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Las Vegas federal judge makes room for appointee

A federal judge who presided over trial in the largest homeowner association fraud and corruption case in Nevada is stepping aside to make room for a new presidential appointee, court officials announced Wednesday.

Las Vegas man pleads guilty to abuse of adopted girls

A Las Vegas mand pleaded guilty to three counts of child abuse with substantial bodily harm Wednesday, while his wife, the author of a book critical of Child Protective Services, faces trial for alleged torture of the couple’s three adopted daughters.

2 plead guilty in connection with 2016 break-in at protected spring

Edgar Reyes of North Las Vegas and Steven Schwinkendorf of Pahrump pleaded guilty to destruction of government property for their actions at Devils Hole on April 30, 2016, the National Park Service announced Friday.

 
Man guilty of killing Las Vegas mom, daughter back in court

Bryan Clay was formally sentenced Thursday on charges related to the murders of Ignacia “Yadira” Martinez, 38, and her 10-year-old daughter, Karla. Clay alluded to an appeal, telling District Judge Douglas Herndon, “We’re not done yet. It’s not complete.”

 
Teen accused of rape was disciplined for sexual deviancy at age 9

Maysen Melton, accused of raping four high school classmates and sexually harassing others, had been disciplined for sexual deviancy as early as February 2011, when he was a 9-year-old student at Bracken Elementary School, prosecutors said in court papers filed this week.

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