Krolicki prosecutor comes high

Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto last week told the Las Vegas Sun that the Washoe and Clark county district attorneys both declined to prosecute Nevada’s lieutenant governor before she turned to private counsel (“Krolicki prosecutor named,” RN&R, July 31.).

She tapped Dominic Gentile, a prominent criminal defense attorney in Las Vegas, to handle the prosecution of Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, accused of mishandling funds in a state college plan by running them through the wrong accounts. No money is missing.

The attorney general’s office was taken off the case by a state judge because it provided Krolicki with legal advice on the college savings program. Gentile will be paid $345 an hour. He contributed $3,000 to Cortez Masto’s campaign for attorney general.

In the past, most prosecutions handed off by the attorney general’s office have been handled by the Carson City D.A.