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Finn, Stubbs ‘amicably’ squash legal battle

Former Boulder City Police Chief Thomas Finn and attorney Stephen Stubbs both said they agreed “amicably” to resolve a series of court cases stemming back to 2012, though neither would reveal details of the settlement or whether money exchanged hands.

Finn had been ordered to pay Stubbs’ attorneys’ fees of $15,760, as well as an additional $10,000 after District Judge Barbara Johnston ruled on July 30 that Finn had abused his power as police chief by obtaining Stubbs’ personal computer.

Finn appealed Johnston’s decision, and on Aug. 18, the court ruled in his favor after District Judge Jessie Walsh found “clear and convincing evidence” that Stubbs committed fraud during the time of his lawsuits with Finn.

Last month, Stubbs told the Boulder City Review he was seeking an additional $47,000 in attorney fees from Finn.

Both Stubbs and Finn, who was fired in April 2013 after seven years as chief of Boulder City Police Department, said Tuesday they were pleased to have the cases resolved.

“It’s over and done with and we move on with our lives,” Finn said.

“It’s over and I’m glad it’s over,” Stubbs said.

On Monday, Stubbs pleaded guilty in District Court to a gross misdemeanor charge of unlawful notarization of signature by a notary public.

Stubbs’ charges stem from two drunken driving cases, one in Justice Court and one in Las Vegas Municipal Court, against former client James L. Green. Green told the Las Vegas Review-Journal last year that the signature on the plea agreement filed in Justice Court was not his.

Stubbs is scheduled for sentencing by District Judge Elissa Cadish on Oct. 12 and faces up to 364 days behind bars. He also is eligible for probation.

Contact Chris Kudialis at ckudialis@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0283. Find him on Twitter: @kudialisrj

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