November 21, 2014
There's more information coming out about Governor Jim Gibbons' relationship with a Sparks defense contractor.
Gibbons' lawyers have confirmed that the governor and his wife, Dawn Gibbons, vacationed in Turkey with the owners of the Sparks-based Sierra Nevada Corp. in 2000.
Eren and Fatih Ozmen later hired Dawn Gibbons as a public relations consultant.
Both the trip and the consulting work came as the company was seeking millions of dollars in federal contracts.
They're lawyers say the Gibbonses paid for the plane tickets and quote -- ``other expenses like accommodations.''
They did not provide proof of payments.
Gibbons' relationship to defense contractors has been scrutinized lately. The governor is already under investigation for ties to Reno-based contractor eTreppid Technologies.
Jim and Dawn Gibbons took at Caribbean cruise with the Trepp.