This is Dario Herrera. When I came to Las Vegas on October 1, 2002, he was a Clark County Commissioner, a heavily-favored candidate for a U.S. congressional seat, and a rising star in the Democratic party. In fact, earlier that summer, as a visitor to Vegas, I had read an article predicting that he would one day be a vice presidential candidate.
A little over a month later, thanks to ethics allegations regarding a company that employed his wife, he lost the congressional election by an overwhelming margin to a then-unknown Republican.
Oh, but that was only the beginning for this guy. While he was County Commission Chairman, he met strip club owner Michael Galardi, who decided it would be fun and profitable if his establishments were delivered from pesky rules and regulations. To that end, he started paying Dario for favorable votes.
In addition to money, Dario was given whatever he wanted at Cheetah's Strip Club; and apparently he wanted lapdances and blowjobs. Yes, the strippers sucked his cock. Two of them have already testified in court that their boss, Michael Galardi, instructed them to take one for the team in the form of stepping up to Dario's mic.
Oh, I should have been a politician. No one ever says to me, "Todd, we would like our product to be displayed more prominently in this store. Candy from Scores will now swallow your salami." Yeah, Dario got caught and is looking at jail time, but the blowjobs, man...the blowjobs.