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Former LVCVA Officials In Court To Face Felony Charges In Gift Card Scandal

A hearing is being held Tuesday for Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s ex-CEO Rossi Ralenkotter and two other former executives.

The former officials face felony charges surrounding the purchase and use of $90,000 in airline gift cards. A third person, an executive with Southwest Airlines, is also facing charges in connection with the scandal.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal conducted a year-long investigation that led to the charges.

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The charges against Ralenkotter include theft and misconduct of a public officer. Former LVCVA Chief Marketing Officer Kathy Tull also faces those charges.