On May 22, 2013, Shafer answered his own questions; "Who have I bribed? Which Judges?" through his actions as a private citizen ordering Clark County Family Court Judge Jon Norheim to close the public hearing when tough questions began to be asked about a deceased ward's missing $500,000. Keep in mind that Shafer is not a public official or attorney. He's just a 1961 Las Vegas High School graduate with friends in high places. In a Family Court video record obtained by INSIDE VEGAS that Shafer and Norheim never wanted the public to see, Shafer stood up in the audience, and as a private citizen business owner, bullied Norheim into throwing the public out of the hearing after four attorneys asked the whereabouts of over $500,000 missing from one of Shafer's deceased ward's accounts. Just before he issued his "order," Shafer can be seen staring at his office manager/secretary/bookkeeper Amy Deittrick who was sitting to Shafer's right in the gallery. This 1:26 sec. video record, and Judge Jon Norheim's flaccid "Okay" in response to Shafer's demand for privacy, speaks a thousand words.
After viewing the video, most people ask why? This may be the answer:
Jared Shafer illegally commingles funds from a company known as Signs of Nevada, LLC, with funds from his "wards" in his PFSN, Inc. bank account. Commingling of ward's funds is a violation of NRS 159.073 (III) (IV).
Hundreds of A-frame portable billboards are owned by two of Shafer's closest associates, guardianship attorneys Patricia Trent and Elyse Tyrell, who often represent Shafer in Family Court disputes. Shafer's PFSN office manager/secretary/bookkeeper, Amy Deittrick, is listed as their sign company's manager by the Secretary of State. Sign companies such as theirs have the ability to make or break a judicial campaign by discounting the 8' by 12' movable political signs to certain Judge, DA, and Attorney General candidates during election season. The majority of Trent and Tyrell's signs now appearing during this election season contain ads for Family Court and District Court incumbent Judges, selected candidates seeking to fill court vacancies, or attorneys wanting to replace less cooperative Judges.
Sources say that Shafer is the go-to guy when it comes to cheap political billboards - a sure fire way to endear himself to those with power over the lives and fortunes of his hapless wards and their heirs.
Grave Robbery Under Color of Law