Reno – According to a press release issued by the US Department of Justice, US Attorney’s Office, District of Nevada, former Nevada Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson has plead guilty to federal wire fraud charges and will be sentenced on July 11 of this year.
Atkinson resigned from his seat in the Nevada Senate on March 5, 2019. He represented Nevada Senate District 4 since being elected in 2012. Mr. Atkinson previously served in the Nevada Assembly from 2002 to 2012.
For lack of accurate record keeping, the precise amount of money Atkinson illegally diverted from his campaign coffers is unknown, though “Atkinson admitted that he spent nearly $250,000 of unreported withdraws on personal expenses and not for legitimate campaign purposes. Atkinson’s personal spending of campaign funds included $100,000 in payments to his personal credit cards, $75,000 towards opening and operating a Las Vegas night club, and $20,000 on leasing a Jaguar Sports Utility Vehicle, among many other personal expenditures,” the press release relates.
Here is a copy of Kelvin Atkinson’s plea bargain agreement.
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