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LVCVA committee chairman says auditors need to look closer at gifts

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s audit committee chairman said internal reviews did not flag questionable expenses uncovered in a Las Vegas Review-Journal investigation before the story ran. But he is planning a change that might scrutinize similar spending in the future.

Review-Journal defends reporting tactics criticized by LVCVA executive

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s top executive criticized a Review-Journal investigative reporter for seeking an interview at the personal residence of the organization’s chief financial officer.

LVCVA officials make vigorous defense of agency spending

The vice chairman of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors on Tuesday defended the agency’s spending to attract visitors to Southern Nevada.

GOP legislators zip lips on LVCVA spending investigation

Assembly Republicans received instructions Wednesday not to talk to the Las Vegas Review-Journal about its investigation of lavish spending by the publicly funded Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

LVCVA spends millions to wine and dine but some question spending

Thousands of dollars on wine. Tiffany bracelets for employees. Paid trips to Europe. These are just some of the lavish expenditures of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority over three years.

Las Vegas picks up the tab on some serious parties

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority spends taxpayer dollars on concerts, sporting events, lavish dinners and some of the biggest bar bills you’ll ever see.

Convention authority chairman gets most perks

Authority Chairman Lawrence Weekly accepted more travel and what he reported as gifts from the agency than any other board member.

Nevada transportation officer with multiple arrests resigns

A Nevada Transportation Authority supervisor with a history of drunken driving and a heroin arrest resigned Monday – hours before he was expected to answer Department of Public Safety questions.

Nevada transportation officer with DUI history arrested on heroin charge

A state law officer who had multiple DUI arrests and fled the scene of his crashed state vehicle last month is facing new charges of drunken driving and buying heroin for himself and his mother.

State terminates 2 officials at agency where supervisor had three DUI arrests

The head of the state department that oversees the Nevada Transportation Authority fired two top officials Wednesday after a Review-Journal investigation found lapses in background checks for an agency supervisor with multiple DUI arrests.

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