Steve Miller

Steve Miller, is a former Las Vegas City Councilman. In 1991, the readers of the Las Vegas Review Journal voted him the "Most Effective Public Official" in Southern Nevada. Miller writes internationally syndicated columns on organized crime and political corruption for Rick Porrello's

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Jason Hanson Sues Jared Shafer And Others For Civil Racketeering, Fraud, And Embezzlement

Jul 24, 2017 — Steve Miller

“This has to stop.” “I want justice.” - Jason Vaughn Hanson

LAS VEGAS - 27 year old cerebral palsy victim Jason Hanson, after waiting since April 2016 for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Abuse and Neglect Detail to present Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson with Requests for Prosecution of the persons who stole the majority of his inheritance, on July 17, 2017 took the next step and filed a Civil Racketeering and Embezzlement lawsuit against his exploiters in Nevada State Court.

“I decided to take matters into my own hands,” responded Hanson when asked by KTNV TV Contact 13 Chief Investigator Darcy Spears why it was taking the police so long. —More..

Police Lt. Explains How Family Court Steals From Wards (Video)

Apr 23, 2015 — Steve Miller

LVMPD Lt. James Weiskopf tells Clark County Commission on April 21, 2015, how appointed “Guardianship Commissioner” Jon Norheim, Family Court Judge Charles Hoskin, and certain for-hire guardians rob the estates of wards of the court.

Las Vegas “guardian” Jared E. Shafer sued for “embezzling” $420,000.00 from 95-year-old former “ward

Aug 11, 2014 — Steve Miller

“Shafer and the other Defendants herein are responsible for embezzling, taking under wrongful pretenses and otherwise fraudulently or wrongfully diminishing the value of Olvera’s and the Trust’s assets in an amount to be proved at trial, but in excess of $420,000.00.”

Private “guardians” Jared E. Shafer and Patience Bristol sue blind man for libel

Jun 30, 2014 — Steve Miller

LAS VEGAS - On April 10, 2014, private “guardians” Jared Shafer, his former employee Patience Bristol, Shafer’s business Professional Fiduciary Services of Nevada (PFSN Inc.), PFSN office manager Amy Deittrick, Deittrick’s AVID BUSINESS SERVICES, their attorneys Mark Solomon, Dana Dwiggins, Alan Freer, and Robert Simpson, and CPAs Bruce Gamett and Shawn King filed a civil libel lawsuit against Charles Pascal who has been blind since birth.

A Great Idea To Relieve Traffic On I-15 North During Special Events

Jun 22, 2014 — Steve Miller

LAS VEGAS - Since the opening of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 1998, local transportation expert Peter Christ off has proposed that the existing Southern Pacific rail line be expanded to include intra-city light rail service connecting Downtown Las Vegas and the Speedway.

DA may have let “guardian” Patience Bristol take the rap for her ex-boss Jared Shafer

Jun 2, 2014 — Steve Miller

LAS VEGAS - When for-hire guardian Patience Bristol was handcuffed and led out of court last Wednesday morning, it may have been one of the luckiest days of her life! Instead of spending dozens of years in prison, a deal was cut so she can get out in three years or less.

Patience Bristol escorted from court in handcuffs

May 28, 2014 — Steve Miller

LAS VEGAS - Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez this morning sentenced PFSN Inc. “guardian” Patience Bristol to three to eight years in Nevada State Prison for stealing from elderly or vulnerable clients assigned to her by PFSN’s owner Jared E. Shafer.

The Grave Robbers

May 21, 2014 — Steve Miller

Leann Goorjian lived to be only 51. She was the daughter of Wanda Lamb Peccole and William “Bill” Peccole. Leann’s mother was the sister of former Nevada State Senator Floyd Lamb,  Clark County Commissioner Darwin Lamb (portrayed in the movie Casino),  and legendary former Clark County Sheriff Ralph Lamb. Leann married Greg Goorgian and together had two sons, Gavin and Camden, now in their late twenties and working for the family business Peccole Nevada Corporation.

Mesquite Lands Act of 1986—The Rest of the Story

Apr 30, 2014 — Steve Miller

As more information becomes available, it is becoming clear to me as a former Las Vegas and Clark County land planner, that the Bundy story is not about cows,tortoises, grazing rights, childish name calling, or alleged threats.

“Guardian” Jared Shafer’s political signs become a public nuisance

Apr 29, 2014 — Steve Miller

Over three dozen A-frame political signs rented or donated to politicians by Jared Shafer’s PFSN Inc., have become shelters for vagrants.

BLM Siege At Bunkerville - The Real Story

Apr 28, 2014 — Steve Miller

  • Big profits are being threatened by animals grazing on prime real estate, but the real story has been lost in a haze of inciteful rhetoric
  • A rancher’s refusal to sell his land and stop his cattle from grazing nearby may have created a crisis in the real estate industry


Bundy vs. BLM: The Plot Unfolds

Apr 16, 2014 — Steve Miller

After surveying the Bundy Ranch and adjacent river side land (real estate), I drove the short distance along Riverside Road to Mesquite to visit my nephew.

Bundy Ranch Facebook Page

Apr 15, 2014 — Steve Miller

Bundy Ranch Facebook Page

We need to stay vigilant. Senator Reid said “It’s not over.”

I just returned from Bunkerville

Apr 15, 2014 — Steve Miller

On my way back at noon today (Monday), I observed fourteen LV Metro Police units leaving the Bunkerville area and traveling toward Las Vegas.

The late Wayne Bunker - my mentor on the LV City Council

Apr 13, 2014 — Steve Miller

The tiny hamlet of Bunkerville is located fifty miles east of Las Vegas in the southeast corner of Nevada along the Virgin River near the Arizona and Utah borders. The town was named after one of the pioneer Mormon families that first settled Southern Nevada in the late 1800’s.

Henry v. Rizzolo - Case Closed

Aug 16, 2013 — Steve Miller

LAS VEGAS - In a case that’s dragged on since September 20, 2001, when Kansas tourist Kirk Henry disputed a padded bar tab and had his neck broken by a manager of the then-Crazy Horse Too strip club in Vegas, justice has finally prevailed.

Henry v. Rizzolo - Case Closed

Aug 13, 2013 — Steve Miller

LAS VEGAS - In a case that’s dragged on since September 20, 2001 when Kansas tourist Kirk Henry disputed a padded bar tab and had his neck broken by a manager of the then-Crazy Horse Too strip club in Vegas, justice has finally prevailed.

HENRY v. RIZZOLO Dismissal Awaits Judge’s Signature

Aug 2, 2013 — Steve Miller

It’s been eleven years since Kansas tourist Kirk Henry’s neck was broken by a Crazy Horse Too strip club manager.

U.S. Judge Philip Pro: “Seems like this case is done.”

Jul 25, 2013 — Steve Miller

On Thursday, July 25 at 1:45 PM, Senior United States District Court Judge Philip Pro stated: “Seems like this case is done.” His words were in response to a dispute between attorneys for beating victim Kirk Henry and convicted racketeer Rick Rizzolo over whether additional litigation can take place between the parties.

Rizzolo Returns To Court Thursday With A New Attorney

Jul 24, 2013 — Steve Miller

Convicted racketeer Rick Rizzolo’s latest attorney Sigal Chattah filed a new lawsuit for “Negligent interference with prospective business advantage” on November 29, 2012, against beating victim Crazy Horse Too,  asking for rescission of Rizzolo’s settlement agreement to pay Henry $10 million dollars in exchange for a shortened prison sentence.