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July 2, 2015

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Ousted Nevada lawmaker Brooks indicted on firearm count

A former Nevada lawmaker has been indicted on a felony firearms charge stemming from an arrest in January in North Las Vegas that began a spiral leading to his expulsion from the Legislature.

Prosecutor Thom Gover said Thursday the possession of a firearm by a prohibited person charge against Steven Brooks alleges that he shouldn't have had a gun because he was an unlawful marijuana user.

A conviction could get Brooks up to four years in state prison.

Brooks' lawyer, Mitchell Posin, calls the charge a stretch and says Brooks will plead not guilty.

Brooks is jailed in California's San Bernardino County after pleading not guilty to charges of resisting an officer, felony evading and assault on a police animal in a March 28 chase and arrest on Interstate 15.

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  1. There is already enough charges against Brooks to lock him up for a long time. It seems to me that now Prosecutor Thom Gover just wants to stack charges against Brooks. OK, let's throw all these against the wall and hope some stick. This is a waste of Taxpayer money. Prosecutor Thom Gover should be out there getting speedy trials on killers like Ammar Harris rather than attempting to make mountains out of molehills.