True Las Vegas Crime Stories from Tom O’Connell

True Las Vegas Crime Stories by The Pissed Off ProsecutorTrue Las Vegas Crime Stories from The Pissed Off Prosecutor, Thomas O’Connell. Tom is a retired Chief of the Narcotics & Violent Crime Section of the Las Vegas United States Attorney’s Office.

Tom spent nearly 30 years in law enforcement, as a police officer and Assistant District Attorney in New York, and as an Assistant United States Attorney in both Las Vegas, Nevada and San Jose, California, where Tom retired from the U.S. Department of Justice in 2013.

Arguably, his most interesting experiences occurred during his 13 year tenure in Las Vegas, where he served as both Senior Litigation Counsel and Chief of the Narcotics and Violent Crime Section. See Tom’s Significant Cases List to get some idea of the insane matters he handled during the Las Vegas boom years.

Though frequently pissed off throughout his career, retirement has given Tom much more free time to think about things, and (usually) get even more pissed off.

3 thoughts on “True Las Vegas Crime Stories with Tom O’Connell”

  1. Interesting reading but I think you give the wrong impression of who you really are. It’s ok to be pissed off and it’s ok to point out that politicians are manipulative but that’s hardly news to anyone, even if they haven’t worked in law enforcement. I realize the title of your publication leads us to a rant but I also know that the writer is not a whiner but a doer. Stay outta trouble Big Boy.

  2. I worked with Tom for two years in the Las Vegas US Attorney’s Office in the early 1990s while I was on assignment from Main Justice. During that time, Tom tried at least 8 cases to verdict. Later as a Supervsior in the Boston US Attorney’s office, we never had any AUSA nearly as prolific.

    I remained friendly with Tom and was truly amzed at his compsoure and focus during the Wynn kidnapping trial. I don’t think folks outside of Vegas have any idea of the media scrutiny that Tom and Jay were under. It would be like a Boston Prosecutor prosecuting the kidnapping of a Kennedy child.

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