Back-room medical treatments like the one that killed Elena Caro are now under intense scrutiny in Nevada. Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto is leading a task force to recommend reforms for what she says has become a cultural issue for minorities, specifically Hispanics.
Much of the Attorney General's term has been dominated by efforts to untangle mortgage fraud by brokers, real estate professionals and the banks themselves. The first of what has been promised as a series of victories by state attorneys general was the settlement in the robo-signing case.
Nevada and Massachusetts have both sued the companies that service mortgage documents - process the payments, guarantee the integrity of the documents and, if needed, initiate foreclosures. Those lawsuits have revealed a great deal of information about the backroom workings of the mortgage industry.
Las Vegas businessman and member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry CommissionByron Georgiou is not waiting for other Democrats. He's already jumped into the 2012 Senate race. Many Democrats are skeptical but Georgiou says we need an outsider and not just another politician. We talk to him about his platform and why he thinks he's the best Democrat to run against Republicans like Congressman Dean Heller.