October 26, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A federal judge is denying a request for time
for prosecutors to investigate whether he should remove himself
from a former Las Vegas Strip nightclub operator's criminal tax
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that U.S. District Judge Kent Dawson on Tuesday rejected postponing a July 9 hearing until Aug. 20.
Dawson sentenced Steve Davidovici last week to eight months'
home confinement, three years' probation and about $141,000 in
restitution. The sentence is now on hold.
Prosecutors sought 18 months for Davidovici for concealing
millions in tips from the Internal Revenue Service.
Dawson said he feared the 48-year-old Davidovici couldn't get
proper treatment in prison for a degenerative eye condition.
Dawson later disclosed that his 38-year-old son might have
worked as a bartender at a club associated with Davidovici.