The Nye County Commission has dropped two charges against brothel owner Dennis Hof today but did charge him with a less serious code violation.
The two original charges concerned medical and licensing violations against six of 12 workers at the Area 51 Death Valley Cathouse in Amargosa Valley. Hof had said at the time the charges were a misunderstanding.
Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly dropped the two original charges, but added one violation of failure to comply with signage requirements as defined in Nye County Code. The violation carries a $500 fine, but that fine will be suspended and dismissed if the Alien Cathouse doesn’t repeat the violation the next six months. The board unanimously approved the action.