Finn Avoids Charges

April 25, 2013

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Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson, pctured above, has declined to prosecute former Boulder City, Nevada Police Chief Thomas Finn for covering his tracks during the Mongols national run.

Finn exploited his opportunity to bully the Mongols when the club came to Finn’s town south of Las Vegas last June. He assembled a police force of at least 250 sworn officers and game planned the greeting he would offer the club. Two weeks before the event, Finn emailed Municipal Court Judge Victor Miller and City Attorney Dave Olsen: “There will be several dozen law enforcement agencies working in BC this weekend for the Mongols event. We are taking a zero tolerance approach with them and all the agencies will be citing them into our municipal court of ordinance violations, traffic violations and other misdemeanors. Is there a specific date you want us to use for a court appearance?

“Also, as part of our zero tolerance approach, all the law enforcement agencies have asked if our court and prosecutor would consider ‘no deals’ when the misdemeanors are adjudicated. Doing so would make it clear to the ‘Mongol Miscreants’ that Boulder City does not tolerate bad behavior.”

Fire Up The Shredders

Finn then ordered the city-wide cover-up which Wolfson just declared to be legal. In an email sent to 31 city employees, Finn wrote: “Lieutenant Albowicz made an excellent suggestion to have all emails related to the preparations we are making for the Mongols event deleted from our computers. If they submit a records request for them it would obviously show our hand and divulge the strategies and staffing levels we need to keep confidential. Therefore please delete any and all emails related to the event immediately.”

After learning that Finn had ordered employees to destroy public documents in order to frustrate a “records request,” Stephen Stubbs, the Mongols attorney, asked Wolfson and the Boulder City Council to investigate Finn.

The confrontation between Stubbs and Finn eventually led to Finn’s termination as Boulder City Chief last week.

No Intent

Wolfson said Tuesday that he thinks Finn intended to prevent the “accidental distribution” of “sensitive information” but did not intend to destroy public records.

The same day Finn told Las Vegas television reporter George Knapp “I’ve said all along that I did nothing wrong and that I did my job, which was to keep the city safe. I knew in my heart and mind that I did not break any laws.”

Knapp, who has become an apologist for Finn in the last month, reported that Finn was “buoyed by the news.”

 

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12 Responses to “Finn Avoids Charges”

  1. Tooj Says:

    SOx eventually will pertain to ALL those agencies. Advise your lawyers to check for compliance. No compliance, no reliance.

  2. chromedome Says:

    Atleast Finn got the boot. Small victory in a big battle.

  3. Paladin Says:

    I really hope that the citizens of Clark County remember, or are reminded of District Attorney Wolfson’s decision, regarding his refusal to prosecute Ex-Chief Finn.

    I find it laughable that Finn is of the mind that just because D.A. Wolfson declined to file charges against him, Finn thinks that he did his job, didn’t do anything wrong, or break any laws.

    Finn is a text book example of a sheep dog suffering from the sickness of power and greed. Boulder City did the right thing, when they showed Finn the door. The citizens of Clark County may want to do the same, when D.A. Wolfson comes up for re-election.

    Long May You Ride (to those that deserve to),

    Paladin

  4. Whitepride Says:

    Shit-bags always take care of their own! Wish I could get away with using the mistake defense

  5. slycechyx Says:

    Shouldn’t The Sarbanes–Oxley Act apply to law enforcement as well?

  6. Stevo Says:

    Good words, Glenn.

  7. Glenn S. Says:

    When they do it it’s a mistake. When we do it it’s a crime. And they whine about disrespect for the law.

  8. Paladin Says:

    “Wolfson said Tuesday that he thinks Finn intended to prevent the “accidental distribution” of “sensitive information” but did not intend to destroy public records.”

    Gee Mr. Wilson, doesn’t the following quote from Ex-Cheif Finn sorta kinda show pre-meditation and intent on the part of Ex-Chief Finn, to hide, destroy, or conceal material that might be part of a lawful subpoena, under the rules of discovery?

    “If they submit a records request for them it would obviously show our hand and divulge the strategies and staffing levels we need to keep confidential. Therefore please delete any and all emails related to the event immediately.”

    Gee Mr. Wilson, don’t you think that an honest administrator, acting above board, would have circulated an inter-office memo, advising that particular care be taken, to ensure that this “sensitive information” not be accidentally distributed? Also, it only makes sense that whoever “they” are, would be submitting a records request “post event”. After all, records are kept so that the past can be reviewed, unless of course, those records have been disapeared.

    In closing, I would respectfully suggest that you start taking a calcium supplement on a daily basis. A calcium supplement will go a long way in helping you develope a spine.

    Long May You Ride (to those that deserve to),

    Paladin

  9. Phuquehed Says:

    That shit-stain fucktard Wilson must have really liked the blowjob Finn gave him.

    The justice system not working once again.

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