Hofs regulatory problems come as a coalition of religious groups and anti-sex trafficking activists have pushed to overturn a law allowing brothels to operate.
It's not clear if the state inquiry is related to any of those claims.
It wasnt immediately clear Wednesday how many other facilities he still owns.
Hof, the Republican nominee for Assembly District 36, owns several brothels in Nevada, including the Bunny Ranch in Carson City.Contact Katelyn Newberg.Hof, who wrote a book titled The Art of the Pimp, owned half a dozen escorts st pete fl brothels in Nevada earlier this year but announced when he won the primary election that he would begin downsizing his holdings.(During his campaign Hof has called himself the "The Trump of Pahrump.Dennis Hof had failed to apply for a renewal and pay fees for his Love Ranch brothel about an hours drive northwest of Las Vegas, officials in southern Nevadas Nye County said.The flamboyant pimp, who starred in the HBO adult reality series Cathouse, upset local politics earlier this year when he ousted a three-term Republican state lawmaker in a primary for the state Assembly.
After Nye County voted not to renew Hofs brothel and liquor licenses, Sheriff Sharon Wehrly went to Love Ranch to close the business.We continue to identify technical compliance solutions that will provide all readers with our award-winning journalism.The same thing happened last year, but Hof faced no penalties.Copyright 2018, Los Angeles Times.About 20 brothels operate in Nevada, mostly in rural areas.Hof also did not face charges in the alleged assaults because of a lack of evidence.The county temporarily suspended his license in February, saying he failed to produce permits for renovations to trailer homes where his prostitutes work.