John Bailey

Las Vegas – My Kind Of Town – Doctors and Judges and Lawyers……Oh My!

JUSTICE MAIMED Back in 1990, a few weeks before I moved to Las Vegas to become a federal prosecutor, a horrendous crime occurred there.  An FBI agent walked in on an armed bank robbery.  He didn’t walk out.  The bank robber, Jose Echavarria, got the drop on John Bailey and murdered him. Now, almost 30 …

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Kamala Harris, Ex-prosecutor?

My Time In Northern California        My federal prosecutorial experience was not limited to Las Vegas – I spent 8 years in the Northern District of California, San Jose Division, one of several refugees from the desiccating Las Vegas office.  During much of that time Kamala Harris was the Attorney General of California.      …

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Vegas Law And Disorder

There’s been a lot of scrutiny directed at who gets coveted cannabis licenses in Nevada, now that recreational pot is legal. This item appeared in the local Las Vegas newspaper, the Review Journal, a few days ago. https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/mike-tyson-launching-cannabis-products-in-las-vegas-saturday-1639934/?fbclid=IwAR0G8vNDfi7XZOMoO3kwa5dPnCnWDCFz4qGbMd7d_4M_2fgLttZKN2vPsCM It seems that a certain convicted rapist, who was once the Heavyweight Champion of the World, has …

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Fear And Loathing In Philadelphia

Philadelphia – “the city of brotherly love”.    Maybe once upon a time, but not yesterday. That’s where the latest installment of our national epidemic of violence occurred, via a career criminal, Maurice Hill. Flaccid Prosecutions This mutant’s rap sheet reflects what a judge whom I tried many cases before would call “farcical state sentences”, …

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I felt very sorry for the honorable Robert Mueller during his testimony before Congress a couple of weeks ago. And I mean “honorable” as a descriptive adjective, not a title. I knew Mr. Mueller professionally, and have always admired him.  He is a decorated USMC hero in Vietnam.   A prosecutor’s prosecutor (including NDCA, one …

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