Monday, April 7 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-04-07 19:54:51 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A man is dead following a shooting in the Northeast part of the city. Metro Police say they got a call just after 8:30 on Saturday. It happened in the 6900 block of Appleton, near Carey andMore>>
The Clark County Coroner's officer has identified the man shot to death Saturday night as 25-year-old Eric Rodriguez Ruis.More>>
Wednesday, March 26 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-03-26 23:03:56 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are looking for two men accused of beating a man unconscious and robbing him. Surveillance pictures show the suspects. Officers say the two men were last seen near Las VegasMore>>
Metro Police are looking for two men accused of beating a man unconscious and robbing him.More>>
Friday, March 21 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-03-21 23:33:45 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A former gang member of the 311 Boyz will go to prison after being convicted in a domestic violence case involving his girlfriend. Steve Gazlay, 29, was convicted of several charges includingMore>>
A former gang member of the 311 Boyz will go to prison after being convicted in a domestic violence case involving his girlfriend.More>>
Thursday, March 13 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-03-13 22:55:08 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Mandalay Bay Resort plans to pay a half-million-dollar fine amid accusations that employees at an upscale Las Vegas Strip lounge provided prostitutes and drugs to undercover officers. AMore>>
The Mandalay Bay Resort plans to pay a half-million-dollar fine amid accusations that employees at an upscale Las Vegas Strip lounge provided prostitutes and drugs to undercover officers.More>>
Thursday, March 13 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-03-13 19:12:13 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A real estate scam first exposed by 8 News NOW is more widespread than first feared. Con artists are renting out bank-owned homes to unsuspecting renters who end up getting evicted. SinceMore>>
A real estate scam first exposed by 8 News NOW is more widespread than first feared. Con artists are renting out bank-owned homes to unsuspecting renters who end up getting evicted.More>>
Monday, March 3 2014 6:55 PM EST2014-03-03 23:55:41 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities have identified a man who was fatally shot outside a Las Vegas convenience store over the weekend. Clark County coroner's officials say 28-year-old Juan Edward CervantesMore>>
The Las Vegas Metropolitan is hoping someone can identify individuals whose images were captured on a security camera around the same time a man was shot outside a convenience store over the weekend.More>>
Wednesday, February 26 2014 2:45 PM EST2014-02-26 19:45:17 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Sentencing is scheduled Wednesday for a self-described pimp who was convicted of rape and robbery in one case and awaits trial later this year in a separate Las Vegas Strip shooting andMore>>
A self-described pimp accused in a Las Vegas Strip shooting and fiery crash was sentenced Wednesday in a unrelated case where he was convicted of sexual assault.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- A federal grand jury Wednesday indicted three individuals on conspiracy and bank fraud charges related to an alleged $83 million mortgage fraud scheme, Nevada's U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said.
Derrick Phelps, 44, former owner of Investors Realty and Enterprise Mortgage Services in Henderson, his wife, Cynthia Phelps, 34, both of Katy, Texas, and Linda Mack, 49, of North Las Vegas, were charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, mail fraud and wire fraud and seven counts of bank fraud.
They are scheduled to make an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Foley on March 22 to answer the charges. If convicted, they face up to 30 years in prison and $1 million in fines for each count.
"We continue to work with our law enforcement partners on the investigation and prosecution of mortgage fraud in Nevada," Bogden said.
He said 213 individuals were charged with federal mortgage fraud crimes in Nevada from early 2008 through last year, and most were sent to prison.
According to the indictment, the defendants devised a scheme from January 2003 through November 2006 to defraud federally insured financial institutions through the use of straw buyers, inflated housing values and false mortgage applications. The defendants allegedly solicited straw buyers with good credit ratings to purchase homes in the Las Vegas area. The defendants made offers to purchase the homes above the sellers' asking prices.
The indictment stated that in some instances, the defendants caused straw buyers to purchase multiple houses about the same time so that the transactions would not show up on their credit reports and the lenders would not be aware of the other purchases. The defendants then allegedly caused false information to be placed in the straw buyer's mortgage loan application and other documents regarding the buyer's income and intent to occupy the home.
Once the loans were approved, according to the indictment, the defendants caused the sellers to agree that part of the excess funds would be redirected to the buyers under the pretense of making upgrades and repairs to the properties. The defendants allegedly concealed from the financial institutions the fact that they were receiving part of the loan disbursements for their own benefit.
The indictment also stated that the defendants defaulted on the mortgage loans, which caused the properties to go into foreclosure. The defendants allegedly purchased 233 properties and caused losses to the financial institutions exceeding $30 million.
The case is being investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sarah Griswold and Brian Pugh.
Monday, September 1 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:06:07 GMT
Some medical providers say they often deal with Hispanic patients who are afraid to seek medical care. In some cases, it has to do with a language barrier, but in most cases, it is fear among undocumented immigrants that they could end up being deported. More>>
Some medical providers say they often deal with Hispanic patients who are afraid to seek medical care. It's hoped the opening of a new medical clinic will change that.
Monday, September 1 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:58:50 GMT
The three-day holiday weekend ended with visitors crowding the airport and freeways as they made their way back home. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Association, around 313,000 people visited Las Vegas over the Labor Day weekend. More>>
The three-day holiday weekend ended with visitors crowding the airport and freeways as they made their way back home.
Monday, September 1 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:51:43 GMT
Tens of thousands of people bid farewell to summer by enjoying Lake Mead for Labor Day weekend. While there were a few minor rescues, DUI's and boating incidents, the vast majority of people had some fun in the sun. More>>
Tens of thousands of people bid farewell to summer by enjoying Lake Mead for Labor Day weekend. While there were a few minor rescues, DUI's and boating incidents, the vast majority of people had some fun in the sun.