After conducting an extensive investigation into the attempted bombing of the IRS offices in Reno with a fertilizer bomb, charged two subjects with perjury and false statements (convicted one after trial, the other was convicted after trial by another AUSA). Indicted Bailie and Hurst for Conspiracy, Attempted Arson by Explosives, Use of Firearm (to wit: explosive – 30 year mandatory sentence). Debriefed and pled Hurst pursuant to a cooperation agreement. Bailie was convicted after trial by another AUSA. This case was personally monitored by Attorney General Reno.
About The Author
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.