Criminal drama and outlandish bail bonds stories have been synonymous with Las Vegas. Even with a name like Sin City, some of the recent headlines are hard to believe. In 2010, an online gambling tycoon's arrest, a bondsman arrested in connection with an attempted murder plot and a doctor accused of masturbating in a casino all became new stories.
A well known former bail bondsman, who was released from jail after serving time for conspiracy to commit a crime and battery with substantial bodily harm, is now running for sheriff of Clark County. Clark County jail is the same place the former Las Vegas bail bondsman was held after pleading guilty in an incident relating to the plot to harm his former bail bond company co owner.
While in Sin City, a former payment processing tycoon, was arrested for charges of money laundering in connection with his previous online gambling business. He appeared at a bail hearing in Las Vegas and was granted bail. However, he still sits in a Las Vegas jail because a New York court upset with the previous bail hearing ruled that he must now stay incarcerated during the trial. His possible financial means and foreign citizenship have the New York court fearing a potential flight risk.
A medical doctor was recently arrested for allegedly masturbating in front of three female university students while in a strip casino elevator. While this is obviously weird, the following drama that ensued makes the event even more outrageous. The doctor, while free on a $ 1000 bond, was then arrested in Arizona in what authorities are saying is a plan to intimidate witnesses of the elevator incident. After learning the doctor was possibly in Arizona to commit arson, the court rescinded the doctor's bail and he now sits in jail.
Crime and stories of wild bail bonds in Las Vegas have filled the recent news. Zany and crazy tales seem to be the norm in this part of Southern Nevada. If they weren't, we wouldn't call it Sin City.