LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court is breathing new life into the prosecution of a former top executive at Las Vegas' only public hospital on charges that he steered millions of dollars' worth of sweetheart contracts to friends in Chicago.
The state high court unanimously reinstated nine of 10 criminal charges in a 2008 indictment against former University Medical Center chief Lacy Thomas.
The court said one count is faulty and can't be pursued.
Thomas' attorney, Daniel Albregts, isn't commenting.
Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson hasn't said what his next step will be.
Clark County District Court Judge Michael Villani canceled trial and threw out charges in 2011.
He called the indictment unconstitutionally vague because it didn't specify what constituted a crime.
Thomas' first trial ended in a mistrial in 2010.
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