Krolicki prosecutor still sought |

Krolicki prosecutor still sought

Associated Press

LAS VEGAS – The Nevada attorney general’s office says it’s vetting special prosecutors in private practice to handle the charges against Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki and his chief of staff.

Chief Deputy Attorney General Christine Guerci-Nyhus told a judge Wednesday that several public prosecutors had refused to take up the case.

Clark County District Court Judge Elissa Cadish ruled last month that the attorney general’s office had a conflict of interest and couldn’t prosecute Krolicki and Kathryn Besser on charges they misappropriated funds.

The attorney general is appealing that ruling to the Nevada Supreme Court.

Both officials have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Guerci-Nyhus says the office hopes to have identified a special prosecutor by mid-July.