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Nevada AG won’t appeal dismissal of Lt. Gov. case

Associated Press
Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, left, and Kathy Besser appear in court, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, in Las Vegas. A clerk said it will be next week before a Nevada judge rules whether to dismiss criminal charges accusing Krolicki and his top aide of mishandling a $3 billion state college savings program. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher) ** LAS VEGAS SUN OUT. MAGS OUT. NO SALES **

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto says she won’t appeal a judge’s dismissal of a criminal case accusing Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki and an aide of misappropriating funds from a state college savings program.

Masto said in Las Vegas on Thursday that there’s merit to the case, and that she’s satisfied her office shined a light on what she says was an elected official who misused his power.

She says it’s just not in the best interest of the state to proceed any further.

Lawyers for Krolicki and his top aide, Kathryn Besser, insist they did nothing wrong handling the $3 billion program when Krolicki was state treasurer.

No money was ever found to be missing.