RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) — A former Reno assemblywoman is in the hot seat tonight after being accused of misusing more than $100,000 of campaign money.
Ex-Republican Assemblywoman Heidi Gansert is accused of illegally keeping the money after she left office in November of 2010.
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Embattled Heidi Gansert was also the chief of staff for Nevada Governor Sandoval.
The complaint filed on Wednesday by ex-Washoe Democratic Party Chairman, Chris Wicker cites that she gave nearly $74,000 to her political action committee.
Under Nevada law, public officers who do not seek re-election are supposed to dispose of unused funds within about two months.
Heidi Gansert now works for UNR University of Reno: UNR hires Heidi Gansert, ex-chief of staff for Gov. Sandoval, as $180,000-a-year special assistant.
Heidi Gansert, a former Nevada assemblywoman and former chief of staff for Gov. Brian Sandoval, has been hired to be University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson’s special assistant for external affairs, UNR officials announced today.
Gansert, who will focus on economic and workforce development, will be paid $180,000 annually.