CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A Las Vegas judge has recused herself from the criminal case against Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki and his aide, citing a conflict of interest.
A clerk for Clark County District Judge Elissa Cadish confirmed Tuesday that she has stepped down from the case and a new judge will be appointed.
The move comes after Cadish told attorneys last week that she is a former law partner of the lawyer who has represented Krolicki in the investigation, Scott Scherer.
Krolicki and Kathryn Besser face felony charges for allegedly mishandling a Nevada college saving program while Krolicki was state treasurer. No funds were missing, but auditors said he skirted budget controls and spent more on an advertising campaign than allotted by the Legislature.
Krolicki and Besser maintain they are innocent.