Danny Tarkanian is Risky Business

Want to know if you can trust Danny Tarkanian? Just look at his history of shady business dealings…

Tarkanian at a Sun City Conservatives event during one of his many failed runs for office

Danny Tarkanian, perennial failed candidate for office in Nevada, has a long history of mounting campaigns that are brought down by his excessive baggage.

In 2004, Tarkanian ran for the Nevada Senate. In 2006, Tarkanian ran for Nevada Secretary of State. In 2010, Tarkanian ran for U.S. Senate. In 2012 and 2016, Tarkanian ran for Congress. Despite all of these failed runs, Tarkanian is yet again running for office.

Tarkanian enters the 2016 U.S. Senate race with the same baggage that has doomed his previous bids for office.

Tarkanian ran in the 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012, and 2016 elections. Voters rejected him each time.

You Can’t Trust Danny Tarkanian to Take Responsibility for His Risky Business Deals

Tarkanians opponents on both sides of the aisle have gone after his troubles with the FDIC
Tarkanian was sued by the federal government and ordered to pay a $17,000,000 judgment when a bad real estate deal his family company made collapsed. — Laura Myers, “$17 million judgment ordered against candidate Danny Tarkanian,” Las Vegas Review Journal, 5/30/12
  • Tarkanian’s bad deal bankrupted the land developer and the bank involved. — Anjeanette Damon, “Danny Tarkanian Plans To Appeal $17 Million Judgment,” Las Vegas Sun, 5/31/12
  • Tarkanian refused to pay the judgment in the case, leaving taxpayers on the hook for $17,000,000. — Jon Ralson, “Court Orders Garnishment Of Tarkanian’s Wages, Assets To Pay $17 Million Judgment,” Ralston Reports, 5/2/13
  • The court had to garnish Tarkanian’s wages and the federal government had to seize his property to try and recoup the money he refused to pay. — Jon Ralson, “Court Orders Garnishment Of Tarkanian’s Wages, Assets To Pay $17 Million Judgment,” Ralston Reports, 5/2/13
  • Tarkanian ran campaign mailers saying “when I failed [in business] I didn’t walk away — I paid my debts in full and then I bounced right back.” In reality, Tarkanian only paid 3% of what he owed. — Steve Sebelius, “When ‘paid in full’ really means ‘paid in part,’” Las Vegas Review Journal, 5/27/16

You Can’t Trust Danny Tarkanian to Pay What He Owes

Tarkanian has a history of not paying his taxes and had to pay more than $23,000 in back taxes, interest, and penalties. — Laura Myers, “Tarkanian’s Past Property Tax Troubles Dog Race For Congress,” Las Vegas Review Journal, 5/20/12
  • Tarkanian was a partner in a real estate venture that paid $6,216.78 in delinquent property taxes, interest, penalties, and fees. — Las Vegas Review Journal, 5/20/12
  • Tarkanian paid $3,242.96 in late taxes, penalties, and fees on four parcels of land. — Las Vegas Review Journal, 5/20/12
  • Tarkanian paid $7,377.20 in back bills on one parcel of land. — Las Vegas Review Journal, 5/20/12
  • Tarkanian and his family’s limited partnership owned 80% stake in a delinquent parcel of land. — Las Vegas Review Journal, 5/20/12

You Can’t Trust Danny Tarkanian to Follow the Law

Tarkanian incorporated at least four business entities that federal and state authorities declared to be fronts for telemarketing scams. — Michael Mishak, “Integrity Issues Dominate Campaigns For Secretary Of State,” Las Vegas Sun, 11/3/06
  • Tarkanian was a registered agent for several telemarketing companies that were indicted on fraud charges. — Lawrence Mower, “Jury Says Lawmaker Defamed Opponent,” Las Vegas Review-Journal, 8/2/09
  • An 18 year old at the center of a $3,000,000 scam on the elderly said that he was only a “corporate figure head” and that Tarkanian coached him and his parents to make the boy a top officer in the business. — “Nevada Candidate’s Claim Of No Scam Involvement Challenged,” Associated Press, 10/25/06
Tarkanian was fined by the Nevada Supreme Court for using an expired law license and failing to respond to court notices. — Ray Hager, “State Supreme Court Sanctions Tarkanian,” Reno Gazette Journal, 9/16/06
  • Tarkanian was sanctioned and fined by the Nevada Supreme Court for signing legal papers under an inactive law license. — Ray Hager, “State Supreme Court Sanctions Tarkanian,” Reno Gazette Journal, 9/16/06
  • Tarkanian was fined by the Nevada Supreme Court for failing to respond to numerous Supreme Court notices. — Ray Hager, “State Supreme Court Sanctions Tarkanian,” Reno Gazette Journal, 9/16/06
  • The court said “Mr. Tarkanian’s continuing failure to comply with orders of this court has resulted in this court’s valuable resources being wasted…” — Ray Hager, “State Supreme Court Sanctions Tarkanian,” Reno Gazette Journal, 9/16/06
The long and short of it is — you can’t trust Danny Tarkanian.
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