A man who protested the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office was charged with trying to solicit murder of a judge on Jan. 27.
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A complaint in Carson City, Nev., charges Todd “Ty” Robben with trying to solicit the murder of Judge John Tatro. The charge is a Class B Felony, said Carson City Assistant District Attorney Mark Krueger, which carries a possible term of two to 15 years.
The complaint alleges that Robben, while already in custody, attempted to solicit another inmate — who was a “cooperative source”— to murder Tatro. Robben, a warrant obtained by the Mountain Democrat shows, was in custody on charges of stalking by electronic means, libel and two counts of intimidating a public officer.
Robben protested outside the El Dorado County DA’s Office and the South Lake Tahoe Courthouse last May after bounty hunters illegally crossed state lines to capture him, he said. Out-of-state bounty hunters require an affidavit and warrant, he previously told the Mountain Democrat. DA Vern Pierson, however, said the matter was handled properly. Robben’s protest focused on what he said was corruption in Pierson’s office for not charging the bounty hunters.