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At Mustang Ranch open house, Gilman says he wants ‘better respect’ for brothel industry

August 27th, 2019 - 2:00am
Recent media coverage and controversy prompted Mustang Ranch owner and land developer Lance Gilman — who has kept a lower profile than the reality TV star Hof — to “throw the doors open” to his Storey County brothel last week. Gilman said he invited the media to create a sense of transparency into his business and legal prostitution overall.

Criminal Justice | Marijuana | Sex Industry

Indy Q&A: U.S. Attorney Nick Trutanich on sex trafficking, marijuana and public corruption

August 7th, 2019 - 2:00am
One of the faces at the forefront of efforts against human trafficking is Nick Trutanich, U.S. attorney for the District of Nevada, whose office is tasked with investigating such cases. The Nevada Independent caught up with Trutanich at the seminar to discuss the challenges of those prosecutions, as well as his office’s priorities on marijuana enforcement and public corruption cases.

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Autopsy: Brothel owner, Assembly candidate Dennis Hof died of natural causes

March 28th, 2019 - 4:12pm
An autopsy report released Thursday indicates Hof, 72, died of natural causes — specifically “acute myocardial infarction due to atherosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease.” It notes that diabetes and obesity were also significant factors, and a toxicology report found caffeine, Viagra and the active ingredient in marijuana in his blood.

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Senate introduces bill to ban brothels in Nevada

March 21st, 2019 - 4:20pm
“We have a lot of sex trafficking that uses that as a cloak,” Spearman said about why she signed on to the bill. She also said there were other potential legal models aside from what Nevada has, pointing to the Nordic model, in which prostitution is decriminalized but buying sex is a crime.

Criminal Justice | Legislature | Sex Industry

Police say they're losing battle against massage parlors that are fronts for illegal prostitution, ask for stronger law

March 13th, 2019 - 2:20am
Even when police and city officials see telltale signs that women are living full-time in massage parlors and working illegally as prostitutes, it can be a near-impossible task to get victims to testify against the people who are profiting from them and shut the business down once and for all, officials told lawmakers on Tuesday.

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Lyon County: A third of prostitutes registered in 2017 had red flags of possible human trafficking

October 19th, 2018 - 2:15am
The possible trafficking indicators were among the findings Sheriff Al McNeil presented Thursday at the Lyon County Commission meeting as part of an internal audit into his agency’s procedures for registering prostitutes. It comes as Lyon County voters are considering an advisory question on their ballots that could lead to a brothel ban.

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