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Nevada Supreme Court disbars Vegas lawyer who embezzled clients’ money

The Nevada State Supreme Court justices has formally disbarred the longtime Las Vegas estate lawyer Robert Graham.

Ofelia Adamson



estate attorney Robert Graham

The Nevada State Supreme Court has formally disbarred the longtime Las Vegas estate lawyer Robert Graham, who admittedly embezzling millions of moneys from his clients.

In a four-page document filed on Monday, September 11, the chief and associate justices of the Nevada Supreme Court said that the disbarment was irreversibly permanent, and they directed Graham to shell out money and pay $17.2 million compensations to the victims as well as a $1 million fine.

“Because the amount of misappropriated client funds is staggering and Graham exploited vulnerable people, disbarment is the only appropriate discipline,” the Nevada State Supreme Court justices wrote on the document.

Graham, who is in custody of the Clark County Detention Center, pleaded guilty last Thursday in District Court for five felony counts, including theft and exploitation of vulnerable people most of whom depended on financially on trust funds he supervised, while hesitantly admitting he embezzled more than $16 million.

The 52-year-old Graham faces a 16 to 40 prison years and will be sentenced on January 11.

At a disciplinary hearing last March, a prosecutor with the State Bar of Nevada recommended seizing Graham’s license, alleging his embezzlement topped $17 million over the past 10 years.

The Supreme Court concluded that the Nevada State Bar had settled its case.

The State justices learned that he exhibited egocentric intentions, declined to concede his wrongdoings and did not care about making restitution.

Graham was charged by a county grand jury in associated with the stealing in January.

Graham stealthily stole an average of $187,000 per month from his client funds over the several to a special bank account to fund his law firm and dish out personal bills.

Additionally, the indicted lawyer used his client funds to pay $244,000 in his professional taxes and $700,000 per annum in advertisement expenses for his law firm. Graham also used the stolen funds to make thousands of dollars more in charitable donations to numerous non-profit organizations, including the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Boys Town of Nevada, the document reads.

Eric Hawkins of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City issued a statement back in January claiming that the church would turn over any donations that may have been donated to them fraudulently.


Ethics Complaints Filed Against Henderson City Mayor, Councilwoman

Ethics complaint accuses Henderson City Mayor Debra March and Councilwoman Gerri Schroder of not succeeding to abide with transparency policy.

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Debra March Henderson City

Debra March mostly prioritized on government transparency during her electoral campaign for city mayor. Now, less than three months after taking the seat and governing the city, an ethics complaint accuses her and Councilwoman Gerri Schroder of not succeeding to abide with transparency policy.

The moral code complaint reads that both March and Schroder failed to make public their links with the Henderson Community Foundation during the Henderson City Council votes related to the foundation.

A City of Henderson resident who wishes to remain anonymous filed the complaint last week before the Nevada Commission on Ethics.

“This is an inherent conflict of interest,” the ethics complaint says. Mayor March and Councilwoman Schroder could not be reached for their respective comment.

“No one at the city of Henderson or any elected official has been notified by the Nevada Commission on Ethics about any actions being taken,” the Henderson spokesman David Cherry said.

The ethics complaint filed to the Nevada Commission on Ethics against the city mayor and councilwoman centers on a June 6 City Council meeting when March and Schroder “insinuated they had an arms length relationship” with the Henderson Community Foundation. The complaints also claims March only disclosed her ties with the foundation because she had commenced an investigation into the Friends of the Henderson Police Department Foundation.

Back in May, March told the Centrio News that the investigation into former Henderson Police Chief Patrick Moers was started after she have seen a mailer sent by Moers to local business possessors. The mailer included Moers’ photo and a picture of a City of Henderson police badge.

“Debra March intentionally and willfully failed to disclose her 15-year relationship with the Henderson Community Foundation in order to benefit and further her political agenda and the standing of the HCF over the Friends of the HPD Foundation.”

“March intentionally disparaged the reputations of the foundation and the former police chief and deputy chief,” the complaint wrote.

Election campaign finance records show that Schroder’s campaign donated more than $7,500 to the Henderson Community Foundation, while March’s campaign donated $1,650.

Back in 2015, both March and Schroder became members of the Henderson Community Foundation’s chairman’s council.

“We’ve never asked Debra or Gerri to fund raise for us in any way,” said vice president of the Henderson Community Foundation and founding member James Green. “They’ve never been involved in our conversations regarding funds with the police department.”

Meanwhile, the Ethics Commission Executive Director Yvonne Nevarez-Goodson said that she could not verify or renounce the ethics complaint because the are confidential until the jurisdictional review panel rules whether a violation have occurred.

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Henderson Police apprehended suspect in a shooting incident

A suspect has been arrested in associated to a road-rage shooting accident in Henderson.

Ronald Delos Santos



Henderson Police Nevada

HENDERSON, Neveda — A suspect has been arrested in associated to a road-rage shooting accident on Sunday evening, September 10, in a Henderson neighborhood, hitting an old man in the leg.

The 26-year-old Aaron Keit was arrested on the following day, on early Monday morning, September 11, according to a City of Henderson Police Department news release.

Henderson Police Aaron Keit

The Henderson Police Department received a reports at about 6:45 P.M. on Sunday that a suspected person had fired several gunshots into another automotive vehicle during a road rage incident in the location of Pacific and Van Wagenen. The 77-year-old victim driver evidently sustained a gunshot wound to his right leg and was brought to the Sunrise Hospital where he was given medical care for his wounds. The suspect in the incident abruptly fled off the crime scene.

Using all the detailed information provided by multiple witnesses, the Henderson Police followed up on leads and pinpointed and identified Aaron Keit as the other motorist and individual who fired the gun.

The City of Henderson Police reportedly arrested Keith around 2:50 early morning without any incident at his Las Vegas home. During the arrest at his residence, a handgun was recuperated that is believed by the authority to be the firearm used in the incident.

The suspect is being held at the City of Henderson Detention Center on charges of battery with a dangerously life-threatening firearm resulting in ample bodily harm and discharging a weapon into an occupied motor vehicle, both felony charges.

Anyone with information in related to this case is urged to contact the City of Henderson Police Department at (702) 267-4911 or 3-1-1. And to remain anonymous, witnesses are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555, or text CRIMESNV plus tip information to 274637 (CRIMES). Moreover, tips leading straightly to an arrest or indictment processed through the Crime Stoppers may be eligible to receive a cash reward.

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