CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are calling for a public hearing after a state official provided a sworn statement saying that meetings Attorney General Adam Laxalt held with a Republican political donor and Laxalt’s subsequent legal advice may have amounted to corruption.

Democratic Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton calls the information “unsettling” and says it warrants a thorough probe.

Gaming Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett said in an affidavit provided Wednesday that federal authorities dismissed questions of corruption that Burnett first raised against Laxalt last year.

Laxalt argues the meetings with representatives of Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson were routine, work-related activities.

He says Democrats are twisting it around in a political stunt.

Assembly Democratic caucus spokeswoman Sarah Abel says lawmakers will schedule a hearing as soon as possible in the next two weeks.


Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

More From CBS Las Vegas

CBSLocal App
Watch Live

Listen Live