Legal experts say the criminal case against former LVCVA chief CEO Rossi Ralenkotter and other executives is the result of failed oversight by the tax-funded agency’s board.
Jeff joined the Review-Journal in 2010 after a lengthy, award-winning career at the Las Vegas Sun, where he was a columnist and reporter who covered courts, politics, labor, government and organized crime. He has a masters degree from Marquette University and is the author of the 2001 true crime book, “Murder in Sin City.”
The LVCVA has terminated the $15,000-a-month consulting contract for former CEO Rossi Ralenkotter in the wake of criminal charges against the once-powerful tourism boss.
Cathy Tull, a former LVCVA executive, was a no-show in court Tuesday when called to face felony charges because she was “out of the country.”
The executive committee of the LVCVA board will consider whether to terminate its consulting contract with former CEO Rossi Ralenkotter in the wake of felony charges against him and three others.
Prosecutors have filed felony charges against retired LVCVA CEO Rossi Ralenkotter and two other former executives in the investigation into the misuse of $90,000 in Southwest Airlines gift cards.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal filed court papers Friday seeking to end a 30-year joint operating agreement with the Las Vegas Sun.
A Dallas-based Southwest Airlines marketing executive has landed in the middle of a criminal investigation into the misuse of $90,000 in company gift cards bought by the LVCVA.
An audit that cost taxpayers $186,000 has come under fire from police, who question the thoroughness of its examination into the misuse of airline gift cards bought by the LVCVA.
Former Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority CEO Rossi Ralenkotter handed out airline gift cards bought by the tax-funded agency as holiday gifts in December 2016, a court document shows.
Prosecutors have failed to explain how their investigation of the LVCVA would be harmed by the release of search warrant documents.
The LVCVA’s former chief marketing officer has agreed to pay $8,700 in fines for violating the state ethics law over her personal use of airline gift cards bought by the agency.
Prosecutors expect to charge “one or more persons” by the end of August in a criminal investigation into misuse of airline gift cards bought by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, a court filing shows.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has disbanded its travel office and changed its ticket-buying system amid investigations into a gift card scandal.
Prosecutors plan to oppose the Review-Journal’s push to unseal documents supporting a search warrant executed at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority offices.
Las Vegas police executed the search warrant in March, looking for evidence that LVCVA executives mishandled $90,000 in airline gift cards bought by the tax-funded agency.