Thursday, February 17, 2005

More Republican moral values. Part 36,714.

Apparently, you can start practising those Republican moral values
at an early age:

The young Nevada man designated to chair the upcoming 2005 Young Republican National Convention in Las Vegas has been accused of embezzling registration fees from around the country to pay off bar tabs, personal loans and credit card debts.

Nevada's national committeeman for Young Republicans filed a criminal complaint Monday with the Reno Police Department alleging Nathan Taylor received more than $25,000 in registration fees and donations through his corporation, YRNC 2005, and spent almost all of it in the past year for personal use...

The complaint also includes a bank statement showing withdrawals from the YRNC 2005 account at Bully's bar in Carson City, at a PF Chang's restaurant, at Shell Oil, at Mandalay Bay and twice for $200 in cash during a 30-day period.

And when you're busted, as a member of the "personal responsibility and accountability" party, well, there's only one course of action:

Taylor, 29, who said he is a political science student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, denies all accusations.

"I'm sure you understand it's politics," Taylor said. "There's a personal grudge against me that is being portrayed against me and that corporation."

So, quick review of the landscape so far. Prostitutes? Check. Pornographic web sites? Check. Embezzlement? Check. Blowjobs? No blowjobs? We're good, then.

: I had already posted this piece before I noticed that Kos had done it as well. Sigh.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Monday, March 07, 2005
Copyright © Las Vegas Review-Journal

Complaint dropped against GOP operative


RENO — A criminal complaint has been dropped against a state Young Republicans member accused of embezzling registration fees for an upcoming GOP convention.

Joe Brezny, Nevada’s national committeeman for Young Republicans, said he asked Reno police to drop the complaint against Nathan Taylor after determining the charges were groundless.

“We’re trying to set the record straight,” Brezny said.

Taylor, 29, a senior at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, accepted the apology.

“I am disappointed it got to the press, but I’ve forgiven those groups for what they did,” Taylor said.

Taylor also won back his job as chairman of the Young Republican National Convention, scheduled July 6-10 at Mandalay Bay. He was removed from the post last month.

In a complaint filed with police Feb. 14, Brezny alleged Taylor used registration fees and donations for personal use such as bar tabs and credit card debts.

In a letter to police, Arjun Dhingra, state Young Republicans chair, said about $25,000 received from 200 people around the country was missing.

Taylor said he produced documents to show he didn’t do anything wrong. He said the bar tabs involved dinners he bought for volunteers of the convention’s committee.

During police questioning, Taylor produced an August 2004 letter that granted him the authority to organize, arrange and sign contracts for the event.

After discovery of the letter, Brezny told police to drop the investigation.