NORTH LAS VEGAS -- A legal battle between the city of North Las Vegas and one of its municipal judges has escalated.
The city has leveled allegations of fraud and embezzlement against Judge Catherine Ramsey for using her city credit card to pay part of her legal fees in a lawsuit.
The I-Team has been looking into this bitter feud and how it is likely to impact taxpayers.
Right now, there is only a civil suit between the judge and the city but that could change.
North Las Vegas officials have taken steps to curb what they feel are abuses by Judge Ramsey, but Ramsey is pushing back. And legal fees are piling up for a city that just avoided a state takeover.
“What can we do, and this came up today, to keep our employees away from a hostile environment and keep our city out of court?” North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee said.
Sharp words from the top elected official in North Las Vegas about protecting employees from one of the city's own judges.