Nevada Sheriff Facing Recall Denies Allegations

RENO -- In a wide ranging interview, embattled Storey County Sheriff Gerald Antinoro denied the allegations that resulted in a successful petition for a recall election next month.

The recall stems from allegations made in the past three years that include sexual harassment, wrongful terminations, ethics issues and budget problems.

A group of women initially filed a notice of intent with the Nevada Secretary of State seeking to recall the sheriff in late November, according to the Associated Press.

That group is now being represented by Kris Thompson, project manager for the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center -- home to such high profile projects like Tesla's Gigafactory. The group leading the recall effort had to obtain 477 petition signatures - 25 percent of the people who voted in Antinoro's 2014 election.

They collected 491 valid signatures, Thompson said in an email last week. The recall election is set for April 11.

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