HomePoliticsNYE COUNTY SHERIFF NEVER HAD A WARRANT TO ARREST LEO BLUNDO Politics NYE COUNTY SHERIFF NEVER HAD A WARRANT TO ARREST LEO BLUNDO Jan 4, 2021 Rob Lauer Political Reporter On November 27, 2020 Nye County Commissioner, Leo Bundo, was arrested by the Nye County Sheriff’s office on questionable charges of public corruption. Questionable because Blundo is charged with voting as a County Commissioner for the CARES Act funding while accepting Cares Act money for his business which Leo fully disclosed at the Nye County hearing prior to his vote. Now we’ve found out there was no warrant issued by a judge nor were any such charges issued by the DA to direct the Sheriff’s office to arrest the County Commissioner. The only thing that was filed on record was an ethics complaint from insiders, Nye county government workers. Ethics complaints are filed quite often against elected officials, 90% of which are politically motivated and dismissed without any action taken. Others are ordered to pay administrative fines. The complaints are adjudicated by an appointed board. Blundo’s ethics complaint is currently under review. Following the arrest and release, Blundo and his wife held a press conference to fire back. This week Blundo is expected to introduce a resolution for Nye County to declare its own “State of Emergency” to ignore Gov. Sisolak’s unlawful actions. Report from the original story: Nye County Commissioner, Leo Blundo, is charged with misconduct of public officer, unlawful commissions, personal profit, and compensation by public officer, which are two felonies, a gross misdemeanor, and two misdemeanors. Leo and his wife own an Italian Restaurant in Nye County that suffered significant financial losses along with the rest of businesses in Nevada following the CV19 shut downs and mitigation rules. They applied for Cares Act funds to help survive the crisis, but never received any money for his business although he was approved for it, according to sources. According to reports, Leo disclosed his Cares Act application and receipt of some Cares Act funds at the public hearing prior to voting on the Care Act bill as a County Commissioner. No one demanded that he recuse himself at the time.