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October 23, 2014

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Bellagio robbery suspect to appear before judge Monday

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Anthony M. Carleo

Anthony M. Carleo, the alleged “Biker Bandit” and son of a Las Vegas judge, is due in court Monday morning on charges of robbing $1.5 million in casino chips from the Bellagio on Dec. 14, 2010.

Carleo, 29, was arrested on Wednesday at the resort after he was caught trying to sell the stolen $25,000 chips to an undercover Metro detective. Police recovered $900,000 worth of chips and have accounted for another $300,000 in chips.

Judge Ann Zimmerman of the Las Vegas Township Justice Court, Dept. 8, is scheduled to preside over the hearing on Monday at 8:30 a.m.

Carleo, the son of Las Vegas Municipal Court Judge George Assad, is charged with robbery and burglary with a deadly weapon. He is currently being held without bail at the Clark County Detention Center.

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  1. To the Metro detectives handling this case, you did a great job. You made a strong case against Carleo (Assad) and showed patience and discipline. Job well done.

  2. I think I'll go watch Ocean's Twenty-five starring George Clooney as Danny Ocean and Matt Damon and Brad Pitt and gang.

    But then, we'd be a few million short since Ocean Spray cranberries out of Henderson doesn't do low-budget film commercials.

  3. Does the Judge gamble? Who's gun was it? Was the Judge there when they searched the house? Is the "Mountain Mafia" involved (Pueblo, CO) Will this guy's stepfather be there? Does he gamble? Will they eat meatball subs on pita bread for lunch? Should he be put under suicide watch? Will Bashar Assad attend the trial?

    If I was Assad's opponent in the next election, I would have a bunch of people with signs stand outside the court that would read: "Like Father Like Son?"