Democratic lawmaker Sprinkle to resign amid harassment claim
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Democratic state Assemblyman Michael Sprinkle says he is resigning because he faces sexual harassment complaints, making him the second high-ranking Democratic state legislator to resign in under two weeks.
Sprinkle's resignation announcement Thursday offered no details about the claims made against him but follows the resignation of Senate's Democratic majority leader Kelvin Atkinson last week. Aktinson has since pleaded guilty to a fraud charge and admitted he used at least $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses.
Sprinkle said in a statement Thursday he is sorry that "anyone ever felt harassed or threatened by me."
He was first elected to the state Assembly in November 2012.
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