Tom O’Connell

Thomas M. O’Connell is the former Senior Litigation Counsel and Chief of the Narcotics and Violent Crimes Section of the United States Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to his 13 years in the Las Vegas U.S. Attorneys Office, he served for 8 years in the Northern District of California. Tom retired in 2013 and relocated back to Las Vegas. Since then, he has helped trained Las Vegas Metro, North Las Vegas and Henderson police, and U.S. Probation. He’s addressed inmates at High Desert State Prison and guest lectured at both UNLV and Boyd School of Law.

The Hypocrisy of Facebook

The Hypocrisy of Facebook

It’s been quite a while since I posted. Frankly, I didn’t get the feedback or support I’d hoped for. Moreover, the national stories were becoming redundant: the open southern border, the surge in violence, our sudden shortage of petroleum products (gasoline). So redundant, and so maddeningly obvious in their solutions, that I felt I was …

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The Nevada Athletic Commission Strikes Again

The Nevada Athletic Commission Strikes Again

Yes, it’s back to boxing, and the Nevada Athletic Commission – they strike yet again! Former Las Vegas FBI agent and NAC Commissioner Bobby Bennett really screwed the pooch on this one, and on national TV. THE FIGHT Last Saturday former champ Andrew Maloney “lost” his rematch with current WBA super flyweight champ Joshua Franco at the MGM …

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Seattle Mayor, former U.S. Attorney for Seattle, Update

The jackass of a Mayor in Seattle – a former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington (state)- has now pivoted on defunding the police. https://www.theblaze.com/news/seattle-mayor-concerned-police-mass-exodus I first reported on her when she hired a pimp I’d prosecuted as an advisor on police conduct.  A pimp. Convicted in federal court of interstate travel for …

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All Things Must Pass – Judge Lloyd D. George

George Harrison once sang “All Things Must Pass”. Well within a week’s time, I learned that the finest federal Magistrate Judge I’ve ever appeared before, Lawrence Leavitt, had retired from the law. Then I learned, with great sorrow, of the passing of Senior District Court Judge Lloyd D. George. Therefore, I am reprising a post …

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