Storey County commissioners revoke brothel's license

VIRGINIA CITY -- Nevada has one less brothel after Storey County commissioners revoked the license of the Wild Horse Ranch outside Reno for violating a financial ordinance.

Owner Lance Gilman told the Reno-Gazette Journal that Tuesday's decision put about 30 people out of work.

Gilman said he hopes to reopen in about three weeks if he gets permission to combine with another brothel he owns next door.

Commissioners ruled that Gilman violated a county ordinance by taking on a silent ownership partner in the business.

Commission Chairman Bob Kershaw said revoking the license probably helps Gilman get out of a draining business deal.

At the hearing, commissioners praised Gilman for his charitable contributions.