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LVCVA votes to restrict gifts, travel for board members

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority on Tuesday imposed new restrictions on gifts and travel to board members in response to a Review-Journal investigation.

Review-Journal investigation sparks reform at LVCVA

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board members would be allowed to accept no more than $400 in gifts and one agency-sponsored trip annually under changes proposed Monday in response to a Review-Journal investigation.

Las Vegas convention staff fails to track more than $125K in gifts

Las Vegas convention officials handed out more than $125,000 in iPads, golf clubs, Bose headphones and other pricey merchandise without noting who received the items or the business purpose of the gifts.

Audit to call for tighter spending at Las Vegas tourism agency

An external auditor will make recommendations next month on how to rein in gifts and travel at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority after a Review-Journal investigation into excessive spending.

LVCVA lawyer gets 7.5 percent salary boost, 25 percent bonus

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s lawyer has received a 7.5 percent salary increase and a 25 percent bonus from the organization’s board of directors.

 
After RJ investigation, LVCVA hires firm to review spending policies

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority hired an accounting firm Tuesday to evaluate its spending policies after a Review-Journal investigation uncovered questionable expenses.

 
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.

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