- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Nevada political consultant accused of illegally trying to sway a state lawmaker’s vote has surrendered to authorities.

Lawyer David Otto told the Las Vegas Review-Journal (http://bit.ly/1UktFwz ) that his client, Tony Dane, appeared at the Clark County Detention Center on Thursday. Otto said Dane will be booked and bailed out the same day.

Dane was indicted last week on charges including extortion and perjury. He’s accused of trying to get Republican Assemblyman Chris Edwards to change his vote for speaker, a top legislative leadership post, in the weeks before the state Legislature convened early last year.

Dane was also accused of illegally recording the phone conversations of some lawmakers.

Otto has said the investigation is politically motivated.

Dane runs a robo-call business that’s used by several anti-tax legislative candidates.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

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