nonsense jurist who expects the government to follow the law—a novel and welcome application of Article III of our Constitution.

Shockingly, the Department of Justice moved to disqualify all of the defense attorneys who even read Robert Wright’s sworn declaration. The government asked the court to remove the entire defense team because Wright’s declaration contains confidential and privileged information belonging to the government.

The Department also claims that former Assistant United States Attorney Wright breached his duties of loyalty and confidentiality to his former client, the United States, by disclosing that the government may have been hiding evidence that undermined its case.  Calling Wright’s duty of loyalty to his client “absolute,” and his breach “inexcusable,” they claim that he should have brought any concern to the attention of his superiors.

Unfortunately for the government counsel, Assistant U.S. Attorney David Shelledy,  Sierra Pacific’s motion to set aside the judgment states that it did bring the entire problem to the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility—only to have the evidence of misconduct smothered as effectively as the evidence that someone less wealthy than Sierra Pacific had caused the original fire.

So far, Judge Shubb is not impressed.  He’s ignoring the Department’s motion to disqualify all the defense attorneys, and instead, requested more briefing on the real issues of government misconduct and possible fraud on the court.

A 1935 Supreme Court decision entitled Berger v. United States enshrines the notion that U.S.  Attorneys are representatives “not of an ordinary party to a controversy, but of a sovereignty” whose interest is not “that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done.”

If so, perhaps Assistant U.S. Attorney Shelledy will wind up disqualified. Specifically named in Wright’s affidavit and implicated in possibly improper ethical decisions, he has a glaring conflict of interest.  Why is he still involved in pleadings for the United States?

Fraud on the court infects our entire judicial system and renders public confidence impossible.  What happens in Judge Shubb’s Sacramento federal courtroom will matter to all Americans.

Sidney Powell is a former federal prosecutor who served in three districts under nine United States Attorneys from both political parties.  She is the author of “Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice.”

News Censorship: Massive Fraud In California Federal Court Exposed By Judge, Going Unreported

eric holderCorrupt federal prosecutors presenting false evidence in order to shake down a blameless company and bring in tens of millions of dollars seems like a pretty dramatic story. Especially when former prosecutors support the charge and a chief judge acts on the allegations and takes dramatic action. Yet the media silence is deafening.Eric Holder’s Justice Department is implicated in a dramatic and shocking case of alleged corruption that is so bad that the Chief Judge of the Eastern District of California has taken what can rightly be called the “nuclear option” and recused all the judges in the district from the case because they may have been defrauded by the DoJ prosecutors.
So far, aside from the local paper, the Sacramento Bee, it is only Sidney Powell of the New York Observer, writing in the opinion pages of that publication that has paid attention to what should be a prominent national media scandal. In brief, the Sierra Pacific Industries, a lumber producer, was accused by the federal government of starting a large wildfire, and fined $55 million, and compelled to hand over title to 22,500 acres of land. The only problem is that the prosecution was allegedly corrupt, and knowingly submitted false evidence.In an extraordinary development, Judge England, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, ordered the recusal of all the Eastern District judges from the case because of serious allegations that the Court itself was defrauded by the government in the original prosecution. To avoid any appearance of partiality, he has referred the case to Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski to appoint a judge from outside the Eastern District to handle the case going forward. Judge Kozinski has excoriated prosecutors for failing to meet their legal and ethical obligations.The order notes that the defendants filed an action this week to set aside the $55 million settlement because, as the defendants allege, “the United States presented false evidence to the Defendants and the Court; advanced arguments to the Court premised on that false evidence; or, for which material evidence had been withheld, and obtaining court rulings based thereon; prepared key Moonlight Fire investigators for depositions, and allowed them to repeatedly give false testimony about the most important aspects of their investigation;

The Sacramento Bee reported on the Defendant’s filing. Indeed, the Defendants’ motion informs us that a former Assistant United States Attorney came forward and disclosed that he believes that he was removed from the original prosecution by “his boss, David Shelledy, chief of the civil division in the United States Attorney’s office,” because he “rebuffed” pressure to “engage in unethical conduct as a lawyer.” What punishment has Shelledy received?, like other former prosecutors who were unethical, Mr. Shelledy is to receive Attorney General Holder’s highest award for excellence—this week.

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Did Justice “steamroll the truth” in attempt to extort a settlement?

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It is well known in legal circles that Eric Holder’s Justice Department has become so politicized, so unprincipled, and so ethically shoddy that Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s appointee to replace Holder, had to assure senators at her confirmation hearing that she was not Eric Holder.

Lynch was properly grilled on her views on immigration enforcement, executive orders, and terrorist prosecutions. But so far no senator has dug deep into some of the most abusive cases that Justice has filed, and asked why lower-case justice hasn’t been done.

One of the most notorious is Justice’s role in California’s “Moonlight Fire,” a conflagration on Labor Day 2007 that burned 20,000 acres of state forest in the Sierra Nevada along with 45,000 acres of federal forest. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection decided that Sierra Pacific Industries, a family-owned company that is the nation’s second-largest timber supplier, was responsible for the damage. Government investigators claim the blade of one of the company’s bulldozers hit a rock, creating a spark that started the blaze. Sierra Pacific pointed out clear holes in that theory, but Cal Fire nonetheless fined the timber company $8 million to pay for related costs. Because the fire burned more than 40,000 acres of national forest, the federal government also went after Sierra Pacific; in 2012, after five years of litigation, Sierra Pacific reluctantly agreed to a settlement that entailed paying the feds $4 million and giving Uncle Sam 22,500 acres of forest land.

But since then, there has been discovery in the related state lawsuit, which has uncovered a shocking claim of dereliction of duty: that Justice’s prosecutors “sat on their hands” and allowed fire investigators to frame Sierra Pacific. The possible motive? Sierra had deep pockets, and any settlement would create substantial revenue. In the state’s case, a substantial chunk of the money would go to an off-the-books slush fund run by Cal Fire, in which some of its official investigators had interests.The misconduct was so egregious that California Superior Court judge Leslie Nichols threw out the state’s case. Last year, he further ruled that the government’s case was “corrupt and tainted. Cal Fire failed to comply with discovery obligations, and its repeated failure was willful.” The judge charged that the state hid key photographs and tried to “steamroll the truth” in order to pin the fire on the company. Investigators lied under oath about what they knew, and federal prosecutors allegedly knew about their perjury and did nothing.” When Sierra Pacific lawyers questioned the bulldozer driver, he denied making a statement about the blaze’s origins, and he couldn’t have properly signed a document given to him by prosecutors because he can’t read. The U.S. Forest Service had evidence that one of its fire spotters may have been high on pot and missed the fire’s start. His supervisor wanted to fire him, but the supervisor’s superiors covered it all up by insisting the spotter get a satisfactory performance rating and stay on the job.

“The misconduct in this case is so pervasive,” Judge Nichols wrote, “that it would serve no purpose to attempt to recite it all here.”

Nichols also didn’t spare the office of California Attorney General Kamala Harris, now a candidate for Barbara Boxer’s U.S. Senate seat and a national Democratic star. Nichols wrote that he can recall “no instance in experience over 47 years as an advocate and a judge, in which the conduct of the Attorney General so thoroughly departed from the high standard it represents, and, in every other instance has exemplified.” Judge Nichols then ordered the state to pay Sierra Pacific a whopping $32 million in damages and expenses. Cal Fire denies any wrongdoing, while the offices of Harris and Governor Jerry Brown aren’t talking.

The Nichols ruling prompted Sierra Pacific to enter federal court, charging fraud, and to demand that its settlement money be returned. Ben Wagner, the U.S. Attorney responsible for the federal case, insists there is no fire behind all the smoke of a legal coverup, but he hasn’t properly explained why Robert Wright, his top assistant in charge of fire litigation, was removed from the Moonlight Fire case after he stated that he believed it was his duty to disclose material seriously damaging to the government’s case. In fact, Wright was removed by his immediate boss, David Shelledy, because he was honest and would not have gone along with the program. Wagner defends his subordinate Shelledy in part by noting that he was recently given an award for distinguished service by Eric Holder. Color me less than impressed.

Another federal prosecutor, Eric Overby, left the Midnight Fire probe in 2011 because he was shocked at the conduct of his colleagues. In Sierra Pacific’s brief he is quoted as saying: “In my entire career, yes, my entire career, I have never seen anything like this. Never.” He says that as he left he told his colleagues: “It’s called the Department of Justice. It’s not called the Department of Revenue.”

Justice’s response to Sierra Pacific’s demand for its money back has been to demand that U.S. District Judge William Shubb order the removal from the case of all of the company’s lawyers who have even read Robert Wright’s sworn declaration, a document that Justice says includes privileged information. Justice says Wright’s whistleblowing is “inexcusable.”

What’s inexcusable is that Justice has ignored the message of a 1935 Supreme Court opinion that ruled that Justice’s interest is not “that it shall win a case, but that Justice shall be done.” In 2013, Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes California, noted that an epidemic of prosecutorial abuse is “abroad in the land”; “Only judges,” he said, “can put a stop it it.”

Not quite right. It should be the responsibility of Loretta Lynch, the likely new attorney general, to address the excesses and ethical breaches in the Justice Department. And it is the responsibility of senators who will vote on her confirmation to go beyond the headline issues of immigration and terrorism and ask her some serious and probing questions about the Moonlight Fire fiasco and other troubling cases on Justice’s plate.

— John Fund is national-affairs columnist for National Review Online and the co-author of Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department (Broadside Books, 2014).

 

Court: Nevada should say what’s in prison food; Corrupt Sheriff Kenny Furlong says Carson Shitty is OK “We just feed inmates shit and poison”

The Carson City jail charges inmates about $1.09 for a “Top Ramen” soup. About 100 times the cost the CCSO pays for it. Can you say RICO?

Fuck You Kenny Furlong you feed the inmates shit. It’s well documented your jail provides meals that are well below the nutrition and calories mandated by law. On occasion you have your cronies put drugs in the food for “special inmates”… Furlong can eat his own shit and die. Furlong is a treasonous prick.

Kenny FurlongLAS VEGAS — A convicted pedophile’s complaint about Nevada prison food has the state Supreme Court ordering an accounting of what’s in unnamed sack lunches and “chef’s choice” dinners given to inmates, and whether the meals are healthful.

A strongly worded ruling by a three-judge panel declared it isn’t enough for the top state health officer, Dr. Tracey Green, to simply state that prisoners aren’t malnourished.

“Green’s report does not detail what foods are being served to inmates … much less provide any explanation of how these unidentified foods provide inmates with a nutritionally adequate diet,” the court said after reviewing Green’s 2011 report to the Board of Prison Commissioners.

 

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said his department essentially already complies with the ruling.

See: Carson City Sheriff putting drugs/methadone in the Carson City jail water/food

jail foodFurlong said the jail kitchen already monitors the nutritional content of meals served to prisoners.

He said the Supreme court ruling hasn’t, at this point, reached down to his jail.

“But if they were to ask for it, we would comply,” he said.

Furlong said the jail kitchen already handles a variety of nutritional needs for prisoners with allergies or conditions that restrict their diets such as diabetes.

In short, he said, his staff already has the necessary nutritional information to provide if asked.

top ramen

Carson City jail charges inmates about $1.09 for a “Top Ramen” soup. About 100 times the cost the CCSO pays for it.

Green, head of the Nevada Division of Behavioral and Public Health, said in a statement Thursday that since 2011, her annual inspections of prison sanitation, healthfulness, cleanliness, safety, diet and food preparation were up-do-date.

She said reports in the past “would only reflect deficient practices rather than demonstrate areas of compliance,” and said her state Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance “plans to better document how the review takes place.”

“The chief medical officer will continue to comply with law and any additional direction from the district court,” the statement said.

State prisons are required to provide inmates with a “healthful diet.”

Prisons also must account for religious and medical diets, and the age, sex and activity level of inmates.

But justices Michael Cherry, Michael Douglas and James Hardesty said in their Dec. 31 order that Green “fell well short” in the 2011 report of meeting her obligation.

“There is nothing in the report to even indicate that Green or her staff actually examined the diets,” the opinion said.

The justices added the report said a dietitian who reviewed menus for nutritional adequacy had never been to Lovelock Correctional Center, where plaintiff Robert Leslie Stockmeier is housed.

Green’s report “included no analysis of the diets of general population inmates, addressed diets at only one of Nevada’s correctional facilities, and generally lacked any indication as to how the required examination was conducted,” the justices said.

Stockmeier, 46, is serving two consecutive life sentences after pleading guilty in 1990 to sexually assaulting a 9-year-old boy.

He has been denied parole several times, and has filed at least 25 appeals and complaints with the state Supreme Court. He serves as his own lawyer.

The three-justice panel sent Stockmeier’s civil complaint back to Carson City District Court, where it had been dismissed, with instructions that the judge require Green to comply with state law and report twice a year on the prison diet’s nutritional adequacy.

A February 2010 menu that Stockmeier provided the court described every lunch offering as “sacks” and certain dinners as “chef’s choice,” with no information about nutritional value, the justices said.

As of Dec. 31, Nevada had nearly 12,800 inmates at seven prisons and 10 conservation camps, plus a restitution center and a transitional housing center.

The Department of Corrections budget for 2013-15 was $487 million, down $9 million from the previous two-year budget period.

Nevada prisons budgeted $11.7 million for food in fiscal 2014 and $11.8 million in fiscal 2015, according to the state Legislative Counsel Bureau. Not counting staff time, and if the prison population has been consistent, the state spends an average of less than $925 on food per inmate per year.

A “thrifty” adult aged 19 to 50 in the United States spent about $187 on food in November, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. That averages a little less than $2,250 a year or 2½ times the Nevada prison food budget.

NFL football Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson also is housed at Lovelock, in northern Nevada.

Now 67, Simpson is serving nine to 33 years on armed robbery and kidnapping charges in a 2007 confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel. He’ll be eligible for parole in 2017.

 

Federal judge refuses to dismiss Las Vegas HOA case

A federal judge Thursday recommended denying a defense motion to dismiss charges against key defendants in the homeowners association fraud case because of government misconduct.

The eight-page decision by U.S. Magistrate Judge George Foley Jr. paves the way for former construction company boss Leon Benzer, attorney Keith Gregory and four other defendants to stand trial on fraud and conspiracy charges Feb. 23 in the scheme to unlawfully take over 11 HOAs around the valley.

Defense lawyers for Benzer and Gregory can ask U.S. District Judge James Mahan, who will preside over the expected two-month trial, to reject Foley’s recommendation.

The lawyers contended prosecutors committed misconduct that allowed the Las Vegas Review-Journal to publish an Oct. 30 article revealing details of failed plea negotiations between prosecutors and Benzer.

The article, which contained information Benzer provided investigators during secret talks in 2011, was based on government reports the newspaper obtained from the electronic court docket while they were public for two days in September.

The investigative reports have since been sealed and stricken from the court record. The reports describe how Benzer corrupted HOA boards through bribery and election rigging to obtain millions of dollars in construction defect contracts.

In his decision Thursday, Foley said he found no government misconduct that rose to the level of dismissing the case.

He also went to the unusual step of taking part of the blame for how Benzer’s secret deal became public.

Foley said he should not have unsealed the reports without allowing Benzer’s lead lawyer, Daniel Albregts, a chance to address the issue. He said he also should have given Gregory’s attorneys, who filed the reports under seal, a chance to withdraw them.

Prosecutors had opposed the effort by Gregory’s lawyers to file the FBI and police reports under seal.

Defense lawyers suggested in court papers that the Review-Journal got the reports from prosecutors, an allegation denied by both the prosecutors and Review-Journal.

Albregts filed a motion under seal seeking a subpoena for the Review-Journal’s court billing records in an effort to support the unsubstantiated defense claim.

But Review-Journal lawyer Maggie McLetchie responded with a court filing putting Albregts on notice the newspaper would move to quash a subpoena for records. Foley then denied Albregts’ secret request.

Last month, Foley denied a defense request to move the trial out of Las Vegas because of what the lawyers said was prejudicial news coverage by the Review-Journal that made it impossible for Benzer and Gregory to get a fair trial.

Foley ruled the newspaper’s stories were “factual in nature” and not inflammatory, as the defense argued. Any potential jurors influenced by the news coverage could be weeded out during the selection process at trial, Foley said.

Contact Jeff German at jgerman@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-8135. Follow @JGermanRJ on Twitter

SOURCE: http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/federal-judge-refuses-dismiss-hoa-case

New docs shed light on why feds never charged Ensign

Federal judge orders disclosure of information in disgraced former Nevada Sen. John Ensign investigation

Federal judge orders disclosure of information in disgraced former Nevada Sen. John Ensign investigation

WASHINGTON – Newly released Justice Department documents shed new light on the federal investigation of former Nevada Sen. John Ensign, who was not charged in the scandal that led to his resignation in 2011.

