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December 29, 2009 | By Ashley Powers
Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons and his estranged wife reached a divorce settlement Monday, quashing a potentially embarrassing public trial, but the couple's protracted -- and messy -- legal battle may have irreparably damaged his chances for reelection. The settlement, which resolved 18 months of sparring over alimony and shared property, spared Gibbons four days of testimony about his finances, and possibly his fidelity, in a city once renowned as America's divorce capital. Though Nevada is a no-fault divorce state, Dawn Gibbons, in a series of court filings, had accused her husband of using her to further his political career and of having at least two affairs, one with a former Playboy model.
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May 9, 2010 | By Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times
When federal Judge Brian Sandoval stepped off the bench last fall, the political aristocracy all but anointed him as Nevada's next governor. After all, look at his chief primary opponent. That would be Republican Gov. Jim Gibbons — gaffe-prone, reviled by many legislators, embroiled in a bitter divorce, accused of extramarital affairs and sued by a cocktail waitress who claimed he tried to assault her. Yet, politically quirky Nevada has a way of defying conventional wisdom.
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February 16, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The FBI is investigating whether Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons properly reported gifts or payments from a software company that was awarded secret military contracts when he was in Congress. Gibbons, a Republican who left the House last year after being elected to lead the state, denied any wrongdoing, saying, "They can look as deeply as they need to, and I encourage them to do so, but there would have been absolutely no influence." A federal law enforcement official confirmed the FBI probe Thursday.
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April 7, 2010 | By Ashley Powers
Nevada's Republican governor and Democratic attorney general are prime examples of the partisan bickering over the new healthcare law in recent weeks, with the pair publicly warring over whether the state should join a lawsuit attempting to thwart the legislation. On Tuesday, they took steps toward a potential constitutional cage match. Gov. Jim Gibbons announced he would sidestep Atty. Gen. Catherine Cortez Masto, who had declined to join more than a dozen states in challenging the healthcare law's constitutionality, and retain private counsel for the effort.
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June 11, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Gov. Jim Gibbons, who is estranged from his wife, used his state cellphone to send more than 850 text messages in one month last year to a woman he says is a friend, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported. That cost the state $130, according to documents obtained by the newspaper. The governor's spokesman said Gibbons had reimbursed the state.
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December 2, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Las Vegas police said they would recommend that no criminal charges be filed against Republican Gov.-elect Jim Gibbons, who was accused by a cocktail waitress of assaulting her in a parking garage three weeks before election day. The investigation into Chrissy Mazzeo's accusation has been completed and sent to Clark County Dist. Atty. David Roger, police said.
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October 31, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Dist. Atty. David Roger said in Las Vegas that authorities have reopened their investigation into a cocktail waitress' claim that a Republican congressman running for governor assaulted her in a parking garage after a night of drinking. Roger said the case involving Rep. Jim Gibbons -- which had been closed after the waitress, Chrissy Mazzeo, dropped her complaint -- is under investigation again.
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October 29, 2006 | From Times News Reports
Five-term U.S. Rep. Jim Gibbons, the GOP gubernatorial candidate, said he'd be willing to take a polygraph to prove he did not assault a Las Vegas cocktail waitress. Chrissy Mazzeo, 32, has said Gibbons pushed her up against a wall at a Las Vegas restaurant Oct. 13 and made a sexual advance while he and a prominent GOP operative were walking her to her truck. Gibbons, 61, says she tripped and he caught her, then walked away.
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December 28, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Nevada Gov.-elect Jim Gibbons will not be prosecuted on allegations that he assaulted a cocktail waitress in a parking garage three weeks before the election, authorities said Wednesday. There was insufficient evidence to prove criminal charges against Gibbons beyond a reasonable doubt, Clark County Dist. Atty. David Roger said. "You may consider the case against Gov.-elect Jim Gibbons closed," he said.
