Nevada Lt. Governor Likely to Be Indicted

Posted November 24, 2008 at 6:45pm

Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, one of the GOP’s top prospects to challenge Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) for his seat in 2010, has acknowledged that the state attorney general will likely indict him, the Associated Press reported. Krolicki told the AP that he is “wholly innocent,” and he accused Democratic state Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto of engaging in a political “witch hunt.” Masto, who declined comment, has been investigating Krolicki’s management of a college savings program while he was the state’s treasurer. Rumors of the indictment have circulated for some time, and national Republicans have acknowledged that the scandal could scuttle a prime candidate to take on Reid, whom party officials have made their top target in 2010.