I finally have an update about the scandal involving Frances Deane and real estate information sold out of her office. I had first posted it under Las Vegas Scandals
back in March of this year. She is charged with 19 felonies including fraud, theft, misconduct of a county official and filing a false campaign report. The person she allegedly sold them to, local business man Monty Miller, claims to have paid her thousands of dollars for copies of records given to him on compact disc. Metro detectives think that Deane may have actually proposed the idea of selling documents to Miller back in 2002 while running for County Recorder. He also claims to have given her 10,000 dollars in unreported campaign contributions. Eight of the 19 charges are related to Mr. Miller's allegations. Metro detectives claim they have found two other business men making similar claims. There were also allegations that Deane was hoarding sensitive material in her office.
After Metro raided the recorder's office, over a terrabyte of information was found in Deane's office representing millions of records. Despite the charges and missing a court appearance, Deane is not in jail at this time. She is claiming to be recuperating from surgery (elective). The judge assigned to the case has given her until this Friday to turn her self in.
Labels: real-estate, scandals