The several thousand pages of documents from the Department of Justice were released in response to a lawsuit filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Government. They outline the internal debate by Justice Department officials concerning the scandal that involved an affair by Ensign with the wife of a staffer, a payment to the staffer, and attempts to get him work as a lobbyist after he left Ensign’s office.

CREW, in a report about the documents, said investigators established a “substantial record of criminal behavior by Sen. Ensign.”

“It appears the agency again fell victim to two of its most glaring weaknesses: undue deference to public officials and the reluctance to take on potentially tough clients with powerful legal representation,” the Washington organization concludes.

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New docs shed light on why feds never charged Ensign

The Justice Department documents are available here.

The summary of the documents by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington can be found here.

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Ensign, a veterinarian, did not return a message left at his Nevada clinic.

The scandal broke in 2009 with the revelation that Ensign was having an affair with Cynthia Hampton, the wife of his friend and aide, Doug Hampton. Cynthia Hampton also worked as treasurer of Ensign’s campaign committee and leadership political action committee.

The Hamptons quit working for Ensign and then received $96,000 from the senator’s parents.

Ensign, according to a Senate Ethics Committee investigation, helped Doug Hampton get a job as a lobbyist and tried to direct clients to him.

The ethics committee concluded in May 2011 that there was “substantial credible evidence” that Ensign violated federal laws and referred the case to the Justice Department.

One focus of FBI investigators was whether the payment to the Hamptons was an illegal campaign contribution.

The Senate Ethics Committee said the payment had been described by Ensign as severance. Therefore, the part of the payment to Cynthia Hampton would constitute an excessive and illegal campaign contribution to Ensign, the ethics committee concluded, because it exceeded the $2,000 limit for authorized political committees and the $5,000 limit for other political committees. Not reporting the payment would also constitute a violation of campaign finance law.

But the Justice Department decided not to prosecute Ensign after Ensign’s father, Michael, told the FBI his son didn’t ask him to send the payment and he never recalled talking to his son about making any severance payments to the Hamptons.

The FBI also looked at whether Ensign violated the one-year ban on lobbying by former staffers by helping Hampton. Investigators found that Hampton immediately began lobbying Ensign’s office on behalf of companies that the senator had helped him sign as clients.

Hampton was indicted on seven felony charges of illegal lobbying but agreed to plead guilty to one misdemeanor charge of violating post-employment restrictions for former Senate staff members. He was sentenced to one year of probation. No charges were brought against Ensign.

The documents suggest prosecutors were concerned they did not have enough evidence to charge Ensign with conspiring to violate the lobbying ban. The CREW report suggests they may have been gun-shy because of failed prosecutions of former Sens. Ted Stevens of Alaska and John Edwards of North Carolina.

Much of what the Justice Department released was redacted. “We are left largely to guess” why Ensign was not charged, CREW concluded.

Contact Bill Theobald at wtheobal@gannett.com or follow on Twitter @BillTheobald

Complaints against judges across the state are rising, but the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline is having a tough time keeping up.

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Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline Executive Director Paul Deyhle.

By JEFF GERMAN

Complaints against judges across the state are rising, but the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline is having a tough time keeping up.

Executive Director Paul Deyhle said the commission lacks modern-day resources, manpower and in some instances authority to handle the growing caseload.

The backlog is the result of years of being underfunded and ignored within state government, he said.

This past year, the seven-member commission spent $183,300 — more than three-quarters of its budget — pursuing a single disciplinary action against former Family Court Judge Steven Jones, who fought the panel every step of the way.

For its efforts, the commission ended up giving Jones a three-month suspension without pay over his mishandling of a romantic relationship with a prosecutor who appeared before him.bad judge

It took the federal government to get Jones off the bench. He resigned in September as part of a deal with federal prosecutors to plead guilty to a felony in a decade-long $2.6 million investment scheme.

Deyhle has big plans to get the struggling commission what it needs to go after errant judges like Jones in the future.

Judge James E. Wilson Jr. Carson City corruption

Judge James E. Wilson Jr. Carson City corruption

“We’re trying to bring the office back into the 21st century,” said Deyhle, who has been at its helm since November 2013. “Not much has been done for the commission in many, many years. It’s time.”

During a time of fiscal restraint, Deyhle has requested a 40-percent increase in his new two-year budget, bringing it up to $902,971. He wants to add an associate general counsel and a management analyst and take other long-overdue measures to improve the commission’s daily operations.

The commission, which received roughly 225 complaints against judges this year, has had only three full-time staffers, including Deyhle, to process those cases. Deyhle has doubled as general counsel.

KRNV investigates Nevada Attorney General & Carson City District Court BACKDATING SCANDAL

The new hires would eliminate the frequent need to pay expensive private lawyers to handle disciplinary cases and move the cases along quicker, Deyhle said.

His budget request also includes money to replace outdated computers and software and a telephone system installed in 1987 that can’t be updated.judge tatro scandals

It allows for the purchase of a new Internet server to store and protect commission documents, along with a new electronic case management system that should have been installed years ago. The current system isn’t supported by the manufacturer, which is no longer in business.

Deyhle said he also hopes to use the additional funds to provide more ethics training to judges around the state.

One of his bigger priorities is finding a new and larger office in Carson City. The current office is in a building with no other state agencies and sits next to a fitness center. At times during the day, the walls shake from the impact of the fitness classes and their blaring music, Deyhle said.tatro corrupt

The office is so cramped that case files have to be stacked in boxes along the walls in public view. Supplies are stored in the bathroom, and there is no conference room or place for visitors to sit, he said.

Commissioners also are forced to conduct confidential conference calls from a common office area at a staffer’s desk with the help of a plastic folding table, he added.

Deyhle’s push to beef up the office also includes seeking financial help from the Nevada Legislature in the case of an emergency.

JUDGE TATROHe has submitted a bill draft that would give the judicial commission an opportunity to draw money from a state contingency fund if it finds itself short of operating cash because of another high-profile case like the one involving Jones.

Another bill draft would more clearly define the commission’s ability to take certain action against judges and expand its authority to remove a judge without pay.

Over the past several months, Deyhle has been working hard behind the scenes lobbying for the changes.

“We’re trying to improve the operational efficiency of the office,” he said. “We’re trying to effect a positive change, so the commission can better carry out its constitutional and statutory mandates. It’s not unreasonable.”

SOURCE: http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/judicial-discipline-commission-hopes-add-staff-caseload-grows

Contact Jeff German at jgerman@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-8135. Follow @JGermanRJ on Twitter.

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Check out the Facebook site “Concerned Citizens Of Carson”

Carson City Sheriff Kenny FurlongThis is a group created for the people of Carson City who are tired of having there constitutional rights violated by Carson City sheriff’s department! Please feel free to add members and share the page.

I also ask anyone who has ever had a run in with ccso to Please share your story whether it be good or bad! The town needs a change. We need to be respected as we are all citizens who live in this town that Carson City sheriff’s department is sworn to SERVE AND PROTEC. The cops around here will profile you and violate your rights.. this group is hopefully going to stop this madness… big plans yet to come!!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/395047910652225


This is a group created for the people of Carson City who are tired of having there constitutional rights violated by Carson City sheriff’s department! Please feel free to add members and share the page.

I also ask anyone who has ever had a run in with ccso to Please share your story whether it be good or bad! The town needs a change. We need to be respected as we are all citizens who live in this town that Carson City sheriff’s department is sworn to SERVE AND PROTEC. The cops around here will profile you and violate your rights.. this group is hopefully going to stop this madness… big plans yet to come!!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/395047910652225

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.

On Wednesday October 15, 2014 the Nevada ANTI CORRUPTION CRIME SCENE tape made its way to a Ross Miller for Nevada AG fundraiser in Reno, NV.

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On Wednesday October 15, 2014 the Nevada ANTI CORRUPTION CRIME SCENE tape made its way to a Ross Miller for Nevada AG fundraiser in Reno, NV.

IMG_3697On Wednesday October 15, 2014 the Nevada ANTI CORRUPTION CRIME SCENE tape made its way to a Ross Miller for Nevada AG fundraiser in Reno, NV.

Tonja Brown wanted to remind Ross Miller about her ongoing issues. Adam Laxalt is not immune from the protest and both these potential AG candidates must deal with the years old issue.

See More here: Tonja Brown Stories

Then just today we see this:

Wow, Laxalt family members endorse and not – that’s gotta hurt

Wow, Laxalt family members endorse and not – that’s gotta hurt

Doing what’s best for Nevada

Thu, Oct 16, 2014 (2:02 a.m.)

Ross Miller Nevada is corrupt

Ross Miller Nevada is corrupt

The past year has been a trying time for our family — the Laxalt family. Sadly, we have been forced to face the loss of several cherished family members. This challenge has made many of us stop and pause about what truly does matter in life.

During our journey, we have found a quote by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that best captures the essence of a core value that has guided us throughout our lives — the value of speaking up for what is right. He wrote, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

In the spirit of King’s words, then, we can no longer be silent as we seek to maintain the integrity of our home state of Nevada.

Therefore, we collectively speak up to support Ross Miller as the most qualified candidate to be our state’s attorney general.

It is our belief that Ross Miller’s documented history of pulling himself up by his own bootstraps and establishing a well-respected career in law and public service while still maintaining a strong sense of family and community constitute the critical characteristics needed for Nevada’s highest legal office.

We ask that our fellow Nevadans follow our lead by speaking up with their own votes during this election season.

Know that our message does not originate from a Republican, Democratic or even family affiliation. It has to do with the most basic question all voters must ask themselves when they step into the voting booth, “Who really is the best qualified candidate for attorney general for the state of Nevada?”

source: http://m.lvsun.com/news/2014/oct/16/doing-whats-best-nevada/

Will Mr. Adam Laxalt who is running for Nevada Attorney General look the other way with regard to that Attorney General’s Office having a practice and a policy of withholding evidence from Plaintiff’s in cases?
adam_laxaltWill Mr. Adam Laxalt  who is running for Nevada Attorney General look the other way with regard to that Attorney General’s Office having a practice and a policy of withholding evidence from Plaintiff’s in cases?
We know that Secretary of State Ross Miller who is running for the same position does when he along with the Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, and  Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto were presented with evidence by Ms. Tonja Brown during the December 5, 2011 and May 17, 2012 Board of Prison Commissioners meetings.
Ms. Brown provided the Commissioners with this information along with her documents that supported her testimony before them.  Ms. Brown asked of them to call for an outside investigation into the Attorney General’s Office.   Her testimony and documents were then stricken and removed from the record.

Brown claims that they did not place on the record her documents until after she had filed suit in July 2013 and to this day not all of the documents have seen the light of day, nor have they done as she had requested of them during the December 5, 2011 and May 17, 2012 Board of Prison Commissioners meeting.Tonja Brown informs Gov. Brian Sandoval and NAG Catherine Cortez Masto of 1st Amendment Rights violations and lawsuit

Ms. Brown filed suit against the Board of Prison Commissioners, NDOC, and DAG William Geddes and DAG Kara Krause in July 2013 for a Breach of Settlement Agreement she had made with the State in thewrongful death suit of her brother, Nolan Klein.
Brown claims that they did not place her documents on the record until after she filed suit and served them and as of this date not all of the documents have seen the light of day, nor have they done as she had requested of them and that they had her documents blocked from anyone accessing them.

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She claims they have breached the terms ofthe Settlement Agreement she made with them.  A trial date has been set forApril 6 & 8, 2015 in the First Judicial District Court, Department 2 Judge James Wilson.

A brief summary of this case.

Nolan Klein passed away 5 years ago on September 20, 2009 from lack of medical care by the Nevada Department of Corrections.Just prior to Mr. Klein’s death the evidence was found hiding in the Washoe County District Attorney files that would have exonerated him from the 1988 Payless Shoe Store crime.

In October 2011 Ms. Brown hired a private investigator to locate the prime suspect, Mr. Zarsky.   The Sparks Police theory was they believed Mr. Zarsky had committed the crime Nolan Klein was convicted of.   In November Ms. Brown drove to another state and had the opportunity to listen to what Mr. Zarsky had to say.

Mr. Zarsky admitted he had knowledge of the Payless Shoe Store crime and the 3 other crimes the SPD believed he had committed. The victims from the 3 other crimes had cleared Mr. Klein and all was hidden by the Washoe County District Attorney’s office.

 In two of the cases the May 9, 1988 Payless Shoe Store robbery for which Mr. Klein was convicted of and the April 21,1988 armed robbery and attempted rape that the victim had cleared Mr. Klein of and hidden this fact from the defense and jury.  The victims in these cases two separate cases had described the knife as being red and black again, all hidden from the defense by Mr. Rachow and covered up by the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office.
In 2009 just prior to Mr. Klein’s death Judge Brent Adams ordered District Attorney Richard Gammick to turn over the DNA test results and the entire file in Mr. Klein’s case.    Located in the files were the handwritten notes from ADA Ronald Rachow defying a 1988 court order to turn over all of the evidence. The Washoe County District Attorney’s office knew about what Mr. Rachow had done and kept quite.

In Mr. Klein’s file were over 200 documents hidden from the defense mostly exculpatory evidence.  During the January 17 – 23 1989 trial  Mr. Rachow presented only 20 exhibits, mostly, photographs of the Payless Shoe Store crime scene.In 2010 Ms. Brown filed suit against the NDOC in the wrongful death of Nolan Klein.  During the discovery process Ms. Brown discovered that the Attorney General’s office had withheld evidence in one of Nolan’s federal civil cases against the NDOC.  Ms. Brown claims that ultimately this new development with regard to this evidence had a profound adverse effect on Mr. Klein’s  2007 Parole Board hearing and 2008 Compassionate Release Pardon.

 As a part of the Settlement Agreement  Ms. Brown made with the State she could exonerate their names.  When she went to do this at the December 5, 2011 and May 17, 2012 Board of Prison Commissioners they claimed the documents were deemed confidential and would not be placed on the record.  Ms. Brown demanded that they call for an investigation into the Attorney General’s Office for withholding evidence, file a complaint with the State Bar of Nevada against Mr. Geddes for withholding evidence in Mr. Klein’s federal case, and write a letter of apology to her.   They have refused to do so.Brown then filed suit Tonja Brown v NDOC, Governor Brian Sandoval, Attorney General Katherine Cortez Masto, Secretary of State Ross Miller, DAG William Geddes, DAG Kara Krause in Carson City, NV for Breach of Settlement Agreement. Trial is set for next April 2015.

Brown states that because of their refusal to as she has requested of them she has been prevented from seeking a Posthumous Pardon for Mr. Nolan Klein because the documents that were disseminated by the NDOC to the 2007 Parole Board and 2008 Pardons Board still  contain the  information pertaining to Mr. Klein and Ms. Brown.
Some of this false information was a direct result of a June 5, 2007 computer glitch that “FLIPPED” when the NOTIS software program was installed at the NDOC, thereby,  placing false felony charges in inmates files making it appear as though they have committed new crimes.
This information was then submitted to the 2007 Parole Board at which time Mr. Klein was appearing before them.  Mr. Klein then was denied his parole to the street in February 2008 and his previous granted paroles were revoked and he was placed back onto his first life sentence.
The following year, Mr. Klein appeared before the Nevada Pardons Board on a Compassionate Release Pardon because he was dying.  The Nevada Pardons Board consisted of the Nevada Supreme Court Justices, Attorney General Katherine Cortez Masto, and Governor James Gibbons. The Pardons Board were given a copy of the interview of Washoe County District Attorney Richard Gammick publicly admitting that he opened up Mr. Klein’s DNA and tested it. Mr. Klein’s attorney’s demanded to know where the test results were.
 The Nevada Pardons denied Mr. Klein a Compassionate Pardon and Mr. Klein died on September 20,2009.  At the time of Mr. Klein’s death his attorney’s were about to file their Motions for New Trial based on Newly Discovered evidence, and bail.  Mr. Klein’s criminal case was still pending on Appeal in the 9th Circuit.  Once Mr. Klein died everything became Moot!
Ms  Brown said “although Nolan is gone he is not forgotten.”   “The day he is given a Posthumous Pardon and Washoe County is held responsible for their actions will be the day I will let this go”
” the truth will be told in the upcoming release of her book “To Prove His Innocence  A Sister’s Love”

 

CC Politics: Carson City Golf course scandal

GETTING BEAT WITH A “50 MILE CLUB”

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John D. Rockefeller said “Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing.” Rockefeller didn’t live in Carson City. If he had, he’d likely have had a few more things to say on the subject of ethics, our Board of Supervisors, and the Eagle Valley Golf Course.

