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Democratic lawmaker Sprinkle to resign amid harassment claim

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Mar 14, 2019 2:53 PM 4+ day ago

Sprinkle said in a statement that his resignation would take effect Thursday but he offered no details about the claims made against him.

"I am truly disappointed in myself for anything that I have done to discredit the legislature or the state of Nevada," he said in the statement. "As for the claims against me, I am so sorry that anyone ever felt harassed or threatened by me."

Sprinkle, a paramedic and firefighter, served as the party's majority whip in the Assembly. His resignation and the allegations he faced add to a ballooning political scandal for Democrats, who took control this year of the governor's office and both chambers of the Legislature for the first time in more than 20 years.

Last week, Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson tearfully resigned on the Senate floor, announcing he faced a federal fraud charge for misusing campaign funds.

Earlier this week, Aktinson pleaded guilty in federal court in Las Vegas to using at least $250,000 ...

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