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Mark Sayre, Investigative Reporter

Boggs Arrives at Clark County Detention Center

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This is Lynette Boggs' booking photo. This is Lynette Boggs' booking photo.
A video paid for by the Culinary Union and the Police Protective Association shows Boggs doing chores at a home outside of her district. A video paid for by the Culinary Union and the Police Protective Association shows Boggs doing chores at a home outside of her district.
Lynette Boggs will remain free while facing four felony counts. Lynette Boggs will remain free while facing four felony counts.

A judge decided former Clark County Commissioner Lynette Boggs will remain free while facing four felony counts. On Thursday, Boggs checked into the Clark County Detention Center.

She faces four felony counts. The charges relate to her most recent campaign for office.

Metro police said that Boggs walked in through the front door at the Clark County Detention Center around 4:30 p.m. and complied with a judges order that she go through the booking process.

This caps a day where Boggs' attorney asked a judge to recognize the former comissioner's strong ties to the community.

Boggs, leaving the Regional Justice Center after her court hearing Thursday morning, was accompanied by her attorney and a woman who declined to identify herself, possibly the former commissioner's mother.

Earlier, Boggs appeared in court where Judge Nancy Oesterle agreed to allow Boggs to remain free on her own recognizance. That means she does not have to post any bail and is free to travel as long as she keeps in touch with her attorney and also makes all court appearances.

Bill Terry, Boggs' attorney said, "At a minimum, she is a 16-year resident, she has a family, she is on the radio every week, and certainly there is no propensity to flea and certainly there is no danger to the community."

The judge explained her reasoning from the bench. "I have reviewed the intake report, it says longtime ties to the community with children, no misdemeanors, no felonies, no gross misdemeanors, no failures to appear, the recommendation of intake, is a quote or walkthough. based on the totatlity of the case. I think she is sufficient for an OR Walkthorugh."

She is charged with four felony counts involving allegations that she lied on official campaign forms aobut her residence, and also that she paid a nanny out of official campaign funds.

The charges were filed against Boggs earlier this week while she was out of town. Boggs was visiting two countries in West Africa, about 7,500 air miles from Las Vegas.

In a video posted on YouTube, Boggs says she was going to the African nations as part of a Christian ministry she founded in Las Vegas called "Faithworks."

District Attorney David Roger says if Boggs is convicted on all counts, she could spend up to 18 years in state prison.

The preliminary hearing has been set for Aug. 14; that is where prosecutors will lay out some of their evidence and try to convince a justice court judge to try to bound this case over district court for trial.

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