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Krolicki grand jury transcripts released

Associated Press Writer

More than 400 pages of Clark County grand jury transcripts in the case of indicted Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki were released Thursday.

Krolicki, was indicted Dec. 3 on charges stemming from his management of a multibillion-dollar college savings program in his previous job as Nevada’s state treasurer.

The indictment names Krolicki and Kathryn Besser, his former chief of staff in the treasurer’s office. They face arraignments Dec. 30 in Clark County District Court.

Kent Robison, one of three lawyers representing Krolicki, 47, said he was attempting to get copies of the transcripts, released in Las Vegas, and wanted to review them before making any comment.

The first-term Republican lieutenant governor has denied the charges. He said the indictment was the result of “a secretive process” that was unfairly orchestrated by state Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, a Democrat.

The 424-page transcript includes testimony of nine witnesses, among them former state Budget Director Perry Comeaux, Clark County Commissioner and former state Assemblywoman Chris Giunchigliani, and Janice Wright, a former deputy treasurer in charge of the college savings program.

The indictment accuses Krolicki of two counts of misappropriation and falsification of accounts by a public officer, and two counts of misappropriation by a treasurer, but don’t allege any funds were missing. The four counts all are felonies, and each carries a possible sentence of up to four years in prison.

Besser faces two counts, including being a principal to misappropriation and falsification of accounts and being a principal to misappropriation by a treasurer.