Carson City Politics last wrote about the City owned golf course almost a month ago. In that piece that facts laid out for you included the following:

The Carson City Municipal Golf Corporation (CCMGC) (which had no business license to operate in Carson City and was not established as a tax exempt organization), had, after defaulting on almost a half million dollars in lease payments, arranged a deal in which they would pay 6 percent of gross revenues back to the city. You may also remember that Manager Jim Kepler had neither a State of Nevada business license or corporation, nor a business license to operate in Carson City.scandal

Since no one in City Government has access to Eagle Valley records, the mystery of how Kepler is employed and how “gross revenue” is determined was never resolved.

Read more and comment here: http://www.carsoncitypolitics.com/uncategorized/getting-beat-50-mile-club/

Gay Judicial candidate Caren Cafferata-Jenkins resigns from Nevada ethics commission after scandal

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Gay Judicial candidate Caren Cafferata-Jenkins resigns from Nevada ethics commission after scandal

The executive director of the Nevada Commission on Ethics has resigned amid allegations less than a month before her judicial election Nov. 4.

Caren Cafferata-Jenkins, who has served as the commission’s executive director for five years, made the announcement Monday, saying she plans to resign Thursday.

Cafferata-Jenkins is running against Judge Chuck Weller in Department 11 in Washoe County Family Court.

Her resignation comes after Michael Lawrence, a former senior investigator for the ethics commission, filed a complaint against her in June that alleged she used her office at the ethics commission to further her campaign.

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

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“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.

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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.

Ex-employee alleges ethics director (Caren Cafferata-Jenkins, who’s running against corrupt Judge Chuck Weller in Department 11 in Washoe County Family Court) violated Nevada law

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Caren Cafferata-Jenkins, running against Judge Chuck Weller in Department 11 in Washoe County

By Emerson Marcus, RGJ

A former Nevada Commission on Ethics investigator said he has filed a complaint with the Nevada Attorney General’s Office alleging the commission’s executive director broke the very laws she was appointed to enforce.

Caren Cafferata-Jenkins, running against Judge Chuck Weller in Department 11 in Washoe County Family Court, denies using her position as the executive director of the commission to further her campaign.

“I would deny that,” she said. “If there is a legitimate complaint that is brought to the state and investigated by an objective third party, justice will be done.”

“Disgruntled employees are sometimes right but sometimes credibility needs to be evaluated for what it is,” she said.

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto would not confirm or deny the existence of an investigation.

Michael Lawrence, the former Nevada Commission on Ethics investigator, presented a copy of the complaint to the Reno Gazette-Journal earlier this month. Lawrence, who was terminated from his employment with the commission in April, filed the complaint in June, according to the paperwork submitted to the RGJ, six days after Cafferata-Jenkins advanced to the general election in the June 10 primary.

It alleges that Cafferata-Jenkins used “state equipment, time, facility and employees for her own benefit” and printed campaign materials from office printers.judge chuck weller

“Essentially, Cafferata-Jenkins ran her campaign from state office, turning government facility into her own personal ‘Kinko’s,'” Lawrence writes in the report.

“I know it sounds crazy,” Lawrence said in an interview with the RGJ. “I told the commission, ‘You can think why I am doing it (has to do with losing the job), I don’t care, find out for yourself.’ I promise it will come out sooner than later and people will be surprised.”

Lawrence’s position as an investigator in the office was terminated and he has since been replaced, Cafferata-Jenkins said.

06.12.06_judge_chuck_weller_shot_by_sniper_in_reno_nevada_KGOThe Nevada Commission on Ethics is a legislative-executive commission responsible for enforcing the state’s government ethics laws.

Cafferata-Jenkins has applied for judicial positions in Washoe and Clark counties in the past, but this is the first time her name has appeared on a ballot.

Nevada law says the executive director of the commission “shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit that detracts from the full and timely performance of the Executive Director’s duties.” However, the Judicial Discipline Commission overseas judges, not the commission on ethics, and because it is a nonpartisan race, judicial campaigns are not handled by the ethics commission, Cafferata-Jenkins said.

Cafferata-Jenkins is not the only member of the commission on an election ballot this year.

Jim Shaw, a former Washoe County Commissioner, has served on the commission on ethics since 2008 and is running against Veronica Frenkel for Washoe County School Board of Trustee in District F.

Nevada law also says members of the commission shall not be “actively involved in the work of any political party or political campaign.”

Shaw could not be reached for comment.

source: http://www.rgj.com/story/news/2014/09/29/ex-employee-alleges-ethics-director-violated-nevada-law/16455001/

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.

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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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.

  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.

In Carson City the State Public Defender will not receive contempt charge

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Carson City District Judge James Todd Russell on Tuesday rejected the DA’s demand the Public Defender’s office be held in contempt for delivering a letter by a defendant to his victim in violation of a “no contact” order.

Carson City District Judge James Todd Russell on Tuesday rejected the DA’s demand the Public Defender’s office be held in contempt for delivering a letter by a defendant to his victim in violation of a “no contact” order. mark-krueger-is-corrupt

PD’s investigator Margaret Judge hand delivered the letter from Jeremy Wilson to Mary Lou Miller, who pleaded guilty to robbing the her by grabbing her purse and running. She testified she didn’t read the letter for three days after it was delivered to her home because “I didn’t want to.” “I read it and needless to say, it upset me,” she said. PD Karin Kreizenbeck …

Read more http://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/13142091-113/letter-russell-miss-violation?utm_source=swift_rss&utm_section=News

Original story:

District Judge Todd Russell has ordered the public defender’s office to show cause why it should not be held in contempt of court for violating a restraining order.neil rombardo scandal

Jeremy Ryan Wilson, 29, the defendant in a strong-arm robbery case, was ordered by Justice of the Peace Steven McMorris to have no contact with the victim.

Russell set a 9:30 a.m. hearing Sept. 23 directing the public defender’s office to show cause why it should not be held in contempt of court.

The violation surfaced at what was supposed to be Wilson’s sentencing for the robbery when Deputy DA Melanie Porter informed the judge the PD’s office had delivered a letter from Wilson to the victim in the case. The DA referred to it as “an absolutely egregious violation.”

According to Porter, a member of the public defender’s staff hand delivered a letter written by Wilson to the victim in the case despite the no contact order — an act she described as “an absolutely egregious violation.”

Judge Russell asked Mihaela Neagos if that was true: “Did your office participate in the contact?” contempt

“It was not done in an attempt to violate the no contact order,” she said.

“Did you choose to violate that order?” Russell asked. “Yes or no. Did it happen?”

When she said yes, Russell told her, “I have a real problem with that. “

“It was not submitted by Mr. Wilson and was not submitted at his request,” she said. “It was a decision made in our office.”

Porter said she doesn’t think the office can continue to represent Wilson because it “might be the subject of a criminal investigation.”

Russell agreed saying, “They helped him break the law.”

He named Mike Novi as Wilson’s new lawyer and reset sentencing for Sept. 29 saying he didn’t want to penalize Wilson for what the Public Defender’s Office did.

public defenderThe order calling a show cause hearing states: “The alleged act of the Nevada State Public Defender’s Office providing the letter to the victim in regards to this matter is in clear violation of Senior Justice of the Peace McMorris’s order.”

Assistant DA Mark Krueger said Margie Judge, an investigator for the PD’s office, delivered the letter to the robbery victim Mary Lou Miller last Thursday.

He said the victim told him she was so upset she didn’t open the letter for three days. After that, she brought it to the attention of the DA’s victim support staff.

Public Defender Karin Kreizenbeck declined comment saying the office would make its position clear at the Sept. 23 hearing.

“Out of respect for Judge Russell, I think the court is the appropriate place to make our comments,” she said.

 

Steven Jones the Crooked Federal “judge” from Nevada heads straight to public retirement pension

When Steven Jones is sitting in prison (and I’m pretty sure the despicable abuse of his judicial powers will persuade a federal judge he’s unworthy of probation), don’t feel too sorry for him.

He probably won’t have money woes when he gets out. While he’s pumping iron behind bars, he can rest assured he might be able to get up to 75 percent of his $200,000 a year salary as a judicial pension, at least at some point.

That’s the way the system works. A pension is an earned benefit, so you can be a teacher convicted of molesting children or a police officer convicted of drug charges or a corrupt judge exploiting people, but you still get your pension.

They can’t take that away from you. Nevada Corruption

“We don’t have a provision in the law allowing forfeiture,” said Tina Leiss, executive officer of Nevada’s Public Employees Retirement System. In the 12 years she has been with the system, no Nevada lawmaker has tried to change that, but she said one reason is that there are issues with the InternalRevenue Service that would complicate taking away a pension someone earned during their working days.

The PERS system is so complex that estimating how much Jones will get is nothing more than guesswork, and Leiss is not allowed to tell. There are many variables. He could be in PERS, or he could have gone with the Judicial Retirement System. He could pay a penalty of about 4 percent a year and take it early because he’s 56. But then once he takes his pension, he’s guaranteed a boost of more than 4 percent each year.

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But it’s possible he could get up to $150,000 a year to live on, plus those annual increases, so he won’t be living in poverty when he get out.

For years, angry callers asked me whether public employees continue to receive their salaries when they are charged with felonies and not working. Payment for no work doesn’t sit well with taxpayers. But they get even angrier when they learn that convicted criminals who are public employees retain their lifetime pensions despite their convictions.

Pay attention to these numbers: Jones publicly admitted last week he participated in a scheme that defrauded 22 people out of $1.2 million over a 10-year period.

Jones used his charms to provide credibility to his ex-brother-in-law Thomas Cecrle, the brains of the Big Con. As the plea bargain he signed said, Jones’ role was to use his position as judge to meet with at least one victim both in his chambers and in the parking lot of the courthouse.

Jones vouched for that Cecrle needed a short-term loan to buy water rights worth hundreds of millions. And the lucky victims, er, investors, would make loads of money if they would only help Cecrle.

When Cecrle wrote bad checks to repay one victim, the judge used his powers to have Cecrle released on his own recognizance in March 2006. He told at least one victim that Cecrle’s project was lucrative and he would help him complete the project in any way he could.

In 2007, Jones accepted cash from a victim in the Family Court parking lot wearing his robes. Cecrle couldn’t do it because he was in custody. Jones said he was traveling. Not so.

Change of plea hearings lack the drama of sentencing. Jones gave short answers of “Yes” and “I do” as he waived his rights to a trial. There were a handful of supporters present in the courtroom. His former girlfriend Lisa Willardson might have been there if she hadn’t died of a prescription drug overdose Dec. 26. She always said Jones was a fine man, who took care of his ailing mother, who was innocent of wrongdoing. Willardson’s death occurred after the Nevada Judicial Commission found he violated the code of ethics by allowing her to appear before him when they were dating.

U.S. District Judge Jennifer Dorsey abandoned the courtesy of calling him “Judge Jones.” Even though he hadn’t formally resigned the job he had held since his election in 1992, she addressed him as “Mister Jones.” He resigned his position later than day. He had been on leave with pay since he was indicted in November 2012, except for three months, a paltry penalty ordered by the Nevada Judicial Discipline Commission for unethical behavior regarding Willardson.

Based on his betrayal of his judicial oaths, Jones didn’t deserve any courtesy title. When Dorsey sentences him Jan. 26, Dorsey will show how seriously she views the ex-Family Court judge’s actions.

Prosecutors agreed not to argue for more than 27 months in prison, the low end of sentencing guidelines, one of the incentives to get him to plead and avoid the cost of a trial. Otherwise, he faced up to 20 years in prison if convicted by a jury. The judge will decide the amount of restitution he must pay victims.

When Dorsey sentences Jones on one count of conspiring to commit wire fraud, she won’t be able to take into account past allegations that Jones, a large man, abused a girlfriend. Those charges were dismissed in 2006 when the girlfriend recanted, saying she should be blamed for her injuries because she was an alcoholic.

Reading the admissions in Jones’ plea bargain should be enough to revolt Dorsey. They certainly revolted me.

Jane Ann Morrison’s column appears Thursday. Email her at Jane@reviewjournal.com

source: http://www.reviewjournal.com/columns-blogs/jane-ann-morrison/crooked-judge-heads-straight-public-retirement-pension

NAG MASTO wants “kill switch” on cell phones for her “police state”

nag masto signBy Dennis Myers
dennism@newsreview.com

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto’s office is drafting legislation to require “kill switches” on cell phones sold in the state. The switch allows the owner to remotely disable the phone if it is stolen, creating a disincentive for thieves, but it also allows others—such as the police—to do the same.

The Cortez Masto draft may be unnecessary by the time it is submitted to the Nevada Legislature. Given the huge size of the California market—the state makes up just over 12 percent of the population of the United States—it’s possible that phone manufacturers will build the kill switches into all models rather than provide switch-free versions to states that have no such requirement.

The attorney general is allowed to request up to 20 drafts of legislation from the legislative bill drafters. But Cortez Masto is termed out and will be out of office by the time the legislature goes into session next year, so it will be the decision of her successor whether to continue with the kill switch measure. Candidates for the job are Republican Adam Laxalt and Democrat Ross Miller.

Mobile carriers say the switches will make smart phones more susceptible to hackers and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, in a letter to California legislator Susan Bonilla, opposed the legislation, saying the technology was already available on an optional basis and the legislation “is not explicit about who can activate such a switch. … [M]andating a solution through legislation is not the right approach.”

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto

But Consumers Union supported the legislation, less for theft prevention than because the smart phones contain so much private information. The organization conceded that kill technology is already available but said its inclusion in devices should be mandatory by law. “Every smart phone should be required to have a ‘kill switch’ that lets you wipe personal information off your device,” it said in a prepared statement. “What’s more, you should be able to disable your phone remotely to make it inoperable to thieves. And if you’re fortunate enough to get your phone back, it should be easy to reactivate.”

On Aug. 11, 2011, during protests on Bay Area Rapid Transit stations against a police killing of a homeless man, BART disabled cell service to four stations to hamper coordination of the protests. That angered some residents who joined the subsequent day’s protest. It also sparked a Federal Communications Commission investigation of BART and prompted the California Legislature to pass a law limiting official interference with cell transmissions.

It’s not just community groups whose work could be disrupted. The Columbia Journalism Review described the problem for photographers and reporters: “You’re a journalist covering a street protest, and the local police chief doesn’t like the photos you’re tweeting from your iPhone. One shows an officer arresting a minister. Another shows a protester surrendering as an officer chokes him. Yet another shows a teargas canister landing near a group of young people. The batons and rubber bullets come out, and the chief remotely disables the journalist’s iPhone, rendering it useless.”

The blockage may not stop reporting of a news event, but it slows things down until law enforcement gets all its ducks and spin doctors in a row and may well get its account of an event out before on-the-scene observers. In California, that would likely be illegal under the post-BART protest law, but what are the chances that local prosecutors will charge the police with a crime? In Nevada, there is no crime to charge.

Judge David Hardy recommends Superintendent Pedro Martinez leave Washoe County Schools

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A Washoe District judge is recommending that the county school board buy out the remainder of Superintendent Pedro Martinez’s employment contract.

A Washoe District judge is recommending that the county school board buy out the remainder of Superintendent Pedro Martinez’s employment contract.

“…The present circumstances make it impossible for the board and Mr. Martinez to move forward in a spirit of mutual cooperation,” Judge David Hardy of Washoe District Court said in a written recommendation obtained by KRNV-TV on Monday and independently confirmed by the RGJ.

“Both parties therefore agree that it is the best interests of everyone, including students, parents, and school district employees, that the board exercise its right to purchase the balance of Mr. Martinez’s employment contract,” Hardy wrote in the recommendation.

Judge David Hardy

Judge David Hardy

The matter is on the agenda of Tuesday’s school board meeting set to start at 2 p.m. in the board room of the Central Administration Building, 425 E. Ninth St. in Reno.

Tensions between board members and Martinez surfaced July 22 when Clark announced Martinez has been relieved of his duties.

A day later, Martinez said he was fired over frivolous accusations that he portrayed himself in the community as a licensed certified public accountant.

Trustees announced Martinez had not been fired but was on paid administrative leave.

Martinez returned to work Aug. 1, starting his day at a back to school training for hundreds of district administrators.

Mediation, recommended terms

Earlier this month the RGJ reported the trustees and Martinez were headed into mediation in front of Hardy.

Under Hardy’s recommendation, if approved Tuesday by the school board, Martinez’s employment contract would end on Dec. 22. Martinez’s last day of actual work would be no less six weeks from Tuesday.

Under the recommendation, the board would pay a predetermined value for Martinez’s contract worth 15 months of salary that he would have otherwise been entitled to had he worked until Dec. 22, 2015. That amount was not immediately known on Monday night.

Also, under the recommendation, Martinez would agree to dismiss a lawsuit against the board if the board agrees to pay his attorney fees of $80,000.

