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Published Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 | 8:53 a.m.
Updated Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 | 11:27 a.m.
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A preliminary hearing has been set for later this month in Las Vegas Justice Court for Anthony M. Carleo, the alleged “Biker Bandit” accused in a heist at the Bellagio.
Carleo, the 29-year-old son of Las Vegas Municipal Court Judge George Assad, wore a blue jail uniform as he made a short appearance today before Judge Ann Zimmerman. Carleo is