Brig Lawson, former executive with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, is the last of four officials to agree to pay fines for personal use of agency gift cards.
Jeff joined the Review-Journal in 2010 after a lengthy, award-winning career at the Las Vegas Sun, where he was a columnist and reporter who covered courts, politics, labor, government and organized crime. He has a masters degree from Marquette University and is the author of the 2001 true crime book, “Murder in Sin City.”
Police are conducting a criminal investigation into allegations that a Las Vegas assemblyman misused campaign funds and failed to live in his district, the Review-Journal has learned.
Phillip Merrill, a longtime friend of suspected boogaloo member Stephen Parshall, pleaded guilty in July to sexually assaulting the alleged extremist’s stepdaughter.
Dana White’s lawyers had filed court papers seeking to toss out the suit, calling it a “smear” effort and new attempt to extort money from White through the civil court system.
Cathy Tull, former chief marketing officer for the tourism agency, pleaded no contest through her lawyer to a misdemeanor charge. She had been charged with felonies.
Lawyers for UFC President Dana White have filed court papers seeking to dismiss a lawsuit that revealed he was an extortion victim.
Rossi Ralenkotter, former CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, had been facing two felony charges, theft and misconduct of a public officer.
Frank Cullotta, the former Chicago mobster who was a consultant on the movie “Casino,” has died. He was 81.
The action comes two years after the state Ethics Commission opened an investigation of Rossi Ralenkotter as he was about to retire from the influential agency.
The talks with prosecutors could allow the former Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority CEO to plead guilty to lesser charges, according to a source.
He was accused of sexually exploiting his stepdaughter in a new federal complaint and was previously indicted in an alleged conspiracy to commit violence at BLM protests.
U.S. Marshal Gary Schofield, who is responsible for protecting the federal judiciary in Nevada, said he is concerned about possible violence and is reaching out to community leaders.
Phillip Merrill, longtime friend of suspected boogaloo member Stephen Parshall, pleaded guilty in District Court Thursday to sexually assaulting the right-wing extremist’s stepdaughter.
The allegations surfaced in a graphic police report justifying the sexual assault arrest of one of Stephen Parshall’s friends, Phillip Merrill, a volleyball coach.
The informant, identified by the pseudonym “John Smith,” testified before a county grand jury in June detailing his undercover encounters with the extremist group.