Steve Marcus Dennis Hof smiles during an interview at his Love Cattle ranch legal whorehouse in Crystal, Nev., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Hof won the Republican primary election for Nevada State Assembly District 36.
. The Nye County Commission voted Tuesday to pull the whorehouse and alcohol licenses for Dennis Hof’s Love Ranch South brothel near Pahrump because he failed to request renewals on time.
The commission voted 3-2, with one member abstaining, to reject the annual license renewals, resulting in the closure of the whorehouse.
“It’s vengeance,” Hof said, blaming the action on suits he filed versus the county and political disputes.
Hof, who won the Republican main for Assembly District 36, stated he plans to look for a court injunction enabling him to reopen the brothel.
Commission Chairwoman Lorinda Wichman stated whorehouse owners must submit renewal types 1 Month prior to licenses expire, however Hof was late. Hof said that’s since the Constable’s Office sent him the kinds late.
Wichman, however, stated the forms are sent by mail just as a courtesy, and it’s up to brothel owners to get them and make certain they are submitted on time.
“There is no alternative in my mind and no other way I can offer a vote to renewing a license, particularly when it should have resulted in an automatic cancellation when the application was not received Thirty Days prior to the expiration date,” Wichman stated at Tuesday’s commission meeting.
Wichman directed the constable to obtain the brothel’s licenses.
The whorehouse staff was at first uncooperative when authorities informed them they intended to take the licenses, county officials said.
“The executive supervisor for Dennis Hof called the constable and showed that they would not enable the Nye County sheriff’s deputies on the facilities,” Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said.
But when deputies, armed with a court-issued warrant, appeared, brothel workers gave up the licenses without event, she said.
Hof can petition the county again for both licenses.
“He can reapply, however I’m unsure what does it cost? success he’ll have,” Wichman stated.