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Fugitive allegedly scammed clients with marijuana scheme

Posted: 7:05 PM, Aug 23, 2017
Updated: 2018-11-21 22:45:51Z

The Clark County District Attorney's Office needs your help finding a local attorney who's accused of setting a bad example.

42-year-old Easton Harris is under a grand jury indictment on four counts of theft for his alleged involvement in a scam. But he first appeared on our radar a few weeks ago after he was disbarred for committing over 100 violations involving clients of his law practice.

District Attorney Steve Wolfson said that the scam Harris was allegedly involved in dates back to 2015.

"What he did actually was scam a couple of people from Idaho out of $160,000 by convincing them to invest in what he told them was a grow facility for the marijuana industry," Wolfson explained.

Wolfson said that Harris even lured the couple to Las Vegas and showed them a building that was supposedly going to be used as a grow facility.

The most troubling part of the case is that Harris used the fact he was a lawyer to earn the victims' trust, according to Wolfson.

If you know where police can find Easton Harris, or any other person wanted by the District Attorney's Office, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555. You don't have to give your name, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.