CARSON CITY — Prominent Reno trial attorney Joey Gilbert on Tuesday came out in support of Donald Trump’s call for a special prosecutor to investigate links between Hillary Clinton’s time in the State Department and the Clinton Foundation.
Gilbert, who introduced Trump vice presidential candidate and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence at a Reno event earlier this month, said in a statement put out by the Trump campaign: “Donald Trump is right — the pay-to-play scheme involving Hillary Clinton’s State Department and the Clinton Foundation demands a full investigation by a Special Prosecutor.
“This administration’s FBI and Department of Justice leadership have proven incapable of conducting a serious and credible investigation with Hillary Clinton running for a third Obama term,” Gilbert said. “The American people deserve a full, impartial investigation, and they need it now.”
Gilbert is a former professional boxer and collegiate fighter at the University of Nevada, Reno.
In 2008 Gilbert agreed to pay a $10,000 fine for a positive steroid test as part of a settlement with the Nevada Athletic Commission. The Reno middleweight gained international attention on the NBC reality series “The Contender” in 2005.
He retired from professional boxing in 2010.
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