Las Vegas police searched convention authority offices and arrested a key former executive to determine whether the agency’s former CEO Rossi Ralenkotter knew that airline gift cards were purchased with public money before he and other staff used them for personal trips, a knowledgeable source said.
Police arrested a key target in the criminal investigation into the misuse of Southwest Airlines gift cards bought by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
Police executed a search warrant at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority offices Wednesday afternoon in a widening investigation into misuse of Southwest Airlines gift cards bought by the agency.
Rossi Ralenkotter, the former CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, pushed for $10 million in tourism funds for a police substation expansion while police were investigating the agency, records show.
Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore failed to report at least $91,000 in tax liens the IRS filed against her, rental income from a house in Colorado and a house she owned in Clark County on her financial disclosures since she became an elected official, a Las Vegas Review-Journal investigation found.
Henderson Mayor Debra March wasn’t running for office last year, but she still spent more than $60,000 of her campaign’s money on gasoline, gifts, restaurants and travel.
Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore, one of the few Republican officeholders in Southern Nevada, built a larger-than-life political profile on her big personality and fierce conservative advocacy.
Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly charged more than $1,100 in expenses to his campaign for a trip to Dallas with his daughter, records show.
The sudden downfall of Nevada Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson has shined a powerful spotlight on weaknesses in the state’s campaign finance law and the growing number of officeholders who have exploited it.
A year and a half after the Las Vegas Review-Journal won a court ruling stating that autopsy reports are public records, the Clark County coroner continues to refuse to make the documents available to media and the public.