Wednesday, May 20, 2009 | 4:36 p.m.
A judge has disqualified the state attorney general's office from prosecuting Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki on criminal charges, but she's not dismissing the charges.
Clark County District Judge Elissa Cadish ruled Wednesday that allowing the attorney general to handle the case creates a perception of a conflict of interest.
She said the issue of who will lead the prosecution will be decided at a June 3 hearing.
Krolicki is charged with mishandling millions of dollars in a state college savings program when he served as state treasurer.
His attorneys argued that a division of the attorney general's office advised Krolicki on how to handle the savings program and therefore another division of the office should not be allowed to prosecute.
The attorney general's office says it plans to appeal.