HomePoliticsPRISON FOR GAY BLACK NV DEM SEN. ATKINSON WHO USED CAMPAIGN CASH TO FUND GAY NIGHTCLUB BIZ Politics PRISON FOR GAY BLACK NV DEM SEN. ATKINSON WHO USED CAMPAIGN CASH TO FUND GAY NIGHTCLUB BIZ July 21, 2019 Sen. Atkinson was sentenced to 27 months and to pay $249,000 restitution this week. One critic of Atkinson said, “Atkinson thought no one would dare come after him for stealing $250K because he’s gay and black.” According to a press release issued today by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Nevada, Nevada Democrat Senator Kevin Atkinson plead guilty to misusing $250,000 of campaign cash to finance a luxury car lease and a gay night club business. Atkinson resigned last week from the Nevada legislature. Prosecutors from the DOJ are recommending 33 months in prison and $249,900 in fines or restitution for the now former Democratic Nevada State Senator. A 2018 Las Vegas Weekly article described Atkinson’s night, The Urban Lounge as “Downtown’s Urban Lounge aims to fill a black LGBTQ nightlife void”. Atkinson was the Senate Majority Leader of the Nevada State when he resigned last week. The Urban lounge has also hosted numerous Democrat Candidates like Congressman Steven Horsford.