Episode 107: A Bunch of Schmos | Operation Greylord and Kathy Augustine


January 19th, 2022

1 hr 2 mins 4 secs

Season 3

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About this Episode

Hillary and Tina cover Operation Greylord and Nevada State Controller Kathy Augustine.

Hillary’s Story
Like most state’s, Illinois’s Cook County’s judicial system covered a myriad of cases from minor infractions to serious felony charges. BUT, when the FBI gets wind that judges and other court officials were on the take, they put forward a decade’s long undercover operation to stop public corruption.

Tina’s Story
Kathy Augustine served as Nevada State senator from 1995-1999 and then went on to be the first female state controller. BUT when she died suddenly in 2006, police suspected foul play.

Hillary's Story
American Bar
Operation Greylord: The True Story of an Untrained Undercover Agent and America's Biggest Corruption Bust--By Terrence Hake

Associated Press
Three Attorneys Convicted of Bribery in Operation Greylord Case

Chicago Tribune
Operation Greylord: A federal probe of court corruption

Operation Greylord

FBI Studies
Operation Greylord

The New York Times

US Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs
Operation Greylord and Its Aftermath

Operation Greylord

Judge Wayne Olsen--via Decades (Operation Greylord)
Terrence Hake--via Decades (Operation Greylord)

Tina's Story
8 News Now
Prosecutors Play 911 Tape in Chaz Higgs Murder Trial

CBS News
Power, Passion, and Poison--by Lisa Freed and Linda Martin

Las Vegas Review Journal
Daughter of lawmaker killed in 2006 found dead in apparent murder-suicide--by Antonio Planas and Mike Blasky
Murder conviction in Augustine case upheld

Las Vegas Sun
Police: Woman had affair months before murder-suicide--by
Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press

Las Vegas Weekly

Los Angeles Times
Nevada official’s widower guilty--BY SCOTT MARTELLE

NBC News
A shot in the dark--by Hoda Kotb

Nevada Appeal
Replacement named for Augustine

Syringe, 911 call top trial in Augustine death

The New York Times
Husband of Ex-Official Is Convicted of Killing Her--by Associated Press

The Record Courier
Assembly votes to impeach Controller Kathy Augustine
Reno Gazette

Nevada GOP far more bipartisan in 2004 impeachment of Augustine--by Sheila Leslie

Reno News and Review
Constitutional conundrum--by Dennis Myers

The Seattle Times
Nevada politician's death turns into a saga--by Scott Gold

Man cleared in death of Nevada official, awaits trial in second case--by Ken Ritter

Tahoe Daily Tribune
Nurses fired after Augustine death--by Sandra Chereb

Taipei Times
Husband arrested for possible role in poisoning death of Nevada controller

Taiwan News
Husband of late Nevada state controller arrested, charged with her murder--by Associated Press

Washington Post
Candidate's Death Piques Interest Across Nevada Reno Police Await Autopsy Results on State Controller--By Sonya Geis

Way Back Machine
State Controller Kathy Augustine Press Release

Kathy Augustine via screenshot of Crime Investigation (YouTube)
Kathy and Chazz via screenshot of Crime Investigation (YouTube)
Chazz Higgs’ Mugshot via screenshot of Crime Investigation (YouTube)
Kathy and Charles Augustine via screenshot of Crime Investigation (YouTube)

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