Candidate assault case reopened

From Times Wire Reports

Dist. Atty. David Roger said in Las Vegas that authorities have reopened their investigation into a cocktail waitress’ claim that a Republican congressman running for governor assaulted her in a parking garage after a night of drinking.

Roger said the case involving Rep. Jim Gibbons -- which had been closed after the waitress, Chrissy Mazzeo, dropped her complaint -- is under investigation again. Mazzeo, a Las Vegas Strip casino waitress, accused Gibbons, 61, of pushing her up against a wall Oct. 13 and propositioning her.

Mazzeo, 32, said she had been pressured and offered cash from people linked to the Gibbons campaign to drop the complaint. Gibbons, who is in a close race with Democratic state Sen. Dina Titus, has denied any wrongdoing.