LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline has suspended a Las Vegas-area family court judge accused of participating in a $3 million investment fraud scheme.
The commission said Thursday it was suspending Clark County Family Court Judge Steven Jones with pay until the matter is resolved. A federal trial date has been set next summer for Jones and five other people.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that federal prosecutors told defense attorneys they expect to turn over 50,000 pages of documents, including FBI reports and a number of audiotapes, before trial.
Jones is accused of using the power of his office to help his former brother-in-law, Thomas Cecrle Jr., and the others solicit investors. All six defendants have pleaded not guilty.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.