Las Vegas investor arrested, owes $2.2 billion to Nevada company

Screenshot 2018-07-03 at 12.37.49.pngNgan claims to be a child refugee from a Cambodian concentration camp who attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at age 14, then amassed “billions of dollars managing funds for foreign governments in the Middle East and helping found a major retail business in Asia.”

The multibillion-dollar judgment was a result of Ngan’s continued failures to respond to the company’s lawsuit, resulting in the company’s requested default judgment being granted in the court’s order, the Sun reported. The company argued that the profits from Ngan’s promised investment of $100 million — which never materialized — in addition to attorney’s fees and interest justified the company’s request for $2.2 billion in damages.

The judgment against Ngan states that in addition to the 10-figure award, he is also on the hook for 5.5 percent interest — or $333,170 per day.

via Las Vegas investor who owes $2.2 billion to Nevada company arrested outside Yellowstone | IR Crime and Courts News |

The Workplace In Nevada: Speed Versus Safety

Screenshot 2018-07-03 at 12.12.51There was a time when workplace safety was considered the responsibility of the employee: You take a job and you consent to the hazards that might be part of the job.

In the 20th Century, laws were enacted to protect workers. They didn’t always work, especially in the Wild West of Nevada where workplace safety and the desire to work faster often conflicted.

UNLV history professor Michelle Follette Turk explores that part of Nevada’s history in her new book “A History of Occupational Health and Safety: From 1905 to the Present.”

via The Workplace In Nevada: Speed Versus Safety | Nevada Public Radio

Nevada Democrats turn to high schools for voters, take the lead in voter registration

Nevada Democrats are outpacing Republicans in voter registrations for a third consecutive month.

According to the Nevada Secretary of State’s office, the number of active registered Democrats increased by 8,623 in June, while Republicans added 5,830 to their rolls. Nonpartisan registration grew by 3,502 in June.

Democrats credit the numbers to a dramatic increase in volunteers working with high schools to register voter-aged students.

Voter registration deadlines for the general election are in October.

via Nevada Democrats Taking the Lead in Voter Registration | Nevada News | US News

Effort to close brothels in one Nevada county fails

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Opponents of legalized prostitution in Nye County had been trying to put the issue to voters in a referendum in November. But county officials said Monday the effort had failed to turn in the required 1,963 signatures. The deadline was Friday.

The only recourse for proponents of the brothel elimination measure is to get county commissioners to agree to put it on the ballot — seemingly a long shot at this point.

Nye County spokesman Arnold Knightly said the board’s chairman had already indicated he would not bring the item forward before the deadline.

The group had also targeted Lyon County as a place to eliminate brothels with a signature-gathering drive. But the county’s Board of Commissioners decided in June to take a different approach to the issue by placing an advisory question on the ballot in November.

It will ask voters whether the board should end legalized prostitution in Lyon County. If the majority of voters choose to make it illegal, the board could choose to rescind the existing ordinance.

Nevada is the only place in the U.S. where brothels can operate legally.

via Effort to close brothels in one Nevada county fails to get enough signatures for ballot

The Guardian: Mexico election: leftist Amlo set for historic landslide victory

As an estimated 89 million voters descended on polling stations on Sunday it became clear that Mexicans – fed up with political sleaze, soaring violence and poverty – had overwhelmingly voted for change and to reject the only two parties to hold the presidency since the end of one-party rule in 2000.

Las Vegas police continue to stonewall…still haven’t released October shooting videos

Screenshot 2018-04-28 at 07.26.38.pngThe Nevada Supreme Court says the Metropolitan Police Department must begin releasing body camera footage and 911 call audio from the Las Vegas mass shooting.

“The speed with which the Supreme Court made this decision reflects the complete absence of merit in the Metropolitan Police Department’s arguments,” Review-Journal Executive Editor Glenn Cook said.

A Clark County judge ruled in February that Metro had 30 days to hand over all the records, which were requested days after the Oct. 1 shooting.

Metro stonewalled.

In March, a judge gave Metro a total of six months to fulfill the request, but ordered the department to immediately begin releasing the records on a “rolling basis.”

Metro appealed.

The new ruling means the department is compelled to begin releasing the footage and audio.

So far nothing from Metro has been made public. It’s clearly a flagrantly violating the Nevada Public Records Act.

Enjoy your Police State.

Prosecutors plan on throwing the book at sex pervert GOPer Benjamin Sparks

Screenshot 2018-04-07 at 09.39.51It looks like prosecutors are going to throw the book at sex pervert Republican Benjamin Sparks.

There appears to be plenty of evidence piling up according to the Review-Journal.

You may recall from previous reports, Sparks and his fiancee had argued over his cocaine use and other “relationship issues.” So Sparks decided to lock his sex-slave girlfriend in the house for a couple of hours.

The girlfriend lost a fingernail.

The best information we have about Sparks is that he’s on the lam in Texas.

There’s more bad news for Sparks. RedRock Strategies, a prominent GOP consulting firm, has given him the boot.

No doubt this drama will continue for a while.

Nevada #GOP sex criminal on the run

Screenshot 2018-04-07 at 09.39.51Clark County prosecutors are expected to file a criminal complaint against a Las Vegas political adviser accused of sexually enslaving and battering his fiancee.

The target is Benjamin Sparks, who most recently worked on Nevada Republican Cresent Hardy’s campaign to win back the 4th Congressional District seat he held from 2015 to 2017.

According to the Review-Journal, a Las Vegas police report says there is “probable cause to arrest Sparks for domestic battery.” The incident involved a dispute at the Las Vegas home he shared with his fiancee.

The police report maintains that Sparks and his fiancee had argued over his cocaine use and other “relationship issues.” That’s when things apparently got violent.

The Review-Journal also reports that Sparks previously had his fiancee sign a contract to become his “slave and property.” The contract required her to kneel and look down when she entered his presence, be nude at all times, have sexual relations with him whenever he wanted and wear a collar in private.

The Review-Journal says Sparks asked his fiancee to be tied up and blindfolded and to have sex with other men in front of him. She said the request was her breaking point.

Eeeeewwwww! What a creep.

Sparks fled to Texas and left all his belongings behind.

Rick Perry continues to try and screw Nevada

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry continues to push for a nuke dump at Yucca Mountain.

“We must move ahead in fulfilling the federal government’s responsibility to dispose of the nation’s nuclear waste,” Perry told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee recently.

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry

Texas would be a good place for the nation’s nuke waste. How about there Rick?

According to the Review-Journal, Congress designated Yucca Mountain in 1987 as the site for storage of nuclear waste produced by power plants. The failure of the government to adequately store the growing backlog of waste is cited as a security threat.

Not everyone in Nevada opposes the Yucca Mountain site. Rural counties see development of a facility as an economic boon, and other proponents say the storage could position the state for a growing reprocessing industry.