Nevada Treasurer Zach Conine’s re-election campaign filed a September 12 complaint with the Secretary of State’s office against his Republican opponent, Michele Fiore, for allegedly failing to disclose a company she started with a former Las Vegas councilman who pleaded guilty to wire fraud. .
In the complaint, attorney Bradley Schrager, Conine’s campaign legal counsel, wrote that in July 2020, Fiore and former councilman Ricki Barlow filed paperwork with the Secretary of State’s office to form the company “Black & White Justice For ALL, LLC”. Fiore currently sits on the Las Vegas City Council.
Fiore and Barlow were on the company’s list of directors when the documents were filed with the office, but Fiore did not include the company in its financial disclosure statements.
“There is no indication as to the purpose or nature of the business, and it appears that the business venture was never publicly announced,” Schrager wrote.
State law requires officials and candidates for public office to list all business entities on their annual financial statements, Schrager wrote. Fiore’s lack of adequate disclosure means voters in Nevada don’t know what business the company did, whether it generated revenue, and whether or not Fiore profited from it.
“This omission is unacceptable for a statewide candidate for constitutional office,” Schrager wrote.
Fiore co-founded the firm in July 2020 with Barlow, who resigned and pleaded guilty to embezzling campaign funds in 2018. According to a previous Review-Journal report, Barlow now works as a lobbyist at the city Hall.
Fiore’s January 15, 2021 Financial Disclosure Form lists two business entities, Truth in Politics and Politically Off the Wall, LLC. His March 19, 2022 form showed no business entity.
Fiore’s campaign could not provide comment on Monday. The status of Black & White Justice for ALL, LLC was listed as “revoked” in the Secretary of State’s records on Monday.