Assefa resigns from Assembly amid finance scandal

CARSON CITY — A Las Vegas assemblyman investigated by police over allegations of misused campaign funds has resigned from his seat in the state Legislature.

Gov. Steve Sisolak’s spokeswoman confirmed in an email Tuesday that Sisolak’s office had received a letter of resignation from Democratic Assemblyman Alexander Assefa, who represents District 42 in the Spring Valley area.

Assefa’s departure comes as Las Vegas police have completed the brunt of their investigation and discussed prosecuting him with both the Nevada attorney general’s office and the Nevada U.S. attorney’s office, informed sources told the Review-Journal.