Former Assemblyman Morse Arberry owes the state $120,345.
Eight years after striking a plea deal to avoid prison time for misusing campaign money, Arberry has made only $1,200 in payments toward restitution, records show.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that payments were required under his October 2011 plea agreement with prosecutors.
Arberry pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of fraudulent appropriation of property and received a suspended six-month prison sentence. He agreed to pay as restitution the $121,545 in contributions he diverted to his personal bank account.
In return, state prosecutors dropped five felony charges against him. He paid $1,200 within a year after accepting the deal.
Nevada Controller Catherine Byrne said collection agencies hired by her office have tried over the years to get Arberry to pay up, but have been rebuffed.
The agencies have declared the debt “uncollectible,” she said, but her office has not given up pursuing restitution from Arberry and has consulted with the attorney general’s office to keep the case alive.