Now that District Judge Valerie Adair has ruled the felony misappropriation of funds trial against Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki and an assistant will go forward in Las Vegas, the former state treasurer’s lawyers should finally be anxious to press their case.
Krolicki has screamed politics in this affair. He had planned to join the growing army of Republican candidates to challenge Senate
Majority Leader Harry Reid’s seat, and he’s made little secret that he suspects the Searchlight Zephyr is behind his problems.
The state Attorney General’s office, meanwhile, says Krolicki’s actions are behind his problems and Reid had nothing to do with the trouble.
If Krolicki, as advertised, is so anxious to get to court, he should have no problem approving of the decision to hire longtime Las Vegas
attorney Dominic Gentile as special prosecutor. (Should it be determined the state Attorney General’s office has a conflict of interest, Gentile would step in to handle the state’s case.)
Frankly, I’m looking forward to watching Gentile, the defense attorney, work from the other side of the room.
If Krolicki’s idea is to clear his name, he should want to hurry and get it done. The latest trial date is Oct. 12 in Adair’s courtroom.
She received the case after Judge Elissa Cadish recused herself due to a conflict of interest.
It’s time to rumble. That’s the best way for Krolicki to clear his name.
Assuming he wins, of course.