Pahrump Brothel's License in Jeopardy

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) - Nye County officials are considering whether to revoke the licenses of a brothel owner who pleaded guilty and was sentenced for trying to bribe a county commissioner.

A deputy Nye County district attorney said Maynard Martin "Joe" Richards could be summoned to a show-cause hearing within 30 days.

The 75-year-old Richards owns three legal brothels, a massage salon and a strip club in Pahrump, about 60 miles west of Las Vegas.

He pleaded guilty in March in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas to one count of fraud.

A federal judge sentenced him July 29 to a year in a halfway house, five years probation and a $250,000 fine.

Richards' lawyers filed notice Monday in that he'll appeal his conviction and sentence.

Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal,

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