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Former LVCVA leader avoids felony charges

Posted at 7:18 AM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 10:57:48-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A former leader of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has avoided felony charges.

Rossi Ralenkotter pleaded no contest to misuse of tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars to purchase air travel gift cards.

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Ralenkotter will pay around $18,000 in restitution to the LVCVA.

He's also been ordered by a judge to pay a $1,000 fine.