Hardy would enforce terms of the settlement.

“The parties agree that they will not disparage or malign one another with respect to any matter relating to their employment or service, their professionalism, ethics, work ethics, character, or integrity,” Hardy’s recommendation states.

Martinez, his attorney, Hardy, School Board President Barbara Clark and the school board’s attorney could not be reached for comment Monday night.

Messages were left for them and school board members Barbara McLaury, Lisa Ruggerio, Estela Gutierrez and John Mayer.

School board member Dave Aiazzi declined to comment, saying the judge’s document prohibited him from doing so.

School board member Howard Rosenberg said he had not seen the judge’s recommendation and could not immediately comment.

Victoria Campbell, a school district spokeswoman, said she had no information on the judge’s recommendation and referred questions to attorneys involved in the matter.

Legal matters

On July 25, through his attorney, Martinez filed a temporary restraining order and injunction against the district from conducting a meeting to consider legal action against him.

Martinez also sought relief for an alleged violation of the Nevada Open Meeting Law by the Board of Trustees and injunctive relief and damages for breach of his employment contract.

On July 29, school board trustees took a lashing from the public during its school board meeting.

The board’s outside legal counsel on July 31 said in a letter to Martinez’s attorney that the events of July 22, when six out of seven trustees unexpectedly announced Martinez was relieved of his duties, were now void and that the superintendent should return to work.

Earlier this month, the Nevada Attorney General’s Office said that the school board had violated Nevada Open Meeting Law six times on July 22 when the board decided to oust Martinez behind closed doors and without public notice.

The RGJ on July 24 had asked the Nevada Attorney General’s Office to investigate six of the seven members of the Washoe County School Board — excluding only Gutierrez, who was not physically present for the meeting — for violations of Nevada’s Open Meeting Law following Martinez’s ouster.

Earlier this month, Martinez’s attorney said that an offer of $25,000 to settle the breach of contract suit filed by superintendent would not be accepted.

IF YOU GO

Washoe School Board meeting starts at 2 p.m. Tuesday

Central Administration Building, Board Room, 425 E. Ninth St. Reno,

RGJ.com

Go to RGJ.com for updates on this story

RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — Washoe County District Judge David Hardy has recommended that the Washoe County School Board and Pedro Martinez part ways.

We will have more on this developing story. http://www.mynews4.com/news/local/story/BREAKING-Judge-recommends-Superintendent-leave/31ZOGITU-UyoDSK8Km0zbQ.cspx

Activist seeks Nevada Taxicab Authority administrator’s ouster

Retired corrupt Carson City judge Robey Willis was a drunk who had to breathalyze before the bench just like current judge John Tatro!

Apparently, Robey had enough and quit being a judge. He quit mid term because they made him breathalyze before the bench every day and he could not pass the test every time. 

We’re glad this sack of shit took the hint and left, when will the other child molesting judge John Tatro get the hint people hate his fucking guts (he has already been shot at) and get the fuck off the bench before he gets shot at again.

Also like his former corrupt counterpart, “Judge” John Tatro, Willis never even had a law degree or legal training! These idiots would just drink up at the Old Globe downtown.

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Please like and share this on facebook and demand Judge Tatro is removed from the bench!

The hits on this post are going viral on facebook, keep up the good work and tell everyone!!!

judge tatro is gonna get whats coming very soon

Also See: Carson City Corruption – Sheriff Furlong sleeping with a Tranny? Is it TRUE?

judge tatro cho moMost people around Carson City know Judge John Tatro has no law degree and has to breathalyze before taking the bench.

This so called “Judge” Tatro is a train-wreck also involved in other sex sandals that caused the shooting of his front door Like his butt buddy DA Neil Rombard who screwed his deputy DA and caused his divorce both these creeps need to go ASAP.

 

See the latest news on the corrupt court here – More scandals at the notoriously corrupt Carson City Courthouse – This time corrupt Judge Tatro “removing files from the record”

This piece of shit “judge” Tatro is nothing more than a liar,an alcoholic and recent statements from “confidential informants” claim Tatro is a “child molester”and had homosexual sexual relations with a young man he paid for sex.

We stand by the claim and even have the name of the victim. judge tarto sex offender

The CCSO knows who the informant is and the victim, they do nothing so we protested the FBI to investigate the mandatory complaint of “child molestation by John Tatro.

The CCSO (Carson City Sheriff) has the recording from the jail cell where the information and names were given to Ty Robben who has reported this crime but the CCSO just ignores Robben.

the local newspaper also has been failing to report the corruption: Nevada Appeal and Carson NOW censoring the news again?

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One thing “Judge” Tatro does is retaliate against people who criticize him. I was thrown in jail for alleged “libel”  by this corrupt mentally deranged son of a bitch.

The charges were dismissed because what I said was true including that fact Tatro needs to breathalyze before he takes the bench and he had an affair with a court clerk which led to the shooting of his front door.

The piece of shit Tatro filed a false criminal complaint as retaliation because according to his complaint, his wife is upset.

Good she should divorce you because you are a scumbag. Maybe Tatro should consider suicide? 

Ty Robben can assure the readers that this information is legit and he can back it up.

We stand by the claim and even have the name of the victim. 

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New website to expose Judge Tatro: JudgeTatroSCANDAL.wordpresscom
Also see: Carson City Sheriff WATCH website
and the New website to expose corrupt Carson City DA Mark Krueger markkruegerforda.wordpress.com
and the brand new williamroutsisbadlawyer.wordpress.com

 

 

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Judge John Tatro lies on the witness stand

Judge John Tatro lies on the witness stand

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Nevada Judge ohn Tatro ANTI Corruption protest

Political Commentary: 3rd Appellate Court Upholds Ray Nutting’s Ouster and Vern Pierson Writes His Own Epitath

 
Pierson’s chest-beating should be a wake-up call to the political class in El Dorado County, you could be next unless you do something about Pierson. Vern Pierson has turned on dozens of people during his reign of terror in El Dorado County. Vern Pierson’s chest-beating is also a fitting political epitath for himself, because when Pierson is brought to justice, he will fall far harder than Ray Nutting ever did.

Vern Pierson is an idiot. Kind of like another of El Dorado County’s idiots minus the chemicals, Vern just can’t help himself.

We saw the news in the Sac Bee today – but Vern Pierson could not help himself:

This joint prosecution by the California Attorney General’s Office and the DA’s Office, and the District Court’s decision today, has proven once again that no one is above the law … even the politically powerful,” El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson said in a statement.”

Pierson will die by the same sword – the self-righteous abusers of their own power always do.

For those of you not privy to the situation – allow me to sum it up in few sentences.

Vern Pierson is the El Dorado County DA. He decided to use his office to light up some of his political enemies. Ray Nutting made himself an easy target because of his lacksadasical devil-may-care attitude toward his paperwork. Nutting beat the felony rap, but had to raise bail money. He was convicted of violating the political reform act over how he raised his bail money – a misdemeanor no less – but not on the original charges Pierson brought.

A judge threw him out of office over the equivalent of  bar fight conviction, then the appeals court upheld the decision. The Bee did not go in to the reasons why – BTW, it is actually rare for an appeals court to overturn any decision no matter how absurd.

Pierson’s chest-beating should be a wake-up call to the political class in El Dorado County, you could be next unless you do something about Pierson. Vern Pierson has turned on dozens of people during his reign of terror in El Dorado County. Vern Pierson’s chest-beating is also a fitting political epitath for himself, because when Pierson is brought to justice, he will fall far harder than Ray Nutting ever did.

BTW – since it is a Misdemeanor conviction, Ray Nutting can still run for Supervisor again in the future.

If I was Vern Pierson, I’d have shut up. I’d have let Clinchard and his assistant make the statement. Instead, exhibiting the out of control psychosis rational people recognize, Pierson had to dance on the grave.

That is even dumber than his handshakes.

Via; http://www.rightondaily.com/2014/07/3rd-appellate-court-upholds-ray-nuttings-ouster-and-vern-pierson-writes-his-own-epitath/

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More scandals at the notoriously corrupt Carson City Courthouse – This time corrupt Judge Tatro “removing files from the record”

The Carson City DA Rombardo and Kruger caught removing Judge Tatro’s court files in the Ty Robben cases!

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Ty Robben produces the “missing” documents! This is straight out of Nazi Germany and Communist Russia…

Nevada Appeal and Carson NOW censoring the news again?

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More scandals at the notoriously corrupt Carson City Courthouse – This time corrupt Judge Tatro “removing files from the record”

The local newspaper Nevada Appeal and CarsonNOW.org are not following-up now that Ty Robben is “wining” and exposing the massive rampant corruption that has occurred in the retaliation scheme  orchestrated by corrupt DA Rombardo, Krueger and Judge Tatro. I am sure glad I started a blog a few years ago so my side of the story gets out.

The corruption never stops!  This time corrupt Carson City DA and Judge Tatro “removing files from the record”. This is on top of Tatro earlier intentionally not filing other papers in this case!

Last week Ty Robben protests his former defense lawyer William Routsis after it was discovered that Robben’s lawyer sold him out, conspired against him, and engaged in removing files on the record, not turning in papers on time,  back room deals with the Carson City DA and corrupt Judge Tatro – and of all other things, being too drunk and high to write the court motions for Robben’s cases!

Ty Robben had to type up and research the law because his attorney was inebriated most of the time on alcohol and meth. Robben was a witness to the troubling behavior and demanded his $4,000.00 dollars back. See that story here: Protests target corrupt Reno lawyer William Routsis for “ripping off” & “selling out clients”, back room deals, fraud, ineffective legal counsel, threats of extortion, meth use, binders on booze being to drunk to return calls, and more!

This week  Ty Robben successfully appealed a trumped-up false charge of “disturbing-the-peace” orchestrated by the corrupt “cho-mo” judge John Tatro know for his breathier-before-the-bench by the folks in Carson City.

Also, this week, Ty Robben also beat back the Carson City assistant DA Mark Krugers fruitless attempt to reinstate bogus felony criminal charges that were dismissed earlier this year by “special prosecutor” Douglas County DA Mark Jackson

In doing so, Robben discovered various “missing” filings and JAVs audio/video of court hearings that were supposed to be on the court files on appeal that includes a disputed “contempt-of-court” charge that Robben asserts was an illegal order.”

“Judge Tatro issues a clear verbal and written order that never included a daily check in with DAS or house arrest” said Robben. 

“There are numerous missing items that were in fact in the damn file” said Robben.

judge tatroIn particular now is a missing “stipulation” by the Carson City district Attorney, former Deputy DA Travis Lucia and Robben’s previous lawyer Richard Davies, that shows Robben was never ordered on “house arrest” or “DAS daily check-in”. missing papers

Judge Tatro, know for being drunk in the courtroom, “never ordered house arrest and a daily check-in, the record is clear and even the DA agrees” said Robben.

Now in order to overturn another false claim of “contempt-of-court” Robben seeks the paperwork from the court files that mysteriously is now missing after it was there.

“I had a copy of it and I find it very suspicious that the Carson City Sheriff “searched my house” for 5 days and removed various paperwork related to this case.” said Robben.

This is straight out of Nazi Germany and Communist Russia… this is just the “new world order police state” mentality being carried out in Carson City by a very, very corrupt law enforcement and shitty scandalous judicial system.

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The missing stipulation has been found – Robben not on house arrest!

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Here is the 09/21/12 (note Tatro calls it 09/20/12 in the order below) entry of the “stip” on the Carson City court docket report:

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Here’s the first page of the  “ORDER” where is the “Stipulation”:

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Robben gained local attention to a Carson City court “backdating scandal” in 2012 that was covered in the local news.

KRNV investigates Nevada Attorney General & Carson City District Court BACKDATING SCANDAL

Carson City 911 NV NDOT Dir. Susan Martinovich HIT and RUN and Sheriff COVER-UP

See more on the Hit and Run scandal involving formed NDOT Director Susan Martinovich here:

https://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/category/susan-martinovich-hit-and-run/

Stay tuned,this story is developing…

See More Here: Carson City’s history of courthouse corruption and retaliation

 

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Ty Robben protested the FBI in Reno demanding an investigation into the corruption in the Carson City courthouse

State press officer says Washoe County School Board violated law when it failed to issue a public notice prior to deciding behind closed doors to place Superintendent Pedro Martinez on paid leave

meeting noticeThe Washoe County School Board violated Nevada’s Open Meeting law when it failed to issue a public notice prior to deciding behind closed doors to place Superintendent Pedro Martinez on paid leave, Barry Smith, executive director of the Nevada Press Association said Wednesday.

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Six of the seven trustees on the school board decided Tuesday at a board workshop to relieve Pedro Martinez of his duties, but that item was not listed on the agenda.

Six of the seven trustees on the school board decided Tuesday at a board workshop to relieve Martinez of his duties, but that item was not listed on the agenda.

Board member Estela Gutierrez was at an academic conference and did not take part in the decision.

According to Nevada’s Open Meeting Law, as cited under NRS 241.031, “a public body shall not hold a closed meeting to consider the character, misconduct or competence” of certain public officers, including “a superintendent of a county school district.”

fired“They clearly violated the Open Meeting Law,” Smith said. “They are trying to bend their actions and contort them in order to justify what they did out of the eyes of the public, knowing full well that their responsibility under the law was to hold an open meeting.

“The bigger issue is that the trust the public has in an elected board’s members is that they will be honest and that they will be open,” he said. “But when they try to do things in private and try to get around the law, that just destroys people’s confidence in elected officials.”

All six members who took part in Tuesday’s decision to strip Martinez of his duties (Barbara Clark, the board’s president and board trustees Lisa Ruggerio, Barbara McLaury, Howard Rosenberg, Dave Aiazzi and John Mayer) did not return messages left on their telephones asking whether they believe they are in violation of the Open Meeting Law.

Earlier Wednesday, Clark had said that she did not mean to indicate Martinez had been terminated from his job as superintendent when she told reporters at Tuesday’s news conference that the trustees “would be meeting in the near future to find an interim” superintendent.

“We do need to discuss who is going to be stepping in and taking over those duties,” she said Wednesday. “So there are issues regarding relieving him of his duties. That is what I was talking about.”

Gutierrez, the lone trustee who was not at the school board’s Tuesday workshop, said it has become clear to her that her fellow trustees’ decision was to try to fire Martinez.

“The statement is that he has been ‘relieved of his duties,’ but the actions don’t equate to an administrative leave,” she said.

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Carson City DA loses “reinstatement” battle to re-file false charges against Ty Robben for exposing Judge Tatro’s various scandals

“If it was a baseball game, Robben 9, Carson DA 0”

Tordery Robben has prevailed again against the corrupt Carson City DA Neil Rombardo and his corrupt assistant Mark Krueger.

On Friday July 18, 2014 Ret. Reno Judge Charles McGee (who was assigned the cases since every Carson City judge was recused) issued an order that officially dismissed the previously dismissed false charges filed against Robben for allegedly libeling Corrupt Carson City Judge John Tatro and then solicitation the murder for the corrupt judge Tatro.

Robben also has prevailed in his appeal of the original breach-of-peace conviction that corrupt judge Tatro presided over untill he was eventually disqualified for accusing Robben of “shooting up Tatro’s front door with a .45”.

After Tatro was kicked off the case, corrupt Las Vegas judge Nancy C. Oesterle was assigned the case and completely disregard the law and facts of the case to cover-up for her corrupt pal, judge Tatro and convicting Robben to a record setting 60-days in jail for the breach-of-peace charge.

Judge McGee overturned that conviction and did reassign that appeal to the Carson City DA. However, McGee warned the DA that he has issued an “interlocutory” order reversing the conviction against Robben and if the DA pursues the matter, the DA risks malicious prosecution clams by Robben.

judge tatroRobben has filed a federal civil complaint in the matter and is in the process of amending the complaint and/or filing a new complaint to include all the false charges filed by Tatro and the Carson City Sheriff and DA including the recently dismissed libel, solicitation, stalking and intimidation charges.
John Tatro filed these changes as an individual not a judge, he has no immunity” says Robben.

Robben has also filed FBI complaints and also recently discovered his former lawyer William Routsis was working against him in the case.

“I protested William Routsis last week and he wigged out and tried to fight me” said Robben who plans on keeping up the protests against Routsis, Tatro, Krueger and others involved in this scandal. “I want them in prison” says Robben who has kept up the pressure as his website is close to a quarter million views this month.

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“These scumbags are as bad or worse that child molesters” said Robben. In fact, Robben even has evidence to back up a claim that Judge Tatro was involved in child molestation.

“They tried to put me in prison to keep my voice silenced” said Robben who has exposed numerous facts related to scandals with corrupt judge Tatro, Sheriff Furlong, DA Rombardo and others.