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April 7, 2010 | By Ashley Powers
Nevada's Republican governor and Democratic attorney general are prime examples of the partisan bickering over the new healthcare law in recent weeks, with the pair publicly warring over whether the state should join a lawsuit attempting to thwart the legislation. On Tuesday, they took steps toward a potential constitutional cage match. Gov. Jim Gibbons announced he would sidestep Atty. Gen. Catherine Cortez Masto, who had declined to join more than a dozen states in challenging the healthcare law's constitutionality, and retain private counsel for the effort.
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December 29, 2009 | By Ashley Powers
Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons and his estranged wife reached a divorce settlement Monday, quashing a potentially embarrassing public trial, but the couple's protracted -- and messy -- legal battle may have irreparably damaged his chances for reelection. The settlement, which resolved 18 months of sparring over alimony and shared property, spared Gibbons four days of testimony about his finances, and possibly his fidelity, in a city once renowned as America's divorce capital. Though Nevada is a no-fault divorce state, Dawn Gibbons, in a series of court filings, had accused her husband of using her to further his political career and of having at least two affairs, one with a former Playboy model.
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June 11, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Gov. Jim Gibbons, who is estranged from his wife, used his state cellphone to send more than 850 text messages in one month last year to a woman he says is a friend, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported. That cost the state $130, according to documents obtained by the newspaper. The governor's spokesman said Gibbons had reimbursed the state.
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February 16, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The FBI is investigating whether Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons properly reported gifts or payments from a software company that was awarded secret military contracts when he was in Congress. Gibbons, a Republican who left the House last year after being elected to lead the state, denied any wrongdoing, saying, "They can look as deeply as they need to, and I encourage them to do so, but there would have been absolutely no influence." A federal law enforcement official confirmed the FBI probe Thursday.
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December 28, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Nevada Gov.-elect Jim Gibbons will not be prosecuted on allegations that he assaulted a cocktail waitress in a parking garage three weeks before the election, authorities said Wednesday. There was insufficient evidence to prove criminal charges against Gibbons beyond a reasonable doubt, Clark County Dist. Atty. David Roger said. "You may consider the case against Gov.-elect Jim Gibbons closed," he said.
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December 2, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Las Vegas police said they would recommend that no criminal charges be filed against Republican Gov.-elect Jim Gibbons, who was accused by a cocktail waitress of assaulting her in a parking garage three weeks before election day. The investigation into Chrissy Mazzeo's accusation has been completed and sent to Clark County Dist. Atty. David Roger, police said.
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October 31, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Dist. Atty. David Roger said in Las Vegas that authorities have reopened their investigation into a cocktail waitress' claim that a Republican congressman running for governor assaulted her in a parking garage after a night of drinking. Roger said the case involving Rep. Jim Gibbons -- which had been closed after the waitress, Chrissy Mazzeo, dropped her complaint -- is under investigation again.
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May 9, 2010 | By Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times
When federal Judge Brian Sandoval stepped off the bench last fall, the political aristocracy all but anointed him as Nevada's next governor. After all, look at his chief primary opponent. That would be Republican Gov. Jim Gibbons — gaffe-prone, reviled by many legislators, embroiled in a bitter divorce, accused of extramarital affairs and sued by a cocktail waitress who claimed he tried to assault her. Yet, politically quirky Nevada has a way of defying conventional wisdom.
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February 23, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Gov. Jim Gibbons declared a state of emergency for the remote high-desert town of Wells a day after it was rocked by a strong earthquake. Dozens of aftershocks rattled the crossroads town near the Utah border after the magnitude 6.0 quake damaged hundreds of homes, reduced part of its historic district to rubble, and closed businesses and schools. No one was killed, and no serious injuries were reported.
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October 29, 2006 | From Times News Reports
Five-term U.S. Rep. Jim Gibbons, the GOP gubernatorial candidate, said he'd be willing to take a polygraph to prove he did not assault a Las Vegas cocktail waitress. Chrissy Mazzeo, 32, has said Gibbons pushed her up against a wall at a Las Vegas restaurant Oct. 13 and made a sexual advance while he and a prominent GOP operative were walking her to her truck. Gibbons, 61, says she tripped and he caught her, then walked away.
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