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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Concern Over Lack of Oversight of Nevada Public Administrator’s Office

QuestionConcerned citizens in Nye County, Nevada, are voicing concerns over the lack of supervision of the public administrator’s office, which is in charge of handling the estates of intestate decedents, including entering their residences. Linda Bromell made an investigation request to District Attorney Brian Kunzi, claiming that after her sister died the administrator’s office failed to padlock her sister’s house, property went missing, and drugs were not removed from the home.  After a year and a half, Bromell heard back from Kunzi regarding her request. Kunzi responded that there is not enough evidence to support the claims and there is little that commissioners can do in regulating the administrator’s office.

This is not the first problem with a public administrator that the county has had. In January 2000, Robert Dyer, the public administrator at the time, and his wife, Genie Dyer, the deputy public administrator, were arrested for looting estates.

See Mark Waite, Complaints Dog Public Administrator’s Office, Pahrump Valley Times, Jan. 24, 2014.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.


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