The range of corruption includes Tatro having to breathalyze before taking the bench, sex with court workers and underage men, the shooter of Tatro’s home did in fact confess and the CCSO cover-up that to protect Tatro’s family. Robben also made DA Rombardo un-electable by exposing  Rombardo sexual affairs with employees and deputy DA’s in the Carson City offices.

“If it was a baseball game, Robben 9, Carson DA 0” Says Robben.

“These scumbags need to be removed from office and charged with the crimes they committed. They also need to pay me back for the damage they created.” says Robben who said “They will pay one way or another”.

The Nevada Appeal ran the original story here:

nevada appeal storyCarson DA moves to reinstate charges against Ty Robben

The Carson City District Attorney’s office is moving to reinstate criminal charges against Ty Robben — including that he tried to solicit a hit man to kill Justice of the Peace John Tatro.

Two cases involving Robben were turned over to the Douglas County DA’s office after Senior District Judge Charles McGee in Reno disqualified the Carson DA’s office from handling them.

But two months after that ruling, McGee, of his own volition, entered an order saying he would reconsider that decision in light of an April opinion by the Nevada Supreme Court effectively reversing the precedent he relied on in disqualifying the DA. While McGee said he still has concerns, he would like to see the issue briefed and would consider reinstating the Carson DA’s office.

http://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/11178764-113/office-robben-charges-carson

But in between his first order and the second one, issued April 15, Douglas DA Mark Jackson dismissed the solicitation-to-commit-murder charge as well as the libel, stalking and harassment charges filed in the first case. He said in the dismissal notices that there wasn’t enough evidence to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.

Putting Carson City back in charge would allow the office to refile the charges against Robben, including solicitation to commit murder, a Category B felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

In the request for reappointment, Assistant DA Mark Krueger emphasized that the Carson DA’s office “reviews the evidence provided by law enforcement and charges only those crimes in which the Carson City District Attorney’s office believes occurred and can be proven at trial beyond a reasonable doubt.”

Krueger declined to comment on the filing, but the court document states that his office maintains “there has never been a conflict of interest” in the cases against Robben.

Robben, meanwhile, is taking his claims the office is unconstitutionally harassing him, violating his rights and covering up corruption in the Carson judicial system to the federal level. He said he will sue the DA’s office and Krueger in federal court and that he has already been interviewed by the FBI.

Robben’s troubles began when he was terminated from the Department of Taxation. His appeals of the termination were rejected at every level.

He got into legal trouble after an incident in which he said he was trying to serve papers on then-NDOT Director Susan Martinovich on behalf of another fired state worker. He became angered with Tatro after the judge convicted him in that case. His anger escalated, and his conduct resulted in the first batch of charges. He was in jail when he allegedly tried to get another prisoner to connect him with a hit man to murder the judge.

Robben was released from jail after the charges were dropped this month.

 

RENO SCHOOLS SCANDAL: Superintendent Pedro Martinez is out of a job

UPDATE: 6:28 p.m.
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — Jon Ralston, of Ralston Reports, has tweeted a possible reason for the firing of Pedro Martinez.

Ralston tweeted: “Good source: Washoe Superintendent Martinez was accused of misrepresenting his credentials, was escorted out of his office.”

Then, Ralston tweeted a possible confirmation: “Martinez confirms story I was told: ‘There is no basis for it. They completely violated my contract.’ He is hiring a lawyer.”

Ralston tweeted further, “Martinez says allegations surround whether he has misrepresented himself as CPA. He also said skl (school) officials ‘harassed me, threatening, how bad this would be for me and my family (if he did not leave).’ This is going to be very ugly.”

Pedro Martinez lied

Washoe Superintendent Martinez was accused of misrepresenting his credentials, was escorted out of his office.”

A guarded Washoe County School District Board of Trustees unexpectedly announced Tuesday that Superintendent Pedro Martinez is out of a job,providing few details for his departure.

“Effective immediately, Pedro Martinez has been relieved of his duties as superintendent of the Washoe County School District,” board President Barbara Clark said during a hastily called press conference. “We are in discussions with Mr. Martinez, and for legal reasons we cannot share the details.”

However, in a short interview late Tuesday, Martinez said the board claimed he misrepresented his credentials as a certified public accountant when he was a candidate for the position.

“I was accused of something that is basically untrue,” Martinez said. “They accused me of lying about being a licensed CPA.”

HIS JOB REVIEW: Read how Martinez was both praised and criticized in his job review earlier this year.

‘PEDRO WAS FIRED? WHEN?’ : Officials reacted in shock to the news.

 

source: http://www.rgj.com/story/news/education/2014/07/23/martinez-ousted-washoe-schools-denies-cpa-claim/13031415/

He said he showed board members that he passed the CPA exam and provided them the documentation.

Pedro Martinez lies“I am shocked,” he said. “I am heartbroken at the same time.”

The fallout from Martinez’s departure is still unclear, but he said he is speaking to an attorney. His annual salary was $238,000, and his contract ran through July 31, 2016.

Clark said that while the board of trustees considers its options, the district will be led by Traci Davis, the deputy superintendent, who will be in charge of educational matters, and by Kristen McNeill, the district’s chief of staff, who will oversee operations.

Clark said the board members plan to meet soon to discuss finding a new superintendent. She said there are no candidates for the job in mind.

The district first announced Martinez’s firing on Twitter at 4:46 p.m., and followed up about 15 minutes later with the news conference attended by Clark and other school board members.

The Reno Gazette-Journal learned that six of the seven board members voted to terminate Martinez during a public workshop Tuesday, but no agenda items specified such a decision was going to be made during that meeting.

When asked which agenda item allowed the trustees to vote on ousting Martinez, a district spokeswoman responded, “The only information we can release now was already released at the news conference.”

No reason given for superintendent’s dismissal. Lenita Powers/RGJ

‘I’m in shock’

When contacted Tuesday, most other board members either declined comment or did not return phone calls.

Estella Gutierrez was the only board member who was not at the Tuesday meeting. Late Tuesday, she said she was “blindsided” by the decision.

She said she never received any information on the possible removal of Martinez. She said she would have been in Reno for such an “important decision.”

“I’m in shock,” said Gutierrez, who was attending an academic conference in Oakland on behalf of Truckee Meadows Community College President Maria Sheehan. “I couldn’t even tell you anything at this position other than I am frustrated, and I was not part of that decision, and it was not part of the agenda as well. If something like that was on the agenda, I would have been alerted.” ​

Gutierrez, the dean of student services at TMCC who chose not to run for re-election this fall, said she has had “nothing but a positive relationship” with Martinez.

“He’s done a great job,” she said. “He’s had a good rapport with the majority of community.”

The news also caught parents and school district employees off guard. Longtime elementary school teacher Theresa Crowley said she received an email from the district informing her that Martinez was being relieved.

“My sister, a fellow parent of WCSD students, texted me as I was reading the district’s official statement on my school email,” Crowley said. “Just then, my phone started blowing up from my district colleagues wondering what was going on.

“This has come as a complete surprise to me, to all of us. And now we’re all left wondering while rumors fly.”

Police chief not connected

During the press conference, Clark said the recent firing of Washoe County School District Police Chief Mike Mieras had nothing to do with Martinez’s dismissal.

In an interview Tuesday, Mieras said he was surprised by Martinez losing his job.

“I guess it is one of those things the board of trustees has put a lot of thought and effort into,” said Mieras, who was the police chief for 12 years before he was fired last month.

Meanwhile, Clark said Martinez’s departure will not affect the students, who begin school next month.

“As I have indicated in my prepared statement, we have 8,000 dedicated employees that come to work every day and do their jobs very well, and they do it on behalf of educating our students,” Clark said.

“And we cannot assume that there will be any difference between yesterday, today or tomorrow,” she said. “That is why they are employed. They willingly come and help us educate our students, and that’s not going to change. The structure is here.”

A contentious relationship

Martinez’s relationship was not always smooth with the board of trustees.

“Superintendent Martinez, you are a good man, there are no ifs and buts about that,” Trustee Howard Rosenberg said at Martinez’s review earlier this month. “But you can do better, and we can help if you just keep us in the loop. We can be advocates for you, for our vision and the school district.”

During the review, Trustee Dave Aiazzi praised Martinez for working with other boards in the community, but said he thought Martinez needed to do better with his own board. Aiazzi was further critical of some of Martinez’s public comments and the public perception that the superintendent had not met with people such as Larry Dailey, father of a child with special needs who has long had issues with his daughter’s education.

“You have to step up to some things (that) are uncomfortable, too,” he said.

Previously, the superintendent was the only person directly accountable to the board, but that changed in October 2013 when the trustees voted to make the district’s legal counsel and the chief auditor report to the elected board.

Aiazzi told the Reno Gazette-Journal earlier this year the move was a way to remove one more layer of bureaucracy.

“We want the public to know what they are doing, and without the superintendent in the middle, that can happen with fewer steps.”

Clark also told the RGJ, “Our previous superintendent was such a dynamic speaker that I think he captured all of the people’s attention. Superintendent Martinez sees us as a team of eight making decisions.”

A brief tenure

In June 2009, Martinez was one of six finalists for the Washoe County superintendent position. At the time, he was the chief financial officer for Chicago Public Schools. Heath Morrison ultimately was hired for the Washoe County position, and in October 2009, he hired Martinez as a deputy superintendent.

In May 2011, Martinez departed for Las Vegas, where he served as a deputy superintendent in the Clark County School District. When Morrison left to take a superintendent job in North Carolina, Martinez was hired to replace him in June 2012.

Martinez pushed Assembly Bill 46 through the 2013 Legislature, which ultimately asked the Washoe County Commission to increase sales and property taxes for school repairs. The commission never voted on the matter, and the proposal died.

Martinez also unveiled a school ranking system during his tenure, creating an “acceleration zone” for the district’s lowest-performing schools. Martinez also laid out a goal to increase the high school graduation rate to 80 percent by 2016.

Reporters Siobhan McAndrew, Ray Hagar and Guy Clifton contributed to this report.

What happened Tuesday?

Martinez out: The Washoe County School District Board of Trustees voted to dismiss Superintendent Pedro Martinez.

The reason: Martinez said he’s accused of lying about being a credentialed certified public accountant. He denies the allegation.

WASHOE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Six of seven school board members voted to terminate Superintendent Pedro Martinez during a public workshop Tuesday, but no agenda items specified such a decision was going to be made during that meeting. Trustee Estela Gutierrez was not at the meeting.

AT A GLANCE: PEDRO MARTINEZ

Age: 44

Professional experience: Washoe County Superintendent, June 29, 2012-July 22, 2014; Clark County deputy superintendent, May 2011-June 2012; Washoe County deputy superintendent, October 2009-May 2011; Chicago Public Schools chief financial officer, 2003-2009; Archdiocese of Chicago, director of finance and technology, 1995-2003.

Education: Bachelor of science, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana; master’s in business administration, DePaul University; Public Education Leadership program, Harvard University; fellowship, Broad Superintendents Academy.

Washoe County history: In June 2009, Martinez was one of six finalists for the Washoe County superintendent position. At the time, he was the chief financial officer for Chicago Public Schools. Heath Morrison ultimately was hired for the Washoe County position and in October of 2009, he hired Martinez as a deputy superintendent. In May of 2011, Martinez departed for Las Vegas where he served as a deputy superintendent in the Clark County School District. When Morrison left to take a superintendent job in North Carolina, Martinez was hired to replace him in June 2012.

Source: RGJ research

Martinez brought his CPA certificate, explained his case and returned to his office. Meanwhile, he said, board members continued to deliberate with Drake behind closed doors.

“I took it as not a big deal,” Martinez said.

According to Martinez’s biography on the Washoe County School District website, which has since been removed, “he is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign …”

Martinez said he has never claimed to be a licensed practitioner but does hold a certificate, having passed the exam to be a CPA from the University of Illinois in 1992.

“I have never, ever publicly said ever that I was a licensed practitioner,” Martinez said.

He said trustees said they were worried about perception issues. Martinez said he told the trustees, “Let’s work together to figure those out.”

“I really felt like they did their due diligence,” Martinez said when they told him about looking into his background.

About 4:30 p.m., Martinez said several trustees and Drake came to his office and said, “We feel that this is egregious and we are going to terminate your contract.”

When Martinez said they had to follow termination procedures outlined in his contract, he said Drake returned to the closed meeting and came back several times with different settlement offers.

Martinez said one offer was that he resign and the board would agree to pay him a settlement package with three months’ pay.

He said trustees Lisa Ruggerio and Dave Aiazzi said if he did not resign, it would hurt his career and family. Aiazzi and Ruggerio did not return calls for comment on Wednesday.

He said shortly after he was told to leave, he was escorted out of the building. The board called a meeting with his leadership team and told them Martinez was being relieved of his duties.

The board staged a press conference at 5 p.m. and sent out an automated call to Washoe County School District families announcing the news.

‘I love this community’

During his tenure, Martinez said he never talked publicly about being a CPA. Instead, he said, he focused on what the community could relate to, including the fact he is a first-generation high school graduate and the first in his family to go to college.

“I see so many of our children that need to see that because so many of our families are first-generation and with poverty rates growing,” he said.

Martinez also said he was committed to staying in his role as superintendent and had no plans of leaving.

“I love this community,” he said. “I have two children that were born here.”

He said his staff members were distraught when they learned he was losing his job.

“That for them is the biggest tragedy, that there is a risk now it could all be lost for something that has no significance,” he said.

In Martinez’s contract

In his contract, Pedro Martinez can be terminated under two methods.

For cause: Martinez can be fired for cause for embezzlement, fraud, misappropriation or theft; being convicted of or pleading no contest or guilty to a felony; breaching his contract; or doing any other fireable offense under state or federal law. He has the right to written charges, a hearing, 10 days’ advance notice of the charges and hearing, and a written decision. He can attend that hearing, produce evidence, have a lawyer there and examine witnesses.

Mutual parting: Martinez can be let go with 90 days’ written notice and a year’s compensation as a severance package.

Protests target corrupt Reno lawyer William Routsis for “ripping off” & “selling out clients”, back room deals, fraud, ineffective legal counsel, threats of extortion, meth use, binders on booze being to drunk to return calls, and more!

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Lawyer Mr. William Routsis, ESQ. of Reno, NV claimed on the court records he was “ineffective counsel”

Reno criminal defense attorney William J. Routsis, got a taste of revenge after a former client, Ty Robben protested outside Mr. Routsis’ office at 1070 Monroe St. in Reno which happens to also be Mr. Routsis’ home.

Mr. Robben paid Mr. Routsis $4,000.00 dollars to represent him in court – He now wants his money back.

williamroutsisbadlawyer.wordpress.com is dedicated to this asshole.

Mr. Routsis claimed on the court records he was “ineffective counsel” to Mr. Robben by failing to turn in documents on time, making “back room” deals with the corrupt Carson City judge John Tatro and the DA Travis Lucia, Neil Rombardo and even working against Robben by conspiring with the Carson City Sheriff Detective Dan Gomes.

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At the protest July 15, 2014, Robben and a group of his “peaceful” protest posse expressed their 1st amendment rights in front of Routsis’ home/office on Monroe Street in Reno, Nevada. Neighbors looked upon the signs and people driving by honk their horns in support of Robben’s protest.

Mr. Robben linked the information together and connected the dots by listening to various audio CDs containing the hearings and other transcripts from the Sheriff. Mr. Routsis worked to make sure Robben got the maximum sentence in a disturbing the peace charge for serving a subpoena to former NDOT Director Susan Martinivich, who actually evaded service and ran over Mr. Robben’s foot when she took off in her SUV.

Robben prevailed on his appeal of the breach-of-peace in July 2014 based on his own legal arguments of withdrawing his plea. Robben had to write his own briefs and perform his own legal research because ‘Routsis does not know how to use a computer”.

Robben had to even file the pleading in proper person because Routsis was too drunk and high on dope.

Robben let the militia aside, and just made a few signs. “I want my money back for services not performed”.

At the protest July 15, 2014, Robben and a group of his “peaceful” protest posse expressed their 1st amendment rights in front of Routsis’ home/office on Monroe Street in Reno, Nevada. Neighbors looked upon the signs and people driving by honk their horns in support of Robben’s protest.

Routsis was not home at the time the protest started, but drove up on the protest near the end of day.

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Disbar William Routsis

Routsis became enraged and hostile when he read the signs and allegedly called the Reno Police Department to file “criminal charges” against Robben for “extortion” and called Robben a “terrorist”  and Routsis then yelled “I have been working with CCSO Detective Gomes to tell them you are extorting money from me and you [Robben] are on the FBI terror watch list.”

