Those who live in a glass house should be careful how high they throw the stones; and if the glass house could affect their political clientele, the caution should be that much higher for the sake of their own reputation and that of those clients who could be in jeopardy — and the opportunity of winning an elected office could be at risk.
In Las Vegas most businesses have their ups and downs because of the nature of the city on some occasions and the urge of some individuals to live above their means to impress friends, business associates and future clients, but having clients in the right places should be reason enough to protect the reputation of the clients and the office they represent.
Lisa Ann Mayo and her husband, Keith Deriso AKA Keith DeRiso are well connected socially and do business with who’s who on the Nevada political scene; as Political Consultant, Mayo has represented judges and city council figures and plays a good and well exposed role in these campaigns, and at one time she was in charge of scheduling the appearance of former presidential candidate Herman Cain, who was represented by another local consultant office that had its own baggage.
As outstanding members of our community, Lisa and Keith should be able to take into consideration the image and reputation of those they deal and socialize with; they are both well known and know several landlords in our community, and a few of them have been forced to take them to court. In fact, at the time of this publication dateline, Lisa Ann Mayo Deriso has an outstanding arrest warrant for a bad check, for failing to appear and failing to pay restitution of more than $3,000.00 on a bad check.
Landlords like Wells, Fung, More and Westfall are familiar with the Mayo-DeRiso couple because they have been victims of their irresponsible behavior at one time or another.
Lisa Ann Mayo’s case was transfered from Justice Court to District Court, making others believe that she may be using her District Court client to avoid prosecution on a case that has been active since 2014; it is unusual for a bad check case to last more than three years.
At one time Lisa Ann Mayo represented a candidate that was running for Mayor and her case was assigned to a judge that is the son of the Mayor and the former Mayor, but the judge refused to speak with the Las Vegas Tribune and a very rude and unprofessional Judicial Executive Assistant, Iruka Atamoh, sent the Las Vegas Tribune away without an explanation.
In the middle of the race, Lisa Ann Mayo was called to Alaska due to family issues, but the conspiracy theory of many in the political field of Las Vegas wonder if that trip was “arranged” so the judge’s mother would not face a serious opponent, but that theory could be dismissed because her client was still faithful to her and had chosen to have no contact with the Las Vegas Tribune.
The questions many are asking is why it has taken so long for Metro officers to arrest Lisa Ann Mayo when she is well known and is very much a public figure appearing on televised meetings like the County Commissioners and many others. She claims to be an activist and as one, her name is as well known as her face.
The newspaper has discarded the notion that maybe her “political connection” in District Court or in City Hall are covering for her because if they were to “protect” Lisa Ann Mayo or her husband, Keith DeRiso, they could have made her case disappear by now, or at least “dissolve” the arrest warrant that is putting her in danger of being arrested for a criminal offense categorized as a category D felony.
Las Vegas Tribune, as a small business, has its own experience with the courts and on two occasions has had to face the embarrassment of being forced to deal with the Bad Check Unit of the District Attorney’s Office, one with Southwest Printing, who used to print the publication, after a client did not pay for the advertisement as was promised, and the other one was a Puerto Rican con man by the name of Leon Benzer, who cashed a check from the company but was supposed to hold the check until a certain date; he tried to cash the check earlier than agreed upon after the newspaper refused to do business with him.
The newspaper relationship with Southwest Printing was never jeopardized and we continued printing with them after making good the insufficient funds check and the check issued to Leon Benzer was cleared before he went to the federal penitentiary, where today he is paying for a crime bigger that the one committed by the newspaper.
Chief Deputy District Attorney Bernie Zadrowski was and still is a well respected friend of the Las Vegas Tribune and the newspaper endorsed him on the two occasions he ran for judicial office.
Our contact with Zadrowski was one of the reasons, besides doing the right thing, that the two times the newspaper were obliged to deal with the Bad Check Unit and all the professional ladies working in that office ten years ago, the newspaper management took responsibility and never put at risk the reputation of any of the judicial or political offices that in one way or another were in communication with the Las Vegas Tribune and its administration.