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Ex-Las Vegas headliner changes lawyer in federal child porn case

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Posted at 12:08 PM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-14 15:08:54-05

Sentencing has been postponed to next year for a former Las Vegas Strip illusion show headliner who lost a bid to withdraw his guilty plea in a federal child pornography case.

Records show that Jan Rouven Fuechtener obtained a new lawyer Nov. 1 and his sentencing was reset for Feb. 21 on felony possession, receipt and distribution of child pornography charges.

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The 40-year-old Fuechtener is expected to face at least 24 years in prison.

He's a German citizen who performed as illusionist Jan Rouven at the Tropicana hotel-casino.

His plea in November 2016 stopped his trial during FBI testimony about images found in password-protected files on computers at Fuechtener's home.