Routsis then challenged Ty Robben to a fight right there on the public sidewalk. People from the neighborhood gathered around and watch William Routsis, a former boxer, tell Robben to “Man UP” and attempted to lure Robben onto his property for a fight!

Robben remained calm, and told Routsis that “You, William Routsis even admit on the court records that you failed to perform you legal duties and were ‘ineffective legal counsel’ for me [Ty Robben]”.photo(3)

Ty Robben’s cousin Jimmy Robben, a cowboy from the Mother Lode witnessed the mayhem and prevented Routsis from striking Ty Robben with his fists. “Ty was here to express his U.S. Constitutional rights and protest a bad business dispute, and William Routsis wanted to start a fist fight. Let’s be clear, Routsis challenged Robben who just held up his ‘Crime Scene’ sign to Routsis’ face while Jimmy Robben restrained Routsis from physically assaulting/battering  Robben.

Robben told Routsis to “get help and look into a 12-step program… and don’t talk to me until you get to step 9 Mr. Routsis”.

Robben said he will be filing a criminal complaint against Wiillim Routsis after this all settles down for terriost threats, assault and Routsis’ challenging him [Robben] to a fight. Robben will file a BAR complaint and even a civil legal malpractice suit against this clown named William Routsis.

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Ty Robben WINS – Carson City DA LOSES: Judge reverses trumped-up “breach-of-peace” conviction for Ty Robben who attempted to serve a subpoena to former NDOT Director Susan Martinovich

ty robben charges dismissedReno Judge Charles McGee reversed trumped-up “breach-of-peace” conviction for Ty Robben who attempted to serve a subpoena to former NDOT Director Susan Martinovich who clearly evaded service when she left the NDOT building through the back door and took a decoy car driven by NDOT employees to the Smith’s grocery store in Carson City, NV.

The order issued Wednesday July 09, 2014 also appears to render the Carson City District Attorney’s attempt to reinstate other dismissed charges including Libel, Intimidation and Stalking as well as Solicitation of MURDER against corrupt Carson City Judge John Tatro as moot.

The “contempt of court” conviction should also be rendered moot and reversed too since corrupt Judge Tatro’s order was illegal and void of any law or due process when Judge Tatro added conditions to Robben’s bail conditions with no hearing after a request by the Carson City Department of Alternative Sentencing (“DAS”) ordered Robben to wear a GPS device and then ordered Robben to be placed on “house arrest” with a “daily check-in” to the DAS office in Carson City from his home in South Lake Tahoe. The original order never included a “daily check-in” or “house arrest” according to Robben who has proof of the actual transcripts of the hearing conducted by corrupt Judge Tatro. Even the District Attorney Travis Lucia agreed in a written stipulation that Robben was not on house arrest or daily check-in.

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susan martinovich hit and run coverup

Furthermore, the DAS never had jurisdiction over Robben who was a pre-trial defendant t the time. DAS only had jurisdiction over convicted “probationers” not “pre-trial defendants” according to the law under NRS 211A that governs DAS. The law was modified in July 2013 by Senate Bill 101 (“SB101”) to give DAS jurisdiction over pre-trial defendants, however Robben’s issues occurred in 2012.

This shows a clear pattern of abuse of power and acting under the color of law to carry out a personal vendetta against Robben and a cover-up of the hit-and-run by former NDOT Director Susan Martinovich.

Robben has a pending lawsuit in the Reno Federal Court related to this case and now he can show the “malicious prosecution” claim is valid since the conviction was reversed in Robben’s favor.

Robben has been very vocal about the rampant corruption in Nevada and especially Carson City where a corrupt Sheriff department, DA and Court system conspired and acted outside the law to harass Robben using the criminal justice system. Robben has performed numerious high profile protests in front of the State capitol and the Carson City court related to an array of issues including backdated court filings, withheld evidence, NHP corruption (editied dashcam video) the CCSO cover-up for Susan Martinovich’s hit-and-run and Judge Tatro, DA Neil Rombardoand ADA Mark Krueger’s corruption and abuse of office.

See the order here: Robben order.mcgee. appeal

 

Former employees allege Las Vegas constable required kickbacks

Nevada U.S. Attorney sees rise in number of corrupt Nevada lawyers prosecuted

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Nevada ranks number one in the Country for the most corrupt attorneys… We need to clean up the corruption within our judicial system and it starts with arresting and prosecuting the corrupt attorneys and judges!

Massive CRIME SCENE at Nevada attorney General Office in Carson City because of the rampant corruption in the CORRUPT Nevada Courts 
LVRJ News source: http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/crime-courts/nevada-us-attorney-sees-rise-number-lawyers-prosecuted

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Prosecutors have noticed an “alarming” number of lawyers convicted of serious crimes in federal court in the past several years.tatro corrupt

A total of 23 lawyers, mostly from Las Vegas, have been convicted since 2008, according to the Nevada U.S. attorney’s office.

Since 2011, the number of convictions have increased nearly five times over the previous three years, records show.

There were four convictions between 2008 and 2010, but 19 between 2011 and this year. Eight attorneys either pleaded guilty or were convicted by a jury in 2013 alone.

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Dan Bogdenusdoj“In the last several years, the number of lawyers charged with federal crimes has increased dramatically,” U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden says.

“Although we cannot speculate as to the reason for the rise in numbers, we can say that it is embarrassing and sad when lawyers violate the very laws they have taken an oath to uphold.”

Bogden calls the growing rate of attorney prosecutions “alarming” in his 2013 annual report on the accomplishments of his office.

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He isn’t alone in noticing the increase.crime

“There’s been a significant uptick,” says David Clark, the chief counsel for the State Bar of Nevada, which regulates lawyers. “It’s a combination of economic realities and the increased vigilance on the part of federal prosecutors to go after lawyers.”

Clark says attorneys have struggled in the failing economy just like everyone else and have been forced to look for other ways to make money, sometimes landing in legal and professional trouble.

Of the 23 convictions since 2008, a total of 19 involved financial crimes such as tax evasion, bank fraud and mortgage fraud, records show.

Bankruptcy attorney Randolph Goldberg pleaded guilty to tax evasion last year and is now serving a 1½-year sentence in federal prison. Defense lawyer and former prosecutor Paul Wommer, who was convicted by a jury of tax evasion last year, is serving a nearly 3½-year prison sentence. Both are temporarily suspended and can expect more disciplinary action from the State Bar when they get out of prison.

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disbarredBusiness Woman Series 24Four Las Vegas attorneys — the late David Amesbury, Jeanne Winkler, Barry Levinson and Brian Jones — pleaded guilty to fraud charges in the federal investigation into the massive takeover of Las Vegas-area homeowners associations.

Amesbury killed himself weeks after he pleaded guilty, and the other three lawyers are cooperating with prosecutors and waiting to be sentenced.

Another attorney, Keith Gregory, is to stand trial in October in the HOA case, and one key target, attorney Nancy Quon, committed suicide before federal authorities could charge her.

Winkler was disbarred in 2011 for stealing money from her clients, and Levinson agreed to disbarment as part of the plea deal he struck with federal prosecutors earlier this year. He is currently suspended from practicing law.

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Other well-known lawyers have run afoul of the law:

■ Harvey Whittemore, a onetime political power broker, was convicted last year of unlawfully funneling more than $133,000 to the campaign of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat. He was sentenced to two years in prison and must surrender in August. Whittemore is temporarily suspended from practicing law while the State Bar considers further action.

■ Noel Gage, who specialized in personal injury cases, pleaded guilty in 2010 to obstruction of justice in a federal investigation into an alleged fraud scheme involving a network of lawyers and physicians. He was sentenced to three years probation. Gage is off probation and his law license is temporarily suspended until the end of July. He must apply for reinstatement.

■ Lawrence Davidson, caught up in a political corruption probe a dozen years ago, pleaded guilty to mail fraud, money laundering and several other charges, including those related to his unlawful flight to Israel in 2006 to avoid standing trial. Davidson agreed to disbarment in 2005 after he was originally charged. He eventually returned to Las Vegas and was sentenced in 2012 to eight years in prison.

■ Gerry Zobrist, once a part-time Las Vegas justice of the peace, pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud in a multimillion-dollar scheme to use straw buyers to unlawfully purchase homes in the valley. He was sentenced to seven years in federal prison. His law license has been suspended pending further disciplinary action.

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REASON FOR THE RISE

drunk lawyerThomas Pitaro, a respected criminal defense lawyer who has been practicing in Las Vegas for 40 years, says the stress of the legal profession likely has contributed to the rise in criminal prosecutions of attorneys.coke

“I think there are very few attorneys who steal for the hell of it,” Pitaro says. “It’s systematic of other problems — drugs, alcohol, gambling and living above their means.”

Pitaro also believes federal authorities are spending more time investigating white collar and financial crimes that have a higher probability of involving lawyers and other professionals.

Clark says his organization has stepped up its own vigilance of lawyers in recent years and has been working closely with law enforcement authorities.

“We’ve been sharing more information and developing more contacts with law enforcement,” he explains.

Clark points to the Levinson case as a prime example of the State Bar’s strong working relationship with police and federal authorities.

At one point, Las Vegas police, federal authorities and the State Bar all were working cases against Levinson at the same time, Clark says.

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In his federal deal, Levinson not only pleaded guilty in the HOA fraud case, but he also pleaded guilty to tax evasion and embezzling more than $243,000 from his clients. His deal calls for him to receive no less than two years in prison. Any time behind bars he gets in state court on theft charges will run concurrently with his federal sentence.

Levinson’s willingness to agree to disbarment in his federal plea was a first for prosecutors and the State Bar. Goldberg last year agreed to a two-year suspension in his federal plea agreement.

“It shows the evolution of our cooperation with law enforcement authorities,” Clark says.

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NEVADA STATE BAR DISCIPLINE

Something else that is evolving is the State Bar’s approach to disciplining lawyers.

bad lawyers nevadaA Nevada Supreme Court rule says the State Bar can move to temporarily suspend a lawyer upon a “final judgment of conviction,” and the bar has waited over the years until a lawyer is sentenced. That’s when the federal courts, which see most of the criminal cases, recognize a final judgment of conviction.

But two criminal cases against lawyers, one in Clark County District Court and another in federal court, has Clark looking for temporary suspensions before sentencing.

The District Court case is against defense attorney Brian Bloomfield, who pleaded guilty in December to felony charges stemming from a fraud investigation into a sweeping courthouse counseling scheme. Bloomfield has continued to represent clients in court the past six months while waiting to be sentenced.

The federal case involves Brian Jones, who pleaded guilty in the HOA case more than two years ago and is also waiting to be sentenced. Jones has since moved to Utah and is not practicing law in Las Vegas, but his license remains active.how-our-courts-are-used-by-criminals

Last month Clark filed a petition with the state Supreme Court seeking a temporary suspension for Bloomfield while the State Bar prepares to file a complaint against him that could lead to his disbarment.

The State Bar counsel filed a similar petition last week to get Jones temporarily suspended.

Clark is hoping the Supreme Court will more clearly define the broad rule, which also allows the State Bar to seek a suspension after a guilty plea or jury conviction.

“In the past this hasn’t been so much of a problem because there hasn’t been a long disconnect between a guilty plea and a sentencing,” Clark recently said. “But lately, we’ve been seeing a greater delay.”

 

Judge Tatro a Child Molester?

 Yep. And you know what they say in prison about “cho mo’s” Right?

Father Beats Child Molester To Death — Good For Him

Child molesters should be killed.

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CarsonCity judge tatro This fucker is dead

Please like and share this on facebook and demand Judge Tatro is removed from the bench!

The hits on this post are going viral on facebook, keep up the good work and tell everyone!!!

judge tatro is gonna get whats coming very soon

Also See: Carson City Corruption – Sheriff Furlong sleeping with a Tranny? Is it TRUE?

judge tatro cho moMost people around Carson City know Judge John Tatro has no law degree and has to breathalyze before taking the bench.

This so called “Judge” Tatro is a train-wreck also involved in other sex sandals that caused the shooting of his front door Like his butt buddy DA Neil Rombard who screwed his deputy DA and caused his divorce both these creeps need to go ASAP.

 

See the latest news on the corrupt court here – More scandals at the notoriously corrupt Carson City Courthouse – This time corrupt Judge Tatro “removing files from the record”

This piece of shit “judge” Tatro is nothing more than a liar,an alcoholic and recent statements from “confidential informants” claim Tatro is a “child molester”and had homosexual sexual relations with a young man he paid for sex.

We stand by the claim and even have the name of the victim. judge tarto sex offender

The CCSO knows who the informant is and the victim, they do nothing so we protested the FBI to investigate the mandatory complaint of “child molestation by John Tatro.

The CCSO (Carson City Sheriff) has the recording from the jail cell where the information and names were given to Ty Robben who has reported this crime but the CCSO just ignores Robben.

the local newspaper also has been failing to report the corruption: Nevada Appeal and Carson NOW censoring the news again?

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One thing “Judge” Tatro does is retaliate against people who criticize him. I was thrown in jail for alleged “libel”  by this corrupt mentally deranged son of a bitch.

The charges were dismissed because what I said was true including that fact Tatro needs to breathalyze before he takes the bench and he had an affair with a court clerk which led to the shooting of his front door.

The piece of shit Tatro filed a false criminal complaint as retaliation because according to his complaint, his wife is upset.

Good she should divorce you because you are a scumbag. Maybe Tatro should consider suicide? 

Ty Robben can assure the readers that this information is legit and he can back it up.

We stand by the claim and even have the name of the victim. 

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New website to expose Judge Tatro: JudgeTatroSCANDAL.wordpresscom
Also see: Carson City Sheriff WATCH website
and the New website to expose corrupt Carson City DA Mark Krueger markkruegerforda.wordpress.com
and the brand new williamroutsisbadlawyer.wordpress.com
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“Child sex offender” redirects here. For sex crimes committed by children, see Juvenile sex crimes.

kill cho mosChild sexual abuse or child molestation is a form of child abuse in which an adult or older adolescent uses a child for sexual stimulation.[1][2] Forms of child sexual abuse include asking or pressuring a child to engage in sexual activities (regardless of the outcome), indecent exposure (of the genitals, female nipples, etc.) to a child with intent to gratify their own sexual desires or to intimidate or groom the child, physical sexual contact with a child, or using a child to produce child pornography.[1][3][4]

Child sexual abuse can occur in a variety of settings, including home, school, or work (in places where child labor is common). Child marriage is one of the main forms of child sexual abuse;UNICEF has stated that child marriage “represents perhaps the most prevalent form of sexual abuse and exploitation of girls”.[5] The effects of child sexual abuse can include depression,[6]post-traumatic stress disorder,[7] anxiety,[8] complex post-traumatic stress disorder,[9] propensity to further victimization in adulthood,[10] and physical injury to the child, among other problems.[11] Sexual abuse by a family member is a form of incest, and can result in more serious and long-term psychological trauma, especially in the case of parental incest.[12]

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Ty Robben protests the FBI cover-up of Carson City and Reno Corruption

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There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice but there must never be a time when we fail to protest

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Have a problem with the Carson City Courts, Sheriff or DA?reno fed court

Call the FBI and the local news sources and demand an investigation, and charges filed against the corrupt licensed criminals like “Judge” Tatro, Sheriff Ken furlong and DA Neail Rombard and his corrupt sidekick Mark Krueger.

We’re also calling all Nevada Senators and Representatives to demand that FBI do their damn job and investigate that rampant corruption and criminal activity including “Acting under the color of Law” and RICO.

 

 

  • Backdated court filings.
  • Judge Tatro filing false criminal complaints against Ty Robben.
  • Carson City Sheriff and DA fabricating evidence.
  • Cover ups including MURDER and the Judge Tatro shooting because Tatro had an affair with the shooters mom!
  • NHP editing audio video dash camera footage.
  • DAS operating outside jurisdiction.
  • CCSO poisoning food in the jail, not giving inmates required meds, tainted jail water, etc.
  • And much more.

 

FBI Color of Law Abuses

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U.S. law enforcement officers and other officials like judges, prosecutors, and security guards have been given tremendous power by local, state, and federal government agencies—authority they must have to enforce the law and ensure justice in our country. These powers include the authority to detain and arrest suspects, to search and seize property, to bring criminal charges, to make rulings in court, and to use deadly force in certain situations.

Preventing abuse of this authority, however, is equally necessary to the health of our nation’s democracy. That’s why it’s a federal crime for anyone acting under “color of law” willfully to deprive or conspire to deprive a person of a right protected by the Constitution or U.S. law. “Color of law” simply means that the person is using authority given to him or her by a local, state, or federal government agency.

The FBI is the lead federal agency for investigating color of law abuses, which include acts carried out by government officials operating both within and beyond the limits of their lawful authority. Off-duty conduct may be covered if the perpetrator asserted his or her official status in some way.

