Well, ya’ll, I was one of the first to predict this one!
Journalist Jeff German, who I’ve long said deserves a Pulitzer for his reporting on the HOA organized crime scandal in Las Vegas, came out with a big expose’ a couple of months ago. He reported that the Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court had tipped off one of the biggest suspects in the FBI investigation of rigged HOA board elections and phony insurance mitigation work.
Chief Justice Nancy Saitta tipped off her good lawyer buddy, one of the two biggies in the Nevada scandal, that the FBI was coming. That lawyer, Nancy Quon, was able to destroy most of her files before the feds banged on her door. Keep in mind that this was the biggest federal investigation in Nevada history into official corruption. Forty-three people were indicted, some of them are still serving time. And here’s a Nevada Supreme Court Justice doing the unthinkable. Well, that’s Nevada for you!
In any event, Chief Justice Saitta has decided to become former Chief Justice Saitta. But there’s blood on her hands. Four people, including the lawyer she tipped off, committed suicide. Actually, I still believe two of the suicides might have been something a little more serious. In Nevada when the Mob comes knocking they usually kneecap you. Then, maybe, you commit suicide.
Scum like Chief Justice Saitta shouldn’t be allowed to resign. They should be sent to the same prison where their co-conspirators are serving time.