Steven B. Wolfson is about to become a familiar face on Thursday nights. As the District Attorney of Clark County, he and the dedicated people who work for the DA’s office will be featured as part of ID’s new series, Sin City Justice.
Sin City Justice will follow prosecutors as they prepare for major criminal cases, and will give viewers an immersive, behind-the-scenes experience of some of the crimes that take place in Vegas.
Read on to learn more about DA Steven Wolfson.
1. He Reportedly Manages a $65 Million Budget and Over 700 Employees
According to Crimefeed, Wolfson is one of Las Vegas’ top prosecutor, and manages a $65 million budget and over 700 employees.
He was one of 7 people vying for the position of District Attorney, and was eventually elected to serve the three years remaining on the four-year term that was vacated by David Roger.
Wolfson received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from San Diego State University and his Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law.
2. He Served 8 Years as a City Councilman
Wolfson worked for eight years as a Las Vegas City Councilman before accepting the position of District Attorney. In 2004, he was chosen to represent Ward 2, which covers much of the West of the city, and in 2009, he was elected for another term. He would have completed two full terms in June 2013, but left to serve as DA.
Wolfson has worked in both the public and private sectors, and is the proprietor of Wolfson and Associates, Attorneys at Law. He has served on the Board of Governors, the Judicial Ethics and Campaign Election Practices Committee, and other bar-related committees, as well as serving as chairman of the State Bar of Nevada Ethics 2000 Committee.
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3. He Is Married to a Retired District Court Judge
Wolfson is married to Jackie Glass, a retired District Court Judge, and the star of the CBS show, Swift Justice with Jackie Glass.
Together, the couple has two daughters, Rebecca and Rachel.
4. He Recently Weighed in on the Christy Mack Assault Case
Earlier this week, Wolfson weighed in on the Christy Mack assault case, revealing that he believes the 36-to-life sentence for War Machine was just.
MMA fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver (who went by War Machine) was sentenced to 36-years-to-life on 29 different counts for the sexual assault and kidnapping of his ex-girlfriend, Christy Mack. The incident occurred in 2014, and led to Mack being rushed to the hospital with a fractured eye socket, broken rib, ruptured liver, and teeth knocked out. Speaking to MMA Fighting about the ruling, Wolfson said:
We’re pleased with the result, because this was a long, arduous process, especially for the victims… He put up a pretty vigorous defense. But the bottom line is we have a pretty violent guy with a violent past that committed a horrific act against two people. And because of all that, the judge saw fit to give him a stiff sentence and we’re pleased about it.
5. He and the Clark County District Attorney’s Office Will Be the Center of ID’s New Series
Wolfson and the Clark County District Attorney’s office will be the center of ID’s new series, Sin City Justice. The series will chronicle prosecutors as they work to pursue equality, justice, and peace in their community. Broadway World writes, “Sin Ciy Justice- formerly known as Las Vegas Law- grants viewers exclusive access to D.A. Wolfson’s powerhouse team as they prepare and prosecute major criminal cases.”
The show will run for six episodes. The premiere episode, “Rage Against the Machine”, will focus on the Christy Mac and War Machine assault case. The second episode, “All for Eighty Dollars”, will center on Ivan Arenas, whose 15-year-old son was robbed, run over by a car, and killed by two men named Michael Solid and Jacob Dismont.
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