Thursday, May 23 2013 4:04 PM EDT2013-05-23 20:04:19 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The woman found dead in her home earlier in the week has been identified as 75-year-old Jean Main, according to the Clark County Coroner's Office. Main died from a gunshot wound to the head,More>>
Metro Police have released a photo of the purse that belonged to a 75-year-old woman who was found shot to death in her northwest home.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:09 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:09:43 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- After more than eight years of delays, a sex offender who worked as a nurse is going to prison for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old patient. The nursing board gave Paul Santiago a licenseMore>>
After more than eight years of delays, a sex offender who worked as a nurse is going to prison for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old patient.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:51:49 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The men accused of killing a 15-year-old boy while attempting to steal his iPad will remain in jail with no bail set. Jacob Dismont, 18, and Michael Solid, 21, appeared in Las Vegas JusticeMore>>
The men accused of killing a 15-year-old boy while attempting to steal his iPad will remain in jail with no bail set.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 3:47 PM EDT2013-05-23 19:47:47 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Local attorney Randolph Goldberg received Thursday morning a two-year prison sentence and must make more than $700,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to a federal tax evasion charge. GoldbergMore>>
Local attorney Randolph Goldberg received Thursday morning a two-year prison sentence and must make more than $700,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to a federal tax evasion charge.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:16 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:16:56 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- An independent review of a state-run mental health hospital gave high marks for patient satisfaction, but said options for people needing mental health care are limited. The review was orderedMore>>
An independent review of a state-run mental health hospital gave high marks for patient satisfaction, but said options for people needing mental health care are limited.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:06:49 GMT
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada is one step closer to giving voters another chance to allow same-sex marriage in the Silver State. The Assembly voted 27-14 Thursday in favor of SJR13 which repeals languageMore>>
Nevada is one step closer to giving voters another chance to allow same-sex marriage in the Silver State.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 4:17 PM EDT2013-05-23 20:17:16 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Some major nationwide companies in Las Vegas are recognizing the importance of the Hispanic labor force and are targeting them specifically for jobs with a website called iHispano.com. TwentyMore>>
Some major nationwide companies in Las Vegas are recognizing the importance of the Hispanic labor force and are targeting them specifically for jobs with a website called iHispano.com.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:05 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:05:48 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Not for the faint of heart, in a couple of months thrill seekers will have a chance to zip between two towers at the Rio resort in Las Vegas. The Rio is a popular spot take it the breathtakingMore>>
Not for the faint of heart, in a couple of months thrill seekers will have a chance to zip between two towers at the Rio resort in Las Vegas.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 1:46 PM EDT2013-05-23 17:46:01 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A woman was killed Tuesday night after being hit by a semitrailer on U.S. 95 near Railroad Pass. According to Nevada Highway Patrol, the 37-year-old Henderson woman was walking along U.S.More>>
A woman identified as 38-year-old Penny Amber Franco was killed Tuesday night after being hit by a semitrailer on U.S. 95 near Railroad Pass.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 1:32 PM EDT2013-05-23 17:32:48 GMT
LAS VEGAS - A viewer wants to know why Hacienda Avenue between Mountain Vista Street and Nellis Boulevard is in such bad condition. The road is riddled with potholes and is in desperate need of pavementMore>>
A viewer wants to know why Hacienda Avenue between Mountain Vista Street and Nellis Boulevard is in such bad condition.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- A political consultant hired to register Republican voters in Nevada and other states is now the target of a criminal investigation. According to Florida law enforcement, the company, Strategic Allied Consulting, is suspected of committing registration fraud in a dozen counties in that state. Nevada Republicans said the same company had been running voter registration efforts in Nevada but has been fired.
Strategic Allied Consulting is the focus of considerable scrutiny across the country, including the criminal investigation in Florida and a Secretary of State investigation in Nevada, but there are dots that have not yet been connected. The owner of the company should be well-known to Nevadans. The allegations about fraudulent registration efforts have been raised many times before though the names are different
"She grabbed the Democrats' (registration cards), handed them to her assistant and then ripped them up right in front of me," said Eric Russell, who in 2004 worked as registrars for Voters Outreach of America.
The group was paid $8 million by the Republican National Committee to sign up GOP voters across the country. Russell and his girlfriend, Ashley Tims, said Strategic Allied Consulting routinely trashed registration forms filled out by Democrats. The I-Team tracked down voters whose registrations were never turned in. Similar allegations against the same company surfaced in other states. Investigations were launched, including by the FBI. The GOP announced it had a zero tolerance policy for fraud.
Fast forward to 2012. The company hired by the GOP to register voters in five swing states, including Nevada, is accused of the same sort of skullduggery in Nevada, Florida, North Carolina and Colorado, where a Youtube video went viral.
What's changed is the name. Strategic consulting of today is basically the same outfit as Voters Outreach of 2004. And in the 2008 election, Nevada records show, it was operating in the state under a third name, Lincoln Consulting, but in all three elections, it had the same client and did the same work.
Owner Nathan Sproul, a longtime Republican operative, referred to as the Karl Rove of Arizona, told reporters he changed the name at the request of the Republican party so that his former controversies would not be a "distraction." In light of the criminal allegations in Florida, the GOP said it has fired Sproul. Nevada Republicans told the I-Team they have zero tolerance for election fraud and that as of this week, the company no longer registers Nevada voters. The party added that it has been double-checking registration forms.
However, at least one complaint has been filed with the Secretary of State, alleging a registration form was trashed. Local election chief Larry Lomax said he has seen few complaints this election cycle but his counterpart in Washoe County reported a huge influx of problematic registrations.
Democrats aren't the only ones grumbling about Sproul. Republicans are also expressing dismay that the party would hire him yet again, despite a long history of problems. Sproul was hired by the Mitt Romney campaign to go after primary rival Ron Paul. Sproul also turned up in Wisconsin in the Scott Walker recall effort. Allegations of improprieties surfaced in both of those campaigns. Will Sproul be hired again once the latest flap dies down?
A statement on the company website asserts that Strategic has never tolerated even minimal violations of election law and that it will continue to do this work.
The Secretary of State's office will not confirm whether it is investigating the complaint it received, but we have good reason to believe that is true. Nevada Republicans declined to comment on the record but told the I-Team the decision to hire this company was made at the national level, not by them, and they've tried to watch it closely to make sure that if problems erupted, it wouldn't be in Nevada.
Sproul has been investigated numerous times but has not been charged with violating election laws.
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