October 17, 2022
Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones to appear before federal judge in connection with alleged bribery/corruption case
Las Vegas, NV – Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones is scheduled to appear before a federal court judge on Thursday (10/20/2022) where a decision is expected on whether an evidentiary hearing will be held in the case of a controversial land deal dating back to 2018.
Specifically, Jones is accused of destroying public records and other evidence in an attempt to hide bribing now-Governor Steve Sisolak with political favors.
Jones is now being sued by developer Jim Rhodes for damages that could cost Clark County taxpayers more than $1 billion. The suit comes as Jones is polling behind challenger Drew Johnson in his bid for reelection to his County Commission seat in District F.
“Justin Jones has been caught red-handed deleting public records and other evidence in an attempt to hide his illegal activities,” said Drew Johnson, Jones’ opponent in the race for District F. “Jones should be serving time, not serving on the County Commission.”
Jones was acting attorney for an environmental group when the alleged corrupt deal with Sisolak was made. The deal aimed to kill plans for a residential development on 2,400 acres near Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
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