LAS VEGAS- Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles is facing a murder charge in the death of Las Vegas Review-Journal writer Jeff German, yet he is still receiving a taxpayer-funded salary.
Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson is out to change that. He said that his office is submitting a complaint to have Telles removed from his office, which starts the process.
The complaint, which was filed after Telles was arraigned in court on Tuesday, stated that Telles “has failed to faithfully perform the duties of the Clark County Public Administrator” and “will be unable to faithfully perform the duties of his office through the expiration of his term on December 31, 2022” because he will remain in prison.
Telles is an elected person who was elected as public administrator in 2018. His four-year tenure expires in January 2023 since he was defeated in the June primary.
Telles, whose yearly income is $119,934, blamed his election defeat on German’s tales. The tales centered on office strife under Telles’ leadership, as well as a potentially improper connection with a subordinate.
Clark County authorities issued the following statement:
“In filing with the court at the direction of Clark County, District Attorney Steve Wolfson has set the process in motion. The next step would be for the court to take action and declare that Robert Telles has neglected to perform the official duties of the office and to remove him. Upon the Court’s order, Clark County would be able to formally appoint his replacement until voters elect a new Public Administrator this November.”- CLARK COUNTY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND STRATEGY, DAN KULIN
Telles’ next court appearance is scheduled on October 26, 2022.
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