Federal fraud trial date set for judge, 5 others
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A federal trial date has been set next year for a Las Vegas-area family court judge and five other people accused in what authorities say was a $3 million investment fraud scheme.
However, U.S. Magistrate Judge George Foley Jr. conceded Wednesday that the Aug. 21 date probably will be pushed back because of the complexity of the case.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that federal prosecutors told defense attorneys they expect to turn over 50,000 pages of documents including FBI reports and a number of audiotapes before trial.
Clark County Family Court Judge Steven Jones is accused of using the power of his office to help his former brother-in-law, Thomas Cecrle Jr., and the others solicit investors.
All six defendants have pleaded not guilty.
Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com