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Heller Hits Tarkanian Over Nonprofit Salary

Tarkanian took a six-figure salary for several years.

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Kimberly Railey
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:35 a.m.

Sen. Dean Heller’s (R) “campaign is targeting” 2016 NV-03 nominee Danny Tarkanian (R) “over his management of a basketball charity, which saw Tarkanian raise fees at the nonprofit while ramping up his own salary. Tarkanian, the son of legendary University of Nevada, Las Vegas basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, is the founder of Tarkanian Basketball Academy. Tax returns show that the Nevada Republican has taken a six-figure salary for several years, even as the charity raised membership fees and ran up a deficit. Tarkanian earned a total of $526,000 between 2014 and 2017, according to the charity’s annual disclosure. Meanwhile, his charity had an operating deficit of $161,176, according to tax returns from 2014 and 2015.” (The Hill)

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