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Vegas councilwoman indicted on campaign finance charges

AP reports: A first-term [Las Vegas] city councilwoman was indicted Friday on multiple campaign violations that could cost her her elected office and send her to prison.

Las Vegas Councilwoman Janet Moncrief and her lawyer, Richard Wright, were not required to appear in Clark County District Court to answer the five-count indictment unsealed after being handed up by a grand jury Thursday.

The nurse-turned-politician was charged with one count of perjury and four counts of submitting false campaign documents for her 2003 campaign.

"This boils down to an elected official who failed to submit all her expenses and contributions as required by law," said Conrad Hafen, the senior deputy Nevada attorney general prosecuting the case. Hafen said his research found no previous cases of a sitting elected lawmaker in Nevada indicted on felony campaign charges. -- Vegas councilwoman indicted on campaign finance charges (AP via Reno Gazette Journal)