Steve Sisolak “America’s Most Corrupt Governor”

Nevada Republican gubernatorial candidate Joe Lombardo posted a political ad on Twitter on Thursday, detailing various scandals involving Democratic Governor Steve Sisolak.

“Northshore Steve is the most corrupt governor in America. Nevada, we deserve better than Steve Sisolak’s corruption, cronyism and scandals,” Clark County Sheriff Lombardo said of the vulnerable incumbent.

The spot first accuses Sisolak’s wife, Kathy, of receiving government contracts during her husband’s term as governor. The claim is based on a report from 360 News Las Vegas, which in August 2021 said a whistleblower sent them a copy of “a no-tender contract between the Southern Nevada Water District and the company Hoggs, Ong and Associates, Inc. by Kathy Sisolak.”

“Ong is the maiden name of Kathy Sisolak. The no-bid contract that pays Sisolak $250,000 for financial advisory services was approved on July 15, 2021 by the Southern Nevada Water Authority Board, made up almost entirely of Clark County Democrats. The contract disclosure below does not mention Ong is actually Mrs. Sisolak anywhere. Let’s be clear, money that goes to Kathy Sisolak is money that goes to Steve Sisolak,” the report states.

Lombardo’s announcement states that “Sisolak did not disclose the money that was going to his wife or his business, and he did not stop any of the payments.”

The ad also slams Sisolak once again for “accelerating Northshore, a company tied to a campaign donor, a company that charged taxpayers $165 million for tests that didn’t work.”

“Sisolak knew the tests hadn’t worked for months, but instead of alerting the public, he put lives in Nevada at risk. Northshore Steve refused to alert Nevadans about the scandal until “until independent journalists finally make the deal of hearts and danger to the public community. The Sisolak administration and the Northshore corporation are now under federal investigation,” the announcement read.

The second claim is based on reports from ProPublica, which found that a coronavirus testing contractor called Northshore Clinical Laboratories, was able to operate in Nevada “without proper licensing and yielded a high rate of COVID results. negative for people who actually had the disease”. according at The Nevada Independent. Testing was found to have missed 96% of positive coronavirus cases from the University of Nevada (UNR) campus.

The publication reported:

ProPublica’s investigation also found Northshore used political connections, including contracts with the sons of a close friend of the governor, to expedite its application for a state lab license and secure testing agreements with five entities. state governments. These deals not only gave Northshore the exclusive right to test and bill thousands of people a week, but they also gave its lab a legitimacy lacking among fledgling testing companies that had set up shop in malls and car parks across the country.

Additionally, the company and its executives have a history of fraud allegations, and even if Nevada State Public Health Lab scientists had raised concerns about the testing, they would have been ignored until the issue was too much. flagrant to be swept away.

The Governor’s Office called Northshore’s behavior ‘despicable’, but ‘argued it initiated an investigation and took steps to suspend the company’s PCR testing and correct deficiencies on the first day it was made aware of the issues’ . His office agreed to comply with a federal subpoena for documents relating to the company.


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