Las Vegas, Nevada - A Las Vegas man was sentenced to 60 months in prison for his role in an investment fraud scheme that promoted fraudulent investment opportunities and caused more than $5 million in losses to investors.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Hector Absi, 47, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was arrested today by FBI agents at his home in Las Vegas.  He is charged in a 16-count indictment, unsealed today, that was returned by a federal grand jury in Sacramento, California, on February 11.  The indictment charges Absi with conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and securities fraud; substantive counts of mail, wire and securities fraud; and with other securities-related charges, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner for the Eastern District of California announced.

Las Vegas, Nevada - The Justice Department today announced that a former Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officer, Richard Thomas Scavone, 49, was indicted on charges of violating the civil rights of A.O., an unnamed victim, by using excessive force during an arrest and charges of obstruction of justice for falsifying a report.  The indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in the District of Nevada.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval released the statement below following reports of a major incident on the Las Vegas Strip.

Las Vegas, Nevada - A woman who served as the getaway driver for 13 commercial robberies in southern Nevada from December 2012 to March 2013, was sentenced to 121 years in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden for the District of Nevada.

North Las Vegas, Nevada - The Las Vegas Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in conjunction with the Nevada Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, is seeking the public’s assistance in an effort to identify additional victims of an individual arrested and charged with the kidnapping and repeated sexual abuse of a minor. Assistance is also sought in locating social media accounts used by the accused.

Las Vegas, Nevada - The FBI Las Vegas Division is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for vandalism committed at the Masjid-e-Tawheed mosque located at 6180 W. Viking Road in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas, Nevada - A federal jury in Las Vegas convicted two men of conspiracy, wire fraud and securities fraud yesterday for their roles in an approximately $10 million international investment fraud scheme involving numerous victims.

 

Las Vegas, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval traveled to Las Vegas this morning following the incident on the Las Vegas Strip last night. At approximately 8:30 a.m. Governor Sandoval was briefed by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Joe Lombardo on the ongoing situation, response, and investigation. Immediately following this briefing, Governor Sandoval visited University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMC) where he thanked the trauma center staff and hospital administration.

Las Vegas, Nevada - A Las Vegas man pleaded guilty today to conspiracy for his role in an investment fraud scheme that promoted fraudulent investment opportunities and caused more than $5 million in losses to investors.

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