Jeff German spent 40 years in journalism, breaking major stories about the mafia, political corruption, and crime in Las Vegas, Nevada. Because he had covered such topics for four decades without incident, no one – especially not German – could possibly believe that him looking into a little-known city official might lead to his death.
In the spring of 2022, German met with sources who told him about possible issues in the office of the public administrator, The New York Times reported. In May, German published a story in which current and former employees of Clark County public administrator Robert Telles accused him of being a bad boss, giving unreasonable assignments, and not allowing them to use their phones. Telles was also accused of having an