Assemblyman given until end of month to amend forms
Assemblyman Jim Wheeler has until the end of the month to amend his three financial disclosure forms or explain why they are accurate, according to a letter sent to him by the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office.
The letter is in response to complaints lodged against Wheeler by former Assemblyman Kelly Kite.
Included in the complaint are an alleged failure to disclose a Michigan state tax lien on his disclosures for 2010, 2012 and 2013. Wheeler denies the lien is for him.
The secretary of state is also asking Wheeler to identify his sources of income on all three documents on which he listed employment or insurance without being specific.
Wheeler also listed varying lengths of residence in Nevada and in his district on the three documents.
According to the letter written by Deputy of Elections Scott F. Gilles, Wheeler must respond in writing to the division or amend his statements or the file will be sent to the Attorney General’s Office.
In his 2010 disclosure statement, Wheeler filed with the Secretary of State, he listed a Stewart Avenue address where he’d lived for four years. He listed “Employment” as his chief source of income and N/A in the real property and creditors portion. In 2012, Wheeler gave a Minden PO Box as his residence, and said he’d lived in the state and district for nine years. He listed insurance and employment without specifying either and said he owned no real estate. He did list WheelerCo Products and Barotex Corp. as entities in which he was a trustee, beneficiary, director, officer or general partner.
By 2013, Wheeler listed his length of residence as 10 years where he was registered to vote.
Wheeler moved to Ruhenstroth not long after Kite made his complaint. He filed a listing for a consulting firm with Douglas County on Oct. 28, 2013, with an address on Palomino Lane.
In 2010, Wheeler told The Record-Courier he moved to the Valley in 2007, and was living on Stuart Avenue. He was working for Carson City Toyota at the time.