Judge Conflict Issue Raised in Nightclub Tax Case

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Prosecutors want time to investigate whether a
federal judge should remove himself from a criminal tax case
against a former Las Vegas Strip nightclub operator.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Justice Department lawyers asked U.S. District Judge Kent Dawson to delay a hearing until Aug. 20.

Dawson last Wednesday sentenced Steve Davidovici to three years'
probation and eight months' home confinement, plus about $141,000
in restitution to 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.

Prosecutors sought 18 months in prison for Davidovici for concealing millions of dollars in tips from tax collectors.

On Thursday, Dawson disclosed that his 38-year-old son might
have worked as a bartender at a nightclub associated with Davidovici.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 161285535 - kolotv.com/a?a=161285535
Gray Television, Inc.