Two former sex workers filed a class-action lawsuit last week against Sheri’s Ranch near Pahrump, claiming that the brothel should have treated them and other women as employees instead of independent contractors.
Brian Joseph worked at the Las Vegas Review-Journal from January 2017 to April 2019. His reporting has appeared in numerous publications, including Mother Jones and Newsweek magazines and the Orange County Register newspaper, where he worked for eight years. In 2013-14, he was an investigative reporting fellow at UC-Berkeley. He’s won a Polk Award and an Association of Health Care Journalists award, among others.
A Storey County Commissioner and the owner of the Mustang Ranch brothel filed a motion in federal court this month to intervene in a lawsuit to end legal prostitution in Nevada.
Seven hundred forty-five days. As of Sunday, that’s how long the Review-Journal has been battling the Metropolitan Police Department for sex trafficking and prostitution records.
A national organization that calls out corporations and other U.S. institutions for fostering sexual exploitation took the unusual step Monday of naming Nevada as one of America’s top promoters of sex trafficking.
A year from now the people of Providence could have a new place to play.
A Clark County judge sharply rebuked the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Wednesday for withholding public records requested by the Review-Journal about sex trafficking cases and prostitution arrests, saying that the department’s reaction to the newspaper “boggles the mind.”
Clark County’s new administrator of human services may have violated a state ethics law when he quit the county two years ago to work for a software company he recommended for a no-bid contract, the Review-Journal has found.
The Nevada attorney general’s office is investigating a claim that a scammer stole land in Las Vegas by filing false business documents with the Nevada secretary of state’s office.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal sued the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Thursday over the agency’s response to public records requests about sex trafficking cases and prostitution arrests.
State lawmakers want to take action to combat the filing of fake business documents with the Nevada secretary of state in response to a Las Vegas Review-Journal investigation that found the agency’s weak safeguards allow scammers to take over businesses and exploit their assets.
Nevada businesses are vulnerable to fraudsters because the secretary of state’s office for years has done little to prevent the filing of fake documents.
An audit last month found that CEO Rossi Ralenkotter used $17,152 in Southwest Airlines cards for personal travel and Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly, who chairs the board, also used $699 in cards for a trip.
Longtime tourism boss Rossi Ralenkotter used $17,152 in airline gift cards given to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for personal travel for himself and his family, an audit showed Wednesday.
Reporter Anita Hassan won the prestigious award for investigative reporting from Headliners Foundation of Texas.