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.
An anonymous tipster informed Nevada Transportation Authority Deputy Commissioner Chris Schneider about the drunken driving arrests of an agency supervisor nearly two months before the staff member crashed a state vehicle, records show.
The supervisor of a former Nevada Transportation Authority officer with a history of drunken driving arrests allowed him to take sick leave to serve his jail sentence — a violation of state policy, records show.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority spends taxpayer dollars on concerts, sporting events, lavish dinners and some of the biggest bar bills you’ll ever see.