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November 1, 2012

Vegas judge charged in investment scam

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors have filed federal charges against a Clark County family court judge and five other people, alleging a $3 million, decade-long investment fraud scheme that authorities say the judge worked on from his courthouse chambers.

An indictment unsealed Wednesday accuses elected District Judge Steven E. Jones, 54, and the others of scamming investors by telling them one of the defendants had connections in the federal government and could use their money to secure valuable water and land rights.

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