An elected official who allegedly killed an investigative reporter in Las Vegas will remain in office for months and still get paid while he sits in prison.
Clark County State Administrator Robert Telles was denied bail. last a week after he was charged in stabbing death of Jeff Herman, Las Vegas Review-Journal journalist who investigated Telles’ alleged misconduct in office.
But while he waits behind Bars, the head of the district said that Telles will continue to receive money.
“So far, he’s still elected officer, and he will be paid as long as he in jail”Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom told WSAV. on Friday.
Segerblom said voters have option remember Telles, who lost Democratic primary in June. But 100,000 signatures required initiate a vote forward.
There is also the likelihood that Telles may retire.
“We can take the scale of work from him, and since he has a title and receives a salary, then this is the way because the voters chose him, ”Segerblom told the TV channel.
Telles is reportedly paid $130,000 a year.
District officials stressed that they already took some action against Telles, including a ban on all Clark County facilities. Country also said it ordered his staff to no longer inform him of the pair of months ago, which will continue until new The administration gets to work after the November elections, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
“The public administrator is elected position, and the county is reviewing its options under the Robert Telles Act current state administrator status,” the county said on Thursday.
public administrator provides property of deceased while loved ones or executor found Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. office also manages property of deceased person when families can not, the newspaper writes.
Deutsch, who informed on political corruption and government misdemeanor for decades, was mortally wounded outside his home Telles on Sept. 2 during a confrontation, Las Vegas police claim. His body was found a day later.
Las Vegas Police captain said Telles, 45, was upset to learn Herman, 69, was investigating further alleged wrongdoing by the Democrat. leading up to murder.
Deutsch already informed on alleged romance between Telles and a worker in his office, although both denied it, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.