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THE LATEST Investigations
LVCVA security officers diverted to drive Rossi Ralenkotter, Oscar Goodman

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority security officers, paid by taxpayers and charged with protecting visitors, drive CEO Rossi Ralenkotter and and former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman to casinos, shops and other locations so often that staff members dubbed the dispatches “Rossi runs” and “Oscar runs” in security logs obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

LVCVA spending justifies creation of inspector general, lawmakers say

Excessive spending at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority highlights the need for a special agency to investigate financial abuse within state and local government, Democratic and Republican lawmakers say.

Former Nevada officer Robert Reasoner arrested for drug use

A former state transportation officer with a history of drunken driving arrests was in jail Friday after using drugs, which was prohibited under the terms of his pre-trial release, authorities said.

LVCVA committee chairman says auditors need to look closer at gifts

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s audit committee chairman said internal reviews did not flag questionable expenses uncovered in a Las Vegas Review-Journal investigation before the story ran. But he is planning a change that might scrutinize similar spending in the future.

Review-Journal defends reporting tactics criticized by LVCVA executive

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s top executive criticized a Review-Journal investigative reporter for seeking an interview at the personal residence of the organization’s chief financial officer.

LVCVA officials make vigorous defense of agency spending

The vice chairman of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors on Tuesday defended the agency’s spending to attract visitors to Southern Nevada.

GOP legislators zip lips on LVCVA spending investigation

Assembly Republicans received instructions Wednesday not to talk to the Las Vegas Review-Journal about its investigation of lavish spending by the publicly funded Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

LVCVA spends millions to wine and dine but some question spending

Thousands of dollars on wine. Tiffany bracelets for employees. Paid trips to Europe. These are just some of the lavish expenditures of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority over three years.