USA TODAY: Democrat leader reaped $1.1 million from sale of land he didn’t own

Crook Harry Reid

Crook Harry Reid

Apparently not much has changed in the past decade in regards to the crook Harry Reid and his land-grabbing tactics.

An article from 2006 in USA Today illustrates the corruption that has made Harry Reid rich and famous. The same Harry Reid accused of orchestrating the Bundy Ranch land-grab in Nevada. The same Harry Reid who is father to Rory Reid. The same Rory Reid who was Chairman of the Clark County Commission. The same commission which voted to sell $38 million worth of Clark County real estate for a mere $4.5 million to ENN Energy (source).

WASHINGTON — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid collected a $1.1 million windfall on a Las Vegas land sale even though he hadn’t personally owned the property for three years, property deeds show.

In the process, Reid did not disclose to Congress an earlier sale in which he transferred his land to a company created by a friend and took a financial stake in that company, according to records and interviews.

The Nevada Democrat’s deal was engineered by Jay Brown, a longtime friend and former casino lawyer whose name surfaced in a major political bribery trial this summer and in other prior organized crime investigations. He’s never been charged with wrongdoing — except for a 1981 federal securities complaint that was settled out of court.

Sen. Harry Reid’s two lots on the outskirts of Las Vegas were never owned by the government, but the piece of land joining Reid’s property to the street corner — a key to the shopping center deal — came from the government in 1994.

Land deeds obtained by The Associated Press during a review of Reid’s business dealings show:

You can read the entire article here: USA Today article

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