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For the Record

Las Vegas judge: An article in Section A on Dec. 11 about the dismissal of a complaint against U.S. District Judge James C. Mahan of Las Vegas should have made clear that there were a number of other allegations the court did not address. The Judicial Council of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals special investigating committee addressed “only allegations related to the judge’s conduct while a United States District Judge.” The court launched its investigation of Mahan after The Times reported that he had awarded more than $4.8 million in judgments and fees apparently without disclosing personal, political and business ties to those who benefited. Of the dozen cases The Times cited, three were in federal court. Mahan handled the others as a state judge. The 9th Circuit investigating committee addressed only allegations related to his time as a U.S. district judge.


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