Bellagio Bandit Heads To Court

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The lawyer for a 29-year-old man jailed and awaiting trial on charges he held up two Sin City casinos while disguised in a motorcycle helmet plans to ask a Las Vegas judge to reduce his bail.

A bail hearing for Anthony Carleo  is scheduled Thursday before Clark County District Court Judge Michelle Leavitt.

Carleo’s attorney William Terry is expected to argue that Carleo’s $1 million bail is excessive.

Carleo is due for trial Jan. 10 on charges he robbed the Bellagio hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip at gunpoint last December of $1.5 million in casino chips.

Prosecutors last week also accused Carleo of robbing another casino in northwest Las Vegas of nearly $19,000. That case was five days before the Bellagio heist.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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