Top Sands executive blasts critical PUC report on energy choice ballot question

April 20, 2018

By Riley Snyder

A top Las Vegas Sands executive is lashing out at Nevada’s top energy regulator, accusing him of violating ethics law just a day after the release of a scathing report indicating an energy ballot measure promoted by the casino company could raise electric rates and cost millions of dollars to implement.

Andy Abboud, a top executive for the Sands and CEO Sheldon Adelson’s political lieutenant, on Thursday called Public Utilities Commission Chairman Joe Reynolds a “rogue regulator” who wrote a “flatly unlawful” and “disgraceful” report on the effects of a major retail electric choice ballot question with “predetermined” negative conclusions.

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