Fri. Jun 2nd, 2023

Former Las Vegas Municipal Court docket Choose George Assad on Monday was appointed to the Nevada Gaming Management Board by Gov. Joe Lombardo.

Assad, 71, fills the three-member Management Board, following board member Philip Katsaros’ announcement earlier this month that he wouldn’t pursue reappointment to the board.

“The Nevada Gaming Management Board is a vital state company, and I’m assured that George will honorably execute the mission of the board,” Lombardo stated Monday in a information launch. “George is an skilled regulator and choose, and I stay up for his service.”

Assad, who obtained his undergraduate diploma from Emerson School in Boston and later earned his Juris Physician from the College of San Diego College of Regulation, has additionally labored as a prosecutor within the Clark County district lawyer’s workplace and later was a personal lawyer representing civil and legal instances in personal follow.

Assad had a decade of regulatory expertise within the state as a commissioner for the Nevada Transportation Authority, which oversees taxicabs outdoors of Clark County and in-state bus, limousines, shifting firms and different constitution transportation.

No stranger to controversy, he has had the bottom retention rating of any choose within the Evaluation-Journal’s biennial “Judging the Judges” survey in 2011. And, his son, Anthony Carleo, was convicted of armed theft and assault with a lethal weapon after he admitted to stealing $1.5 million in playing chips from the Bellagio that 12 months.

Earlier in January, Lombardo appointed Las Vegas lawyer Kirk Hendrick because the board’s chairman, changing interim chairwoman Brittnie Watkins, who has two years remaining on her time period.

It was the third gaming regulatory appointment for Lombardo. On Friday, he chosen former two-term Nevada State Treasurer and Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki to switch to switch Ben Kieckhefer on the Nevada Gaming Fee.

Contact Richard N. Velotta at [email protected] or 702-477-3893. Comply with @RickVelotta on Twitter.

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