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Former Las Vegas-area public administrator charged with murder may have mishandled client funds

Robert Telles accused of killing reporter Jeff German

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Supreme Court of Nevada suspended the previous Clark County public administrator accused of murdering an investigative reporter from practising legislation amid an extra allegation that he mishandled client funds.

The order the excessive court docket filed Wednesday stated Telles “has been charged with murder and appears to have transferred significant funds from his trust account in 2022, after he left private practice and assumed the job of public administrator.”

Telles, 45, faces expenses within the murder of Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jeff German. German, 69, an investigative reporter for the newspaper, was discovered stabbed to loss of life exterior his house over Labor Day weekend.

Telles is accused of killing German as a result of he wrote tales concerning the “turmoil” within the public administrator’s office, together with a potential inappropriate relationship between Telles and a girl within the office.

Telles, who’s being represented by a public defender, was faraway from his elected position as Clark County’s public administrator in early October. Until his removing, he was making a $120,000 wage.

“We conclude that the documentation before us demonstrates that Telles poses a substantial threat of serious harm to the public based on the murder charge and recent trust account transfers suggesting potential mishandling or misappropriation of client funds,” the justices wrote of their order.

The order suspends Telles from practising legislation in Nevada and accessing any accounts tied to “his practice of law” till a proper bar disciplinary listening to.

Specific particulars outlining the allegations involving client funds weren’t included within the documentation.

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