The trial for Rick Van Thiel on federal firearms charges was put on hold this week while a judge considers a motion to dismiss the case without prejudice.
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A Las Vegas Sands Corp. shareholder has filed a derivative lawsuit against Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson and members of the Sands board of directors, accusing them of wasting millions of dollars with ill-advised lawsuits and bad business decisions.
Albert Gutierrez was too old to continue down the path he was on, which included sleepless nights locked up in jail. Years of alcohol abuse had left the 70-year-old U.S. Army veteran in trouble with the law and estranged from his family. When the treatment court known as Veterans Court was made an option to him, he had a choice.
As court enters into session, Judge Heidi Almase takes her seat and begins to hear her cases for the morning. But this isn’t a regular court proceeding. As part of mental health court, the 12 defendants before her are dealing with a mental illness that contributed to their introduction to the criminal justice system.
A Las Vegas man who admitted using sex tapes to extort a prominent, married businessman wants to avoid prison time.
Lawyers involved in the remaining court challenge to Nevada’s school choice law asked the Nevada Supreme Court on Friday to schedule expedited oral arguments so the case can be decided before the next school year.
Henderson City Councilman Sam Bateman announced Wednesday that he will run for a Henderson Justice Court judge position that recently became vacant.
Nevada should re-evaluate sentencing ranges for some felony crimes and make better use of probation for low-level, non-violent offenders to keep its prison population in check, a criminal justice consultant said Friday.
A California man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to selling unregistered stocks for fake Nevada businesses, defrauding 157 people of over $4 million, according to the Justice Department.
Former power broker Harvey Whittemore was released from a federal halfway house Monday after serving 21 months of a two-year prison term for breaking campaign contribution laws.
The Nevada Supreme Court again has suspended defense lawyer Mitchell Posin for professional misconduct.
President Barack Obama has nominated UNLV law professor Anne Traum for a judgeship in U.S. District Court in Nevada.
Las Vegas Law, a television show nearly two years in the works about the Clark County District Attorney’s office, is scheduled to air next month.
Moments after jurors convicted a 47-year-old man of first-degree murder in his third trial on Tuesday, a judge indicated that the case would have to be presented to yet another jury.
Mark Thomas Georgantas has a history of running from the law and people who lend him cash, a prosecutor said Monday, trying to keep the 53-year-old behind bars.
A Pahrump man says his gun was stolen from the Nye County sheriff’s office evidence room.
NEWARK, N.J. — A lawsuit that began over a $1.59 discrepancy for a drink at TGI Friday’s cannot proceed as a class action, a New Jersey appeals court has ruled.
Two more defendants, including one of Cliven Bundy’s sons, were ordered held without bail Monday as they await trial on felony charges stemming from the 2014 armed standoff with law enforcement near Bunkerville.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lawsuit filed by the states of Nebraska and Oklahoma against their neighbor Colorado over a law approved as a ballot initiative by Colorado voters in 2012 that allows the recreational use of marijuana.
Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson wants to introduce a dog to the legal system in an effort to help comfort child crime victims.
Kim Wanker has a serious case of lead foot. Trained as a professional race car driver, she thrives on the exhilaration that comes with going fast, pedal to the metal, the high-desert scenery hurtling past her car window. For the 54-year-old Wanker, speed takes her mind off her stressful work — dealing with alleged wife-beaters, child molesters and drug abusers across central Nevada.
A judge on Monday denied bail for Omar Jamal Talley, accused of killing two women near the Strip, as prosecutors said they were considering whether to pursue capital punishment.
A Las Vegas resident who served in the U.S. Marine Corps was convicted in federal court Wednesday for defrauding investors and the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department in a large-scale multimillion-dollar Nigerian oil scheme
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