Author’s note: Following is an excerpt from The Anointed Son, available September 20 on Kindle. My former colleague Jon Ralston wrote a book almost twenty years ago in which he detailed the rise of a first-time candidate guided by the state’s most formidable … More An excerpt from The Anointed Son: A True Story of Greed, Power and Blind Trust
Our designation as the Entertainment Capital of the World has always been a source of pride for Las Vegans. Same is true of our reputation for hosting major sporting events. Championship boxing matches,, tennis challenges, the UFC – not to mention our chronic case of Runnin’ Rebel Fever. But the inaugural season of the Vegas Golden … More Vegas Golden Knights Ride to Rescue of Shell- Shocked City
Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melanie Tobiasson went on Channel 8 news earlier this month to say she fears some police and prosecutors are protecting pimps at the expense of their competitors and public safety. The judge said on TV that information she gave Metro officers on an alleged prostitution and crime ring fell on … More LVMPD Sheriff Lombardo, DA Wolfson Secretly Seek Judge’s Removal from Criminal Cases
The website for Battle Born Capital is long on platitudes regarding the vast experience of company principals in brokering hard money loans. Battle Born’s lending pros, among them Jeff Guinn, the former hard money broker who owned the now-defunct Aspen Financial, refer to the years since the mortgage collapse as “a season for reflection and introspection, … More Why Jeff Guinn’s Return to Lending Should Matter to Everyone. A Cautionary Tale.
With the help of legal maneuvering courtesy of Lt. Governor Mark Hutchison, who worked against the interests of many of the same lenders he once represented, Las Vegas businessman Howard Bulloch is reaping the rewards this Good Friday of defaulting for ten years on what’s now more than $50 million in principal and interest secured by … More Judge’s Ruling Clears Way for Would-Be Strip Developer, New Hotel?
Democratic gubernatorial contender Steve Sisolak is smoking competitor Chris Giunchigliani when it comes to campaign contributions from the marijuana industry, executives and legal reps. In the last reporting period, Sisolak’s stash of weed money amounted to $190,500 while Giunchigliani raised $41,500 from those related to the burgeoning industry. Apologies to anyone I missed. Here’s a breakdown: … More Sisolak Bogarts Pot Contributions in Dem Gubernatorial Primary
A former employee at the Golden Nugget and Mirage alleges Steve Wynn coerced her into a two-year-long sexual relationship by making implicit threats to not only her job but also her boyfriend’s. Meg, who doesn’t want to use her last name, says she first appeared on Wynn’s radar when she attended the opening of the Mirage in … More Woman Alleges Steve Wynn Used Her Job, Executive Boyfriend’s as Leverage for Sex