An excerpt from The Anointed Son: A True Story of Greed, Power and Blind Trust

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

Vegas Golden Knights Ride to Rescue of Shell- Shocked City

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

LVMPD Sheriff Lombardo, DA Wolfson Secretly Seek Judge’s Removal from Criminal Cases

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

Why Jeff Guinn’s Return to Lending Should Matter to Everyone. A Cautionary Tale.

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.

Judge’s Ruling Clears Way for Would-Be Strip Developer, New Hotel?

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?

Sisolak Bogarts Pot Contributions in Dem Gubernatorial Primary

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