U.S. District Court Judge James Mahan imposed the sentence last Monday on local attorney Luis Rojas, a partner with Attorney Steve Stain law group, who stood accused of making a false statement to authorities in a deal where he sold his Henderson home to his brother-in-law with the money he gave to his brother-in-law and never moved out of his home.
As detailed in the plea agreement, Rojas purchased a single family home in 2006 for $935,430, which he financed by taking out two mortgages from Homecomings Financial Network, a GMAC company.
For unknown reasons that no one on the government side wants to explain, the Luis Rojas’ case was handled by the U.S. Attorney’s office in San Diego, California due to a conflict of interest. Rojas, who started practicing law in Nevada in 1992 as a Deputy District Attorney, has never worked for the Nevada office of the U.S. Attorney, but the conflict of interest issue was never clear or explained by authorities.
Rojas, who always looked down on people with criminal records even if the crime was created by the police department he is so loyal to, is a former Deputy District Attorney with the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, and now he is just another criminal after pleading guilty.
“Mr. Rojas was the most unprofessional attorney I have ever met. I had an appointment with him three different times, and he either cancelled or didn’t even show up at all! When I did finally meet up with him for a consultation, he was late and he smelled like he was at a bar. I’m obviously going elsewhere,” wrote a lady by the name of Marrissa Cardenas on the Web.
As every defendant does before a court of law sentencing, attorney Luis Rojas apologized to Judge Mahan and told him that he realized he did a very stupid thing. His license to practice law in Nevada has been suspended and he was ordered to pay a $10,000.00 fine.
Attorney Luis Rojas’ father, a Cuban immigrant hotel worker, is a very close friend of former Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Narcotic Detective and former head of the police union, David Kallas, who now holds a marijuana license.