RENO — A settlement agreement has been signed but the fireworks aren’t over yet in the first divorce case involving a sitting Nevada governor.
First lady Dawn Gibbons is accusing Gov. Jim Gibbons of jeopardizing the agreement they reached in December by lying on his application to refinance their Reno home and taking it off the market.
Her lawyer, Cal Dunlap, said the Republican governor and former congressman could be guilty of fraud because he suggested he intends to live at the Reno home, contrary to the settlement that calls for the house to be sold after a divorce decree is scheduled to be finalized before the end of February.
"The proposal by Mr. Gibbons that this property not be listed and that a lender be led to believe that the property will not either continue to be listed or be relisted is a misrepresentation or fraud of the participation of which our client, Mrs. Gibbons, will have no part," Dunlap said in a motion filed Tuesday in Washoe County District Court.