WEEKLY EDITORIAL RECAP


Who'll be the next in line?

Thursday

Lynette Boggs presumably made a last-ditch appeal to avoid indictment when she gave secret testimony before a county grand jury Tuesday.

But it appears she failed to gain any new converts, as the grand jury Wednesday confirmed District Attorney David Roger's June indictment of the former Clark County commissioner on two felony counts each of perjury and filing of false documents.

Ms. Boggs ... never had much of a cheering section among the valley's labor unions. ...

So as last year's election approached, the Las Vegas Police Protective Association and Culinary Local 226 hired a private investigator to place Ms. Boggs McDonald under surveillance, checking on rumors she lived outside her district.

The union came up with six weeks of hidden-camera video footage showing the county commissioner ... coming and going with her children from a home outside Commission District F. ...

She then lost her re-election bid.

Compared with the bribery that brought down former Commissioners Erin Kenny, Dario Herrera, Mary Kincaid-Chauncey and Lance Malone, this is lightweight stuff. ...

That said ... only the terminally naive could believe Ms. Boggs is the first local politician to claim an "address of convenience. ..."

The district attorney and his staff shouldn't wait for political adversaries with deep pockets to serve up their next case of this nature with a bow on top.

A fair number of other current and former office-holders are likely comparing the calendar to the statute of limitations, now that the precedent has been set.

Nor should they be allowed to sleep easy, just because they've been "sticking with the union."

 

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