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Top Las Vegas Public Defender Disciplined In Sex Harassment Case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials say the top administrator of the public defender's office in Las Vegas received unspecified discipline following a sexual harassment investigation.

Clark County Manager Yolanda King confirmed in a statement Thursday that Public Defender Phil Kohn was found to have made, in King's words, "inappropriate comments of a sexual nature in the workplace and engaged in inappropriate physical behavior toward employees."

King didn't specify the discipline Kohn received. A county spokesman declined additional comment.

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Kohn did not respond to telephone messages. An automatic email reply said he's out of the office until Sept. 14.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal first reported the development.

It said Kohn announced recently that he'll retire in January.

Kohn was appointed to the job in April 2004 and heads an office of more than 200 employees.