During 2012, 42 percent of the FBI’s total civil rights caseload involved color of law issues—there were 380 color of law cases opened during the year. Most of the cases involved crimes that fell into into five broad areas:

  • Excessive force;
  • Sexual assaults;
  • False arrest and fabrication of evidence;
  • Deprivation of property; and
  • Failure to keep from harm.

Excessive force: In making arrests, maintaining order, and defending life, law enforcement officers are allowed to use whatever force is “reasonably” necessary. The breadth and scope of the use of force is vast—from just the physical presence of the officer…to the use of deadly force. Violations of federal law occur when it can be shown that the force used was willfully “unreasonable” or “excessive.”

Sexual assaults by officials acting under color of law can happen in jails, during traffic stops, or in other settings where officials might use their position of authority to coerce an individual into sexual compliance. The compliance is generally gained because of a threat of an official action against the person if he or she doesn’t comply.

False arrest and fabrication of evidence: The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right against unreasonable searches or seizures. A law enforcement official using authority provided under the color of law is allowed to stop individuals and, under certain circumstances, to search them and retain their property. It is in the abuse of that discretionary power—such as an unlawful detention or illegal confiscation of property—that a violation of a person’s civil rights may occur.

Fabricating evidence against or falsely arresting an individual also violates the color of law statute, taking away the person’s rights of due process and unreasonable seizure. In the case of deprivation of property, the color of law statute would be violated by unlawfully obtaining or maintaining a person’s property, which oversteps or misapplies the official’s authority.

The Fourteenth Amendment secures the right to due process; the Eighth Amendment prohibits the use of cruel and unusual punishment. During an arrest or detention, these rights can be violated by the use of force amounting to punishment (summary judgment). The person accused of a crime must be allowed the opportunity to have a trial and should not be subjected to punishment without having been afforded the opportunity of the legal process.

Failure to keep from harm: The public counts on its law enforcement officials to protect local communities. If it’s shown that an official willfully failed to keep an individual from harm, that official could be in violation of the color of law statute.

Filing a Complaint

To file a color of law complaint, contact your local FBI office by telephone, in writing, or in person. The following information should be provided:

  • All identifying information for the victim(s);
  • As much identifying information as possible for the subject(s), including position, rank, and agency employed;
  • Date and time of incident;
  • Location of incident;
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any witness(es);
  • A complete chronology of events; and
  • Any report numbers and charges with respect to the incident.

You may also contact the United States Attorney’s Office in your district or send a written complaint to:

Assistant Attorney General
Civil Rights Division
Criminal Section
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest
Washington, DC 20530

FBI investigations vary in length. Once our investigation is complete, we forward the findings to the U.S. Attorney’s Office within the local jurisdiction and to the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., which decide whether or not to proceed toward prosecution and handle any prosecutions that follow.

Civil Applications

Title 42, U.S.C., Section 14141 makes it unlawful for state or local law enforcement agencies to allow officers to engage in a pattern or practice of conduct that deprives persons of rights protected by the Constitution or U.S. laws. This law, commonly referred to as the Police Misconduct Statute, gives the Department of Justice authority to seek civil remedies in cases where law enforcement agencies have policies or practices that foster a pattern of misconduct by employees. This action is directed against an agency, not against individual officers. The types of issues which may initiate a pattern and practice investigation include:

  • Lack of supervision/monitoring of officers’ actions;
  • Lack of justification or reporting by officers on incidents involving the use of force;
  • Lack of, or improper training of, officers; and
  • Citizen complaint processes that treat complainants as adversaries.

Under Title 42, U.S.C., Section 1997, the Department of Justice has the ability to initiate civil actions against mental hospitals, retardation facilities, jails, prisons, nursing homes, and juvenile detention facilities when there are allegations of systemic derivations of the constitutional rights of institutionalized persons.

Report Civil Rights Violations

Resources

The various Judges(Judge Harold “Hal” G. Albright, Judge Charles McGee and Federal Judge Miranda Du)  involved in the various legal proceedings involving Ty Robben and the Carson City DA Neil Rombardo, Mark Krueger and Judge Tatro have a mandatory duty by law under the Nevada Judaical Code of Conduct and canons to report John Tatro, Neil Rombardo and Mark Krueger to the appropriate authorities. In this case that would be the FBI, the State Bar and the Commission on Judicial Discipline.

Nevada Judaical Code of Conduct:

Rule 2.14.  Disability and Impairment.  A judge having a reasonable belief that the performance of a lawyer or another judge is impaired by drugs or alcohol, or by a mental, emotional, or physical condition, shall take appropriate action, which may include a confidential referral to a lawyer or judicial assistance program.

COMMENT

      [1] “Appropriate action” means action intended and reasonably likely to help the judge or lawyer in question address the problem and prevent harm to the justice system. Depending upon the circumstances, appropriate action may include but is not limited to speaking directly to the impaired person, notifying an individual with supervisory responsibility over the impaired person, or making a referral to an assistance program.

      [2] Taking or initiating corrective action by way of referral to an assistance program may satisfy a judge’s responsibility under this Rule. Assistance programs have many approaches for offering help to impaired judges and lawyers, such as intervention, counseling, or referral to appropriate health care professionals. Depending upon the gravity of the conduct that has come to the judge’s attention, however, the judge may be required to take other action, such as reporting the impaired judge or lawyer to the appropriate authority, agency, or body. See Rule 2.15.

      Rule 2.15.  Responding to Judicial and Lawyer Misconduct.

      (A) A judge having knowledge that another judge has committed a violation of this Code that raises a substantial question regarding the judge’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a judge in other respects shall inform the appropriate authority.

      (B) A judge having knowledge that a lawyer has committed a violation of the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct that raises a substantial question regarding the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects shall inform the appropriate authority.

      (C) A judge who receives information indicating a substantial likelihood that another judge has committed a violation of this Code shall take appropriate action.

      (D) A judge who receives information indicating a substantial likelihood that a lawyer has committed a violation of the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct shall take appropriate action.

COMMENT

      [1] Taking action to address known misconduct is a judge’s obligation. Paragraphs (A) and (B) impose an obligation on the judge to report to the appropriate disciplinary authority the known misconduct of another judge or a lawyer that raises a substantial question regarding the honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness of that judge or lawyer. Ignoring or denying known misconduct among one’s judicial colleagues or members of the legal profession undermines a judge’s responsibility to participate in efforts to ensure public respect for the justice system. This Rule limits the reporting obligation to those offenses that an independent judiciary must vigorously endeavor to prevent.

      [2] A judge who does not have actual knowledge that another judge or a lawyer may have committed misconduct but receives information indicating a substantial likelihood of such misconduct, is required to take appropriate action under paragraphs (C) and (D). Appropriate action may include, but is not limited to, communicating directly with the judge who may have violated this Code, communicating with a supervising judge, or reporting the suspected violation to the appropriate authority or other agency or body. Similarly, actions to be taken in response to information indicating that a lawyer has committed a violation of the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct may include but are not limited to communicating directly with the lawyer who may have committed the violation or reporting the suspected violation to the appropriate authority or other agency or body.

      Rule 2.16.  Cooperation With Disciplinary Authorities.

      (A) A judge shall cooperate and be candid and honest with judicial and lawyer disciplinary agencies.

      (B) A judge shall not retaliate, directly or indirectly, against a person known or suspected to have assisted or cooperated with an investigation of a judge or a lawyer.

COMMENT

      [1] Cooperation with investigations and proceedings of judicial and lawyer discipline agencies, as required in paragraph (A), instills confidence in judges’ commitment to the integrity of the judicial system and the protection of the public.

      [Added; effective January 19, 2010.]

 

 

Corrupt Carson City DA Neil Rombrdo had anal sex with his Deputy DA!

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NEIL ROMBARDO TAKES IT UP THE ASS

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.

From: http://wildwildlaw.blogspot.com/2010/01/friday-open-thread.html

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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.neil rombardo anal sex scandal

 

The mistress of Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller, boasted about her lurid affair with a “man in politics” just a few months after he came to power, it emerged today

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Ross Miller explains his penis size.

The mistress of Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller, boasted about her lurid affair with a “man in politics” just a few months after he came to power, it emerged today.

Revelations about the 31-year-old, whose name we are keeping private in exchange for this interview, had a relationship with the handsome Democrat, who turned 38 this year, emerged as she remained in hiding.

It has now been about a week since the usually outgoing young lady has disappeared from public view.

 

It is thought that her love rival, Lesley Miller, the Nevada Secretary of State’s wife, meanwhile remains unaware about Secretary Miller’s cheating scandal. Despite Mr Miller’s insistence to his staff that the scandal is a “private matter” which should be kept “secret”, his mistress has been photographed and published in more than a handful of well-known fashion magazines.

 

 In one of the publications she is quoted as telling a friend “more than a year ago” that she has found a “nice-looking man, very different from earlier boyfriends, who is in politics.”

This raises the prospect that Secretary Miller, who is attempting to run for the Nevada State Attorney General’s Office, started the affair within a few months of being sworn in as Secretary of State. He is not eligible to run for a third term for Secretary due to term limits.

We are warning you now, this paragraph is a bit graphic; so do not read this if you are of a sensitive nature. “I used to travel with him on official business, often taking a different flight to enhance the secrecy,” his mistress reported. “Believe me,” she insisted, “the affair was full aflame. Okay, let me tell you this, I’m now speaking to Mrs. Miller when I say this because only she, and whoever else he did this with, would know. Rossy” (a name she calls him) “has a small mole near his groin area. When he is reaching the moment of truth he makes this very distinct ‘oh, oh, oh’ sound that I have never heard another man make.”

“There is no worse sickness than indifference,” she said shaking her head. She suggested that Mr. Miller likes to make a name for himself politically, by filing trumped up charges against innocent people, to use in his next campaign. She also made it clear that Mr. Miller had been distracted with his relationship with her for quite some time.

The affair would continue when she would sneak off in her car to meet up with him for trysts in local hotel rooms. Miller would “wear a baseball hat pulled down to just above his eyebrows and would wear a high-collared shirt covering his chin,” she reported.

Ross James Miller, born in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the son of former Nevada Governor from 1989 to 1999, Bob Miller. “I know this coming out now is going to hurt his run for Nevada Attorney General, but I just couldn’t keep it in any longer,” she said as a tear ran slowly down her cheek.

In words that may be considered extremely cruel by both women, Mr. Miller even confided in a friend that if he was eventually elected governor, one of his ultimate goals, that his spouse at the time would have “no official status.” He was committed to keeping the costs down by whoever was confirmed as Nevada’s first lady.

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FBI Protest: Investigate the Corrupt Carson City courts

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A major protest will occur to demand that the FBI investigate the corruption in the Carson City and Reno Courts.

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Have a problem with the Carson City Courts, Sheriff or DA? Call the FBI and the local news sources and demand an investigation, and charges filed against the corrupt licensed criminals like “Judge” Tatro, Sheriff Ken furlong and DA Neail Rombard and his corrupt sidekick Mark Krueger.

 

We’re also calling all Nevada Senators and Representatives to demand that FBI do their damn job and investigate that rampant corruption and criminal activity including “Acting under the color of Law” and RICO.

Stay tuned for details and pictures.

Issues:

  • Backdated court filings.
  • Judge Tatro filing false criminal complaints against Ty Robben.
  • Carson City Sheriff and DA fabricating evidence.
  • Cover ups including MURDER and the Judge Tatro shooting because Tatro had an affair with the shooters mom!
  • NHP editing audio video dash camera footage.
  • DAS operating outside jurisdiction.
  • CCSO poisoning food in the jail, not giving inmates required meds, tainted jail water, etc.
  • And much more.

 

FBI Color of Law Abuses

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U.S. law enforcement officers and other officials like judges, prosecutors, and security guards have been given tremendous power by local, state, and federal government agencies—authority they must have to enforce the law and ensure justice in our country. These powers include the authority to detain and arrest suspects, to search and seize property, to bring criminal charges, to make rulings in court, and to use deadly force in certain situations.

Preventing abuse of this authority, however, is equally necessary to the health of our nation’s democracy. That’s why it’s a federal crime for anyone acting under “color of law” willfully to deprive or conspire to deprive a person of a right protected by the Constitution or U.S. law. “Color of law” simply means that the person is using authority given to him or her by a local, state, or federal government agency.

The FBI is the lead federal agency for investigating color of law abuses, which include acts carried out by government officials operating both within and beyond the limits of their lawful authority. Off-duty conduct may be covered if the perpetrator asserted his or her official status in some way.

During 2012, 42 percent of the FBI’s total civil rights caseload involved color of law issues—there were 380 color of law cases opened during the year. Most of the cases involved crimes that fell into into five broad areas:

  • Excessive force;
  • Sexual assaults;
  • False arrest and fabrication of evidence;
  • Deprivation of property; and
  • Failure to keep from harm.

Excessive force: In making arrests, maintaining order, and defending life, law enforcement officers are allowed to use whatever force is “reasonably” necessary. The breadth and scope of the use of force is vast—from just the physical presence of the officer…to the use of deadly force. Violations of federal law occur when it can be shown that the force used was willfully “unreasonable” or “excessive.”

Sexual assaults by officials acting under color of law can happen in jails, during traffic stops, or in other settings where officials might use their position of authority to coerce an individual into sexual compliance. The compliance is generally gained because of a threat of an official action against the person if he or she doesn’t comply.

False arrest and fabrication of evidence: The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right against unreasonable searches or seizures. A law enforcement official using authority provided under the color of law is allowed to stop individuals and, under certain circumstances, to search them and retain their property. It is in the abuse of that discretionary power—such as an unlawful detention or illegal confiscation of property—that a violation of a person’s civil rights may occur.

Fabricating evidence against or falsely arresting an individual also violates the color of law statute, taking away the person’s rights of due process and unreasonable seizure. In the case of deprivation of property, the color of law statute would be violated by unlawfully obtaining or maintaining a person’s property, which oversteps or misapplies the official’s authority.

The Fourteenth Amendment secures the right to due process; the Eighth Amendment prohibits the use of cruel and unusual punishment. During an arrest or detention, these rights can be violated by the use of force amounting to punishment (summary judgment). The person accused of a crime must be allowed the opportunity to have a trial and should not be subjected to punishment without having been afforded the opportunity of the legal process.

Failure to keep from harm: The public counts on its law enforcement officials to protect local communities. If it’s shown that an official willfully failed to keep an individual from harm, that official could be in violation of the color of law statute.

Filing a Complaint

To file a color of law complaint, contact your local FBI office by telephone, in writing, or in person. The following information should be provided:

  • All identifying information for the victim(s);
  • As much identifying information as possible for the subject(s), including position, rank, and agency employed;
  • Date and time of incident;
  • Location of incident;
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any witness(es);
  • A complete chronology of events; and
  • Any report numbers and charges with respect to the incident.

You may also contact the United States Attorney’s Office in your district or send a written complaint to:

Assistant Attorney General
Civil Rights Division
Criminal Section
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest
Washington, DC 20530

FBI investigations vary in length. Once our investigation is complete, we forward the findings to the U.S. Attorney’s Office within the local jurisdiction and to the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., which decide whether or not to proceed toward prosecution and handle any prosecutions that follow.

Civil Applications

Title 42, U.S.C., Section 14141 makes it unlawful for state or local law enforcement agencies to allow officers to engage in a pattern or practice of conduct that deprives persons of rights protected by the Constitution or U.S. laws. This law, commonly referred to as the Police Misconduct Statute, gives the Department of Justice authority to seek civil remedies in cases where law enforcement agencies have policies or practices that foster a pattern of misconduct by employees. This action is directed against an agency, not against individual officers. The types of issues which may initiate a pattern and practice investigation include:

  • Lack of supervision/monitoring of officers’ actions;
  • Lack of justification or reporting by officers on incidents involving the use of force;
  • Lack of, or improper training of, officers; and
  • Citizen complaint processes that treat complainants as adversaries.

Under Title 42, U.S.C., Section 1997, the Department of Justice has the ability to initiate civil actions against mental hospitals, retardation facilities, jails, prisons, nursing homes, and juvenile detention facilities when there are allegations of systemic derivations of the constitutional rights of institutionalized persons.

Report Civil Rights Violations

Resources

The various Judges(Judge Harold “Hal” G. Albright, Judge Charles McGee and Federal Judge Miranda Du)  involved in the various legal proceedings involving Ty Robben and the Carson City DA Neil Rombardo, Mark Krueger and Judge Tatro have a mandatory duty by law under the Nevada Judaical Code of Conduct and canons to report John Tatro, Neil Rombardo and Mark Krueger to the appropriate authorities. In this case that would be the FBI, the State Bar and the Commission on Judicial Discipline.

