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Local Judge Indicted For Fraud

(Las Vegas, NV)  —  A Family court judge indicted in a $3 million investment fraud scheme is expected to surrender to authorities later today.  Judge Steven Jones is now on a leave of absence, after a federal grand jury indicted him and five others on multiple counts.

Prosecutors allege the 54-year-old Jones and the other defendants persuaded people to loan them money, with the promise of a fast repayment with interest, but did not pay the victims back.

Jones’ lawyer says he’s innocent.  A trial is set for January.

Judge Jones has had a history of legal problems even before yesterday’s indictment for investment fraud.  He was acquitted for domestic battery in 2006, after his then-girlfriend recanted earlier testimony.

Last year, the DA’s office filed a complaint after learning Jones was having a relationship with a prosecutor who regularly appeared in his court.

The state Judicial Discipline Commission is expected to suspend Jones without pay.

  • http://www.gamblingtaxnews.com/investment-fraud-case-lists-corvallis-man-corvallis-gazette-times/ Investment fraud case lists Corvallis man – Corvallis Gazette Times

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  • http://www.gamblingtaxnews.com/judge-pleads-not-guilty-to-investment-scam-charges-cbs-news/ Judge pleads not guilty to investment scam charges – CBS News

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  • http://www.gamblingtaxnews.com/fraud-scheme-indictment-lists-oregon-man-nevada-judge-oregonlive-com/ Fraud scheme indictment lists Oregon man, Nevada judge – OregonLive.com

    […] CBS Local […]

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