Former Clark County Lawmaker Indicted On Ethics Charges

A former Clark County commissioner was indicted Wednesday on felony charges stemming from allegations that she didn't live in the commission district she represented and that she paid a nanny with campaign funds.

Lynette Boggs, 43, who failed in a 2002 bid to become the first black female Republican in Congress, was ordered to appear Sept. 6 in Clark County District Court to answer two charges of filing false or forged documents and two counts of perjury.

Boggs, who testified before the same Clark County grand jury on Tuesday, remained free without bail.

Her lawyer, Bill Terry, has said Boggs would fight the charges, which were previously contained in a criminal complaint.

Boggs could face a combined 18 years in prison and $30,000 in fines if
convicted of all counts.

Terry and prosecutors did not immediately respond Wednesday to telephone messages seeking comment.

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