Casino Owner Harrah's Hit With Vegas Fire Safety Summonses

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Casino owner Harrah's Entertainment Inc. has been hit with a misdemeanor criminal complaint alleging workers tampered with fire safety systems at three Las Vegas hotels.

A hearing was set July 7 on the complaint, which was filed Wednesday in Las Vegas Justice Court.

Harrah's executive Jan Jones responded with a written statement
Thursday saying the company anticipated the summons and that the
safety of guests was the company's top priority.

Jones says Harrah's has worked with Clark County officials to "resolve and repair" issues raised during recent reviews of renovation work at the hotels.

The complaint alleges violations of fire codes during remodeling between June 2004 and early December 2007 at the Flamingo Las
Vegas, Harrah's Las Vegas and the Rio hotel-casinos.

Another pending complaint, filed in December, accuses two Harrah's company supervisors of 17 misdemeanor violations of building codes during renovations at the Rio and Harrah's.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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