Las Vegas Mayor Cleared on Ethics Complaint

Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman did not give the Crazy Horse Too topless club special treatment.

That's according to the Nevada Commission on Ethics which ruled the ethics allegation against the mayor is without merit.

The complaint accused Goodman of looking the other way at the club's various code and tax violations.

Goodman has connection to the club through his old law practice. He also accepted at $40,000 campaign contribution from its owner.

The Crazy Horse Too is closed and for sale now, and its owner has pleaded guilty to tax evasion.

Goodman said there wasn't sufficient cause to go after the club until after a federal investigation ended with felony guilty pleas last year.

The Las Vegas City Council voted in September 2006 to revoke the club's liquor license and impose a $2.2 million fine. Goodman abstained from that proceeding because his former law partner represented one of the club's employees.
Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal

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