LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are recommending several charges against Nevada Assemblyman Alexander Assefa, LVMPD confirms to 8 News Now. He resigned his position on the state legislature amid an investigation on his campaign finances.
The recommended charges are as follows:
- 1 count of residency requirement for candidate
- 2 counts of unlawful for candidate to make false statement
- 6 counts of perjury
- 2 counts of burglary
- 8 counts of offering false instrument for filing or record
- 4 counts of theft
- False statement to procure marriage license
The investigation prompted law enforcement to raid Assefa’s home in May.
According to a news release from Governor Steve Sisolak’s office earlier Tuesday, the office received a resignation from Assefa, who is a Democrat.
Assefa was first elected to the Assembly in Nov. 2018 and served in two regular sessions and two special sessions.
“The Governor’s Office will process and submit a declaration of vacancy to the Clark County Commission which will appoint a successor to Assembly District 42, per statute,” the news release stated.