Nevada Judaical Code of Conduct:

Rule 2.14.  Disability and Impairment.  A judge having a reasonable belief that the performance of a lawyer or another judge is impaired by drugs or alcohol, or by a mental, emotional, or physical condition, shall take appropriate action, which may include a confidential referral to a lawyer or judicial assistance program.

COMMENT

      [1] “Appropriate action” means action intended and reasonably likely to help the judge or lawyer in question address the problem and prevent harm to the justice system. Depending upon the circumstances, appropriate action may include but is not limited to speaking directly to the impaired person, notifying an individual with supervisory responsibility over the impaired person, or making a referral to an assistance program.

      [2] Taking or initiating corrective action by way of referral to an assistance program may satisfy a judge’s responsibility under this Rule. Assistance programs have many approaches for offering help to impaired judges and lawyers, such as intervention, counseling, or referral to appropriate health care professionals. Depending upon the gravity of the conduct that has come to the judge’s attention, however, the judge may be required to take other action, such as reporting the impaired judge or lawyer to the appropriate authority, agency, or body. See Rule 2.15.

      Rule 2.15.  Responding to Judicial and Lawyer Misconduct.

      (A) A judge having knowledge that another judge has committed a violation of this Code that raises a substantial question regarding the judge’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a judge in other respects shall inform the appropriate authority.

      (B) A judge having knowledge that a lawyer has committed a violation of the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct that raises a substantial question regarding the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects shall inform the appropriate authority.

      (C) A judge who receives information indicating a substantial likelihood that another judge has committed a violation of this Code shall take appropriate action.

      (D) A judge who receives information indicating a substantial likelihood that a lawyer has committed a violation of the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct shall take appropriate action.

COMMENT

      [1] Taking action to address known misconduct is a judge’s obligation. Paragraphs (A) and (B) impose an obligation on the judge to report to the appropriate disciplinary authority the known misconduct of another judge or a lawyer that raises a substantial question regarding the honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness of that judge or lawyer. Ignoring or denying known misconduct among one’s judicial colleagues or members of the legal profession undermines a judge’s responsibility to participate in efforts to ensure public respect for the justice system. This Rule limits the reporting obligation to those offenses that an independent judiciary must vigorously endeavor to prevent.

      [2] A judge who does not have actual knowledge that another judge or a lawyer may have committed misconduct but receives information indicating a substantial likelihood of such misconduct, is required to take appropriate action under paragraphs (C) and (D). Appropriate action may include, but is not limited to, communicating directly with the judge who may have violated this Code, communicating with a supervising judge, or reporting the suspected violation to the appropriate authority or other agency or body. Similarly, actions to be taken in response to information indicating that a lawyer has committed a violation of the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct may include but are not limited to communicating directly with the lawyer who may have committed the violation or reporting the suspected violation to the appropriate authority or other agency or body.

      Rule 2.16.  Cooperation With Disciplinary Authorities.

      (A) A judge shall cooperate and be candid and honest with judicial and lawyer disciplinary agencies.

      (B) A judge shall not retaliate, directly or indirectly, against a person known or suspected to have assisted or cooperated with an investigation of a judge or a lawyer.

COMMENT

      [1] Cooperation with investigations and proceedings of judicial and lawyer discipline agencies, as required in paragraph (A), instills confidence in judges’ commitment to the integrity of the judicial system and the protection of the public.

      [Added; effective January 19, 2010.]

 

New ethics complaint against corrupt Carson City “Judge” TATRO

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COMMISSION

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

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

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

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

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

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New website to expose corrupt Carson City Judge Tatro SCANDALS

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This corrupt “judge” gets exposed here: http://judgetatroscandals.wordpress.com

  • Judge John Tatro, like former Judge Robey Willis, is an alcoholic who must take a breathalyzer before he gets on the bench.
  • Judge Tatro had a breathalyzer installed in has car to prevent him from driving drunk.
  • Many people report seeing the “judge” on the bench appearing to be drunk and under the influence of drugs.
  • :Judge: Tatro has no legal training or law degree – see his bio below.
  • Judge Tatro is mentally unstable according to numerous lawyers who deal with his outbursts every day
  • Judge Tatro had an affair with a court clerk who’s son shot his door in December 2012.
  • Judge Tatro lies and tried to send Ty Robben to prison by filing false charges against him. Tatro must, by law, be charged for filing a false criminal report that led to the arrest and incarceration of Ty Robben. Tatro committed a felony and MUST pay the price for his action and MUST be removed from the bench “permanently”. all charges were dismissed against Robben because what he reported was in fact true!
  • Witnesses have reported Tatro has also paid for sex with a young man under age 18. This constitute “child molestation” – Tatro is a child molester.
  • The CCSO even has the secretly recorded jail cell recording to backup Robben’s claims of Tatro’s “ChoMo” story from source.
  • Witnesses have reported Tatro buys and uses cocaine. This is believable since the person reporting the coke use is very close to Tatro’s former wife\girlfriend.

Robben can back up his claims that Tatro is in fact the scumbag that he is.

 

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Judge Tatro, The Nevada Judicial Code of Conduct and Rule 2.15 Responding to Judicial and Lawyer Misconduct.

ImageJudge John Tatro of Carson City, Nevada filed a false police report against Ty Robben and the other Judges involved in the cases need to comply with The Nevada Judicial Code of Conduct  and Rule 2.15 Responding to Judicial and Lawyer Misconduct.

The legal definition of “false reporting of a crime” in Nevada, prohibits knowingly making a false report to law enforcement that a crime has occurred, which causes law enforcement to conduct a criminal or internal investigation.

Note that the report can be made by any means such as orally, through writing or electronic communication.  Also note that NRS 207.280 applies when the defendant allegedly makes the report to any of the following members of law enforcement:

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ImageRule 2.15.  Responding to Judicial and Lawyer Misconduct.

      (A) A judge having knowledge that another judge has committed a violation of this Code that raises a substantial question regarding the judge’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a judge in other respects shall inform the appropriate authority.

      (B) A judge having knowledge that a lawyer has committed a violation of the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct that raises a substantial question regarding the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects shall inform the appropriate authority.

      (C) A judge who receives information indicating a substantial likelihood that another judge has committed a violation of this Code shall take appropriate action.

      (D) A judge who receives information indicating a substantial likelihood that a lawyer has committed a violation of the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct shall take appropriate action.

COMMENT

      [1] Taking action to address known misconduct is a judge’s obligation. Paragraphs (A) and (B) impose an obligation on the judge to report to the appropriate disciplinary authority the known misconduct of another judge or a lawyer that raises a substantial question regarding the honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness of that judge or lawyer. Ignoring or denying known misconduct among one’s judicial colleagues or members of the legal profession undermines a judge’s responsibility to participate in efforts to ensure public respect for the justice system. This Rule limits the reporting obligation to those offenses that an independent judiciary must vigorously endeavor to prevent.

      [2] A judge who does not have actual knowledge that another judge or a lawyer may have committed misconduct but receives information indicating a substantial likelihood of such misconduct, is required to take appropriate action under paragraphs (C) and (D). Appropriate action may include, but is not limited to, communicating directly with the judge who may have violated this Code, communicating with a supervising judge, or reporting the suspected violation to the appropriate authority or other agency or body. Similarly, actions to be taken in response to information indicating that a lawyer has committed a violation of the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct may include but are not limited to communicating directly with the lawyer who may have committed the violation or reporting the suspected violation to the appropriate authority or other agency or body.

      Rule 2.16.  Cooperation With Disciplinary Authorities.

      (A) A judge shall cooperate and be candid and honest with judicial and lawyer disciplinary agencies.

      (B) A judge shall not retaliate, directly or indirectly, against a person known or suspected to have assisted or cooperated with an investigation of a judge or a lawyer.

COMMENT

      [1] Cooperation with investigations and proceedings of judicial and lawyer discipline agencies, as required in paragraph (A), instills confidence in judges’ commitment to the integrity of the judicial system and the protection of the public.

Carson City DA candidate Mark Krueger supports NDAA tactics in Carson City

What’s all the fuss about the NDAA?

mark kruegerIt’s a big deal.

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is a bill that normally funds the military.  However, in 2012, two sections (1021 & 1022) made the NDAA the most dangerous law since the U.S. Civil War. Repeating the mistakes of WWII, when we detained 120,000 Japanese-Americans on race alone, this law authorizes the indefinite military detention of any person suspected of an affiliation with terrorism.  This law applies to American citizens in America, non-citizens in America, and American citizens abroad. It doesn’t matter.

No charge. No trial. No day in court. Passed 93-7 in the Senate, 283-136 in the House.

How does it affect you?

The government just redefined a “terrorist.” It’s not someone convicted of blowing up buildings anymore. It’s everyone. According to multiple documents from the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and other agencies, It’s people who are “reverent of individual liberty,” “suspicious of centralized authority,” and “antifederalists.” It’s people who carry cash instead of credit. It’s people who are against fracking. It’s Constitutionalists, Ron Paul supporters, Democrats, Republicans, tea partiers and occupiers. Essentially, it’s everyone.

What can you do?

The problem is big, but there’s an easy solution. All politics is local. We’ve forgotten that. It’s time to go local. Your police, sheriff, city council, they all took an oath to protect your rights. It’s time to hold them to it. We’ve been fighting this battle for almost two years. And now, we’ve created the tools for you to do it too.

Download the Take Back Packet here: http://pandaunite.org/take-back-packet-online/

If you’re ready to take back your town, it’s time to roll. There are 3 steps: Learn, Build, and Act.  Here’s how you do it.

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About the NDAA

The 2012 NDAA is the most dangerous law since the U.S. Civil War, and America’s politicians don’t want you to find out about it…using every trick in the book to stop you from understanding. Know your enemy, and you can fight it.

About your local government

First, you must know your public servants. Secondly, you must know your process. Research your local government; know when they meet, the rules for public comments, and how to get legislation introduced, voted on, and passed.

Build

Your team

Start small. Hand out a basic flyer to coworkers, family, and friends, and ask them to join you in defending liberty and justice. Gather a core team of at least 4 people, ready to stand with you to stop the NDAA in your community.

Your coalition

Go to local Tea Party meetings, Occupy assemblies, and activist groups. Reach out to neighborhood groups, local parties, and activists groups. Show them how this endangers their group. Ask them to join your coalition.

Act

Inform

Flyer your neighborhood with your core team. Write letters to the editor. Create a website: takeback(yourcity).com

Pressure

Meet with your representatives/commissioners/councilmen. Speak out at public comment. Videotape it. Upload the video to this website and inspire the nation. (Upload link coming soon.)  The law of war is the backbone of the NDAA.  Pressure your officials until they introduce, and vote on, a law blocking it in your community.

Win

Win.  Get your city council, county commission, or sheriff to pass a law blocking the NDAA, protecting activists, families, and businesses everywhere in your city/county. Hold your representatives accountable. They will try to trick you. They will ridicule you. They will try to refer it to committee. They will stall. The police will refuse to enforce it. Go back. Over and over again. Never give up. If they try to weaken your law, stop them. Do not compromise. Do not accept defeat. Know that you are on the cutting edge of the revolution.

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That’s how we win. It’s that simple. Learn, Build, Act. You have been looking for something that works. You see the path our country has traveled down. You want a future for your children. You are ready.

We’ll provide extra support when you need it. We’ll provide advice, and you have the power to take back your town. Thousands of people stand behind you.

With liberty and justice for all.

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Victories to date:

Albany, NY – October 7, 2013

Oxford, MA – October 9, 2013

Webster, MA – October 21, 2013

Emmett, ID – December 17, 2013

Gem County, ID – February 24, 2014

Middleton, ID – March 19, 2014

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With the primary election just around the corner, accusations of rape have surfaced in the Storey County Sheriff’s race

sherif race gets ugly in VCVIRGINIA CITY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — With the primary election just around the corner, accusations of rape have surfaced in the Storey County Sheriff’s race.

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Sheriff Gerald Antinoro is squaring off against two of his own deputies in his re-election bid.

But the fact that they all work together has not stopped this race from getting downright ugly.

Antinoro said he has never seen anything like it.

Sheriff Gerald Antinoro

Sheriff Gerald Antinoro accused of RAPE

“Definitely one of the dirtiest campaigns I’ve ever seen in my 30 years in law enforcement.”

As Antinoro seeks his second term as sheriff on the Comstock, he finds himself not only defending his record, but his character. Antinoro is facing off against Tim Guthrie and Shawn Mahan.

Among the questions that have surfaced is why a member of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang is featured in one of Antinoro’s campaign brochures planting trees. News 4 asked Antinoro for an explanation. “So he belongs to an outlaw motorcycle group, but anybody who’s willing to lend a hand and improve our community, I’m not going to turn that down.” VC Sheriff Gerald Antinoro

News 4 has also been contacted by several people inside and outside the Storey County Sheriff’s Office, who claim Antinoro covered up a murder after Virginia City resident Judy Black fell down some stairs in her house and died recently.

Antinoro said all signs point to an accidental death. But sources close to the case said the scene looked suspicious, because of the amount of blood found throughout the house on Combination Road. They said there was blood upstairs and downstairs, and that Black suffered “trauma from head to toe”. Our sources also said her injuries were so severe that her family was not allowed to see view body at the mortuary.

The sheriff said there is no cover-up. “It’s been thoroughly examined, thoroughly documented,” Antintoro insisted.

But that does not compare to a complaint filed with Sparks Police in January, accusing Antinoro of rape. The alleged victim told police, “(Then deputy sheriff) Antinoro had sex with me while (another deputy named) Dosen pleasured himself.” The alleged victim said it happened sometime in 2006. That was eight years ago. 

News 4 asked Sheriff Antinoro to respond to the allegation. “One, I categorically deny committing any sexual assault at anytime in my life,” he said. neil rombardo scandal

Antinoro said he questions why the complaint was filed eight years after the fact, during the middle of a political campaign. And he also wonders why he was never even contacted by Sparks Police.

The Sparks Police Department said by the time that complaint was filed, the statute of limitations on rape had already expired. So there was nothing for them to investigate. As for why the woman who filed the complaint waited eight years before speaking up, Sparks Police said they did not ask about that, because they do not want to discourage other potential victims from coming forward in any case.

Even though the case was never investigated, the accusation is out there and the complaint is now a public document. “It stinks of a witch hunt,” said Antinoro. “Unnamed person making a complaint where there’s absolutely no basis.”

If that is the case, the question is, why in the typically friendly, small town of Virginia City have the politics become so mean-spirited?

It depends who you ask. Some say Virginia City is simply a town that does not like change. “It’s the old guard versus the new guard,” said local business owner Breck Greninger. “And Jerry rode in wearing a white hat.”

Others, like Storey County District Attorney Bill Maddox, said it is simply a fact of life in a small town where everybody knows everyone. “It’s a little more personal, the fewer people you have. In Virginia City, most of the people know the candidates, so it’s a little more personal in small towns than it is in the big cities.”

The question is, will the rumors and the accusations impact the vote on election day?

News 4 did speak with Guthrie and Mahan, the other two candidates in the race. They both deny having any role in spreading these accusations.

As far as the rape allegation, that case is closed. When it comes to the death of Judy Black, Sheriff Antinoro said it appears to be accidental, but he is awaiting the results of an autopsy before making it official.

Early voting in Storey County begins on Saturday.

source: http://www.mynews4.com/mostpopular/story/On-Your-Side-Storey-County-Sheriff-race-turns-ugly/ouJ7EzRFXEKKkB3PYzUYRg.cspx

Don Gibson for Carson City Sheriff “I believe in the US Constitution and support the 2nd amendment”

Don Gibson
We like what Sheriff candidate Don Gibson is talking about. Good luck Don. -Top Ramen
Don’s website www.gibson4sheriff.com
If any of you read the Voter’s Guide in the Nevada Appeal, they for some reason, left out a very important question which I responded to. The question was (why should voters choose me?)Here is my answer:I am honored and humbled to have this opportunity to run for Carson City Sheriff. As a lifelong resident I have seen Carson City change for the better.

 

Having been in law enforcement for over sixteen years I have the demonstrative ability and necessary leadership skills to lead the office of Sheriff. 

don gibson carson city sheriff

We like what Sheriff candidate Don Gibson is talking about. Good luck Don. -Top Ramen

Together with my team we will continue Carson City’s positive change and always strive to improve the quality of life for all of us.
I will have an open and transparent administration with my door always open to all members of our community.
I believe in the US Constitution and support the 2nd amendment.
I intend to stay the person I am and obtain the faith of Carson City residents. I am someone you can count on, be sure about, and will proudly serve our community as a Sheriff we can all be proud of.Remember tomorrow May 24th is the first day to early vote..Thank you
Don