Ex-Nevada lobbyist trying to postpone prison time - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video

Ex-Nevada lobbyist trying to postpone prison time

Posted: Updated:

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Lawyers appealing an ex-Nevada lobbyist's conviction for illegally contributing to Sen. Harry Reid's re-election say he should be kept out of prison while the Supreme Court ponders a ruling on campaign finance laws they say have been "twisted into a pretzel" through a series of recent court decisions.
 
Harvey Whittemore faced a Tuesday deadline to file briefs for his appeal, but the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals extended it until Jan. 30. That's the day before he's scheduled to begin a two-year prison sentence for using "straw donors" to illegally pump $138,000 into Reid's 2007 campaign.
 
Whittemore's lawyers argue in a new motion in federal court in Reno the law Whittemore was convicted of breaking "faces at least some possibility" of being overturned by the high court next year.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Nevada Soccer Loses at San Diego State

    Nevada Soccer Loses at San Diego State

    Saturday, September 23 2017 2:53 AM EDT2017-09-23 06:53:35 GMT

    The University of Nevada women’s soccer team (1-7-0, 0-1-0 MW) fell at Mountain West foe San Diego State (4-5-0, 1-0-0 MW) by a score of 3-0 on Friday night. 

    More >>

    The University of Nevada women’s soccer team (1-7-0, 0-1-0 MW) fell at Mountain West foe San Diego State (4-5-0, 1-0-0 MW) by a score of 3-0 on Friday night. 

    More >>
  • Veterans Receive Overdue Ceremony

    Veterans Receive Overdue Ceremony

    Saturday, September 23 2017 1:10 AM EDT2017-09-23 05:10:31 GMT

    The Northern Nevada Veteran's Coalition put on its 5th ceremony for unclaimed remains of veterans. 

    More >>

    The Northern Nevada Veteran's Coalition put on its 5th ceremony for unclaimed remains of veterans. 

    More >>
  • Douglas County Deputies Seek Person of Interest in Burglaries

    Douglas County Deputies Seek Person of Interest in Burglaries

    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:22 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:22:52 GMT

    The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is asking for the whereabouts of a person of interest in several burglaries in the Kingsbury area of Stateline.

    More >>

    The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is asking for the whereabouts of a person of interest in several burglaries in the Kingsbury area of Stateline.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.