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CRIMINAL MATTERS

Case No. 13 CR 00590 1C
State of Nevada v. Michael Paul Evans
State of Nevada v. Anthony Paul Elliott aka Anthony Morris
State of Nevada v. Raul Marcos Garcia
State of Nevada v. Makyla Lynne Blackmore

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 9, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. before the Carson City Justice Court, Department II.

April 10, 2013: The District Attorney announces he will assemble a team of prosecutors to analyze the evidence and reports to determine whether the death penalty is appropriate in the alleged beating death of William McCune.

The Court agreed with the District Attorney’s Office and ordered the Defendants to be HELD WITHOUT BAIL.

April 6, 2013: The District Attorney's Office filed criminal complaints charging the above defendants with the crimes of Open Murder on a Person Over the Age of 60 Years and Burglary, as a result of the beating death of William McCune.
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Case No. 13 CR 00059 1B
State of Nevada v. Leonardo Cardoza

April 2, 2013: Leonardo Cardoza appeared before the Carson City District Court for arraignment and pled not guilty to the charges of Open Murder with the Use of a Deadly Weapon and Attempted Murder with the Use of a Deadly Weapon. District Judge James E. Wilson, Jr., set trial in this matter to commence August 19, 2013.

March 22, 2013: After hearing evidence at the preliminary hearing, Leonardo Cardoza was bound over to Carson City District Court to stand trial on the charges of Open Murder with the Use of a Deadly Weapon and Attempted Murder with the Use of a Deadly Weapon. The Defendant remains in custody without bail.

February 1, 2013: The Defendant, with his attorney, appeared before the Carson City Justice Court. The Court informed the Defendant of the charge and heard arguments regarding bail. The District Attorney’s Office argued that the Defendant should be held without bail because he faced a murder charge. After hearing arguments, the Court agreed with the District Attorney’s Office and ordered the Defendant to be HELD WITHOUT BAIL.

January 31, 2013: The District Attorney’s Office filed a charge of Open Murder with the Use of a Deadly Weapon (motor vehicle) against the Defendant, Leonardo Cardoza after the death of the victim, Desiree Bragg.
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Case No. 13 CR 00195 1C
State of Nevada v. David Grimes
 
May 14, 2013: The Defendant appeared before the First Judicial District Court for arraignment and pled not guilty to charges of Open Murder With the Use of a Deadly Weapon and Battery With a Deadly Weapon Causing Substantial Bodily Harm.  A trial was scheduled for January 13-23, 2014.  The Defendant remains in custody without bail.

April 26, 2013: After hearing evidence presented by counsel at a preliminary hearing, the Defendant was bound over to the First Judicial District Court to stand trial on the charges of Open Murder With the Use of a Deadly Weapon and Battery With a Deadly Weapon Resulting in Substantial Bodily Harm.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 26, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., before the Carson City Justice Court, Department II.

February 7, 2013: The Defendant, with his attorney, appeared before the Carson City Justice Court. The Court informed the Defendant of the charge and heard arguments regarding bail. The District Attorney’s Office argued that the Defendant should be held without bail because he faced a murder charge. After hearing arguments, the Court agreed with the District Attorney’s Office and ordered the Defendant to be HELD WITHOUT BAIL.
 
February 5, 2013: The District Attorney's Office filed a criminal complaint charging David Grimes with the crime of Open Murder with the Use of a Deadly Weapon as a result of the shooting death of James Earl Lay, Jr.

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COMMUNITY RELATIONS

April 10, 2013

On April 9, 2013, the Board of Trustees for the Carson City School District recognized the Carson City District Attorney's Office as a community partner. The Board presented District Attorney, Neil Rombardo, with a certificate recognizing the partnership between the school district and the D.A.'s Office. During the presentation, Ben Contine, the school district's coordinator for community partnerships, mentioned that unlike most community partners who hope to increase business opportunities, the D.A.'s Office's goal is to create a connection with Carson City's youth to hopefully "decrease business" and increase public safety. "I am excited for this Office's opportunity to partner with the school district. It has been proven time and again that early, constant contact with youth by law enforcement increases public safety," said District Attorney Rombardo.

The District Attorney's Office recently participated in the "Hamlet Appeal" at Pioneer High School and participated in mock job interviews at Carson Middle School. The D.A.'s Office recently created a critical thinking activity for 3rd through 5th graders, State v. the Big Bad Wolf, which is a mock trial that students will receive the opportunity to participate in. The Office has also offered to lecture on the Bill of Rights or other legal topics as well as permit job sharing.
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Public Service Announcement, January 30, 2013

BUSINESS PROTECTION ALERT: ROMBARDO WARNS LOCAL BUSINESSES OF POTENTIAL TELECOM SCAM

Carson City, Nevada – Recently, the Carson City District Attorney’s Office was made aware of a potentially misleading solicitation from U S Telecom sweeping the country. U S Telecom sends a solicitation for telecom services to local municipalities, school districts, and businesses. Although not stamped with the word “invoice,” the document appears to be an invoice and municipalities, school districts, and companies have complained of being duped into paying U S Telecom $425 for what these entities later complain is little or nothing in return.

“Although I am not aware of any incidents in Carson City, my research indicates there are recent complaints arising out of southern Nevada as well as the Bay Area and throughout the United States,” said Rombardo in a released statement. “I believe it is only a matter of time before these solicitations hit Carson City.” As a part of the D.A.’s new Business Protection Program to assist local business, one of the Office’s goals is to advise Carson City’s businesses of potential scams as the Office becomes aware of them.

A check of the Better Business Bureau’s website indicates U S Telecom, 305 North Sacramento Avenue, Ontario CA 91764 receives an F rating from the Bureau. This rating is based on over 800 complaints, the majority of which are based on the company’s potentially misleading solicitation. Both the New York Attorney General and North Dakota Attorney General have issued cease and desist letters to U S Telecom and warnings to constituents.

Rombardo offers the following tips to avoid phony bills and invoices:

• Look out for solicitations disguised as bills or invoices. Sometimes fake invoices are marked with the notice “This is not a bill,” but not always;
• Review what appears to be a bill or invoice carefully;
• Be wary of any bill or invoice from an unknown vendor;
• Keep a list of, and know, your vendors;
• Have effective internal controls in place for the payment of bills or invoices;
• Verify all bills or invoices with the person who authorized the purchase; and
• Check with the BBB Business Review on any business that has contacted you before signing anything or giving any payment or payment information.

It is important to note that U S Telecom is not the same as USTELECOM the Broadband Association.

 

Last updated: 5/16/2013 7:58:21 AM