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Federal Grand jury probes Gov. Guinn’s son
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
A former employee of Jeff Guinn, the son of former Governor Kenny Guinn, has been subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury investigating Guinn and his hard-money lending company Aspen Financial.
D.A.’s potential conflicts explained
Thursday, July 12, 2012
District Attorney Steve Wolfson announced today he's avoiding the appearance of a conflict of interest by forwarding the case involving Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins to Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto. Why, we asked, isn't Wolfson concerned about the appearance of a conflict of interest in the case of Commissioner Steve Sisolak, who alleges he was extorted by his former girlfriend, her attorney and public relations man.
Federal judge takes senior status amid controversy
Monday, July 9, 2012
On the day U.S. District Judge Kent Dawson attained senior status, meaning he can reduce his caseload to one-quarter of what it was, get paid his regular salary and retain his staff, government prosecutors told Dawson they are not yet ready to opine on whether he is conflicted in the case of Steve Davidovici. He's the nightclub owner who pled guilty to a tax evasion scheme and was sentenced by Dawson to house arrest and probation, over objections from the government.
Judge's brother and son linked to nightclub owned by convicted club owner sentenced to house arrest
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Federal Judge Kent Dawson, who sentenced nightclub kingpin Steve Davidovici to house arrest while giving the doorman a year behind bars in a tax evasion scheme, has not one but two connections to one of Davidovici's former haunts.
Judge delays sentence for club owner after questions over relationship
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The federal judge who sentenced Pure nightclub owner Steve Davidovici to house arrest and probation yesterday for tax evasion is staying entry of the sentence.
Aspen notaries fined for 'losing' journals
Monday, June 4, 2012
Secretary of State Ross Miller fines former Aspen Financial notaries for "losing" journals. Aspen's Jeff Guinn asking court for protective order to keep journals confidential. Why, when they are already "lost"?
Metro Police decline comment on cellphone tracking
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are declining to comment on the ACLU’s investigation of cell phone tracking by police.
911 transcript of emergency call from former Henderson Councilwoman Kathleen Vermillion’s home
911 transcript of emergency call from former Henderson Councilwoman Kathleen Vermillion’s home
Monday, February 27, 2012
Here’s a transcript of a call between former Henderson City Councilwoman Kathleen Vermillion’s 15 year-old daughter and 911 on February 3, 2012.
Group wants donated drug-hunting K9s back from state
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Group of powerful Republican business types want donated drug-hunting K9s back from state following defection of K9 NHP troopers from assignment.
Perry sends letter to state troopers
Friday, September 23, 2011
Department of Public Safety Director Chris Perry capitulates on merging Highway Patrol K-9 program with Metro, but warns defecting troopers to fulfill their assignments.
Toto, I don't think we're in Utah
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Marijuana petition flawed
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Dead baby’s mother tried to get pregnant
Thursday, December 10, 2009
The tragedy surrounding the birth of Roshunda Abney’s baby raises so many distressing yet obvious questions. How did University Medical Center emergency room personnel ignore a patient’s wails?
Conan Pope’s pardon denied for killing father
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Med Board Pres: Enough is Enough!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
The president of Nevada’s Board of Medical Examiners, Dr. Charles Held, is fighting back against what he calls “political rhetoric, inflammatory journalism, and outright untruths…” (I’ve posted the news release to the right.)

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