Nevada attorney suspended following felony convictions in California

Acting on a petition filed by the state Bar, the Nevada Supreme Court today temporarily suspended the law license of Richard Salas after the Las Vegas attorney self-reported his March 18 • nolo contendre convictions in Los Angeles stemming from one count of perjury under oath and one count of worker’s compensation insurance fraud; both are felonies.

Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 111, the temporary suspension is mandatory due to the serious nature of the crimes.

The matter has been referred to the Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board, which will launch formal disciplinary proceedings.