One of the largest political scandals in the country is currently being ignored by the media.
In Las Vegas, a veteran reporter wrote a series of articles slamming the county’s top Democrat.
And now, all hell broke loose after that same Democrat was just arrested for allegedly murdering the reporter who ended his political career.
Las Vegas is in the middle of a political scandal unlike any other in the country.
With the Clark County Public Administrator now arrested and charged with murder, the media is doing everything it can to hide the fact that the politician in question is a prominent Democrat.
And now, the true scale of the scandal is finally making national headlines.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports, “Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles was arrested on suspicion of murder Wednesday evening in the fatal stabbing of Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jeff German, whose investigation of the politician contributed to his primary election loss in June.
“The stunning development came a day after Las Vegas police asked for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in the case. An early morning search of Telles’ home on Wednesday provided the first indication that the Friday killing might be related to German’s work exposing public wrongdoing. The investigative reporter was pursuing a potential follow-up story about Telles in the weeks before he was killed.”
Telles was once a rising star within the Nevada Democratic Party, and his name had been thrown around for a potential bid for higher office in the state.
But after a series of articles were published outlining gross ethical and procedural violations within Telles’ office by Jeff German—a veteran reporter of 40 years—Telles found himself in a bitter primary contest that ultimately saw him lose re-election.
Blaming his loss on German’s hard-hitting articles, Telles took to social media to attack the reporter repeatedly in the weeks before German’s murder.
In a tweet during the primary campaign, Telles wrote, “Looking forward to lying smear piece #4 by @JGermanRJ. #onetrickpony I think he’s mad that I haven’t crawled into a hole and died. @LVRJ #LasVegas”
In Telles’ last tweet, the county official wrote, “Do you know of any tried and true Dems who would try to manufacture scandals against their opponent (former opponent)? As far as I know, this is not a Dem tactic.”
Weeks later, German was found dead outside of his home.
Telles was arrested for the murder just days later after police allege that his DNA was discovered at the scene and an SUV spotted at the scene of the crime matched one owned by Telles.
“The arrest of Robert Telles is at once an enormous relief and an outrage for the Review-Journal newsroom,” Executive Editor of the Review-Journal Glenn Cook said. “We are relieved Telles is in custody and outraged that a colleague appears to have been killed for reporting on an elected official. Journalists can’t do the important work our communities require if they are afraid a presentation of facts could lead to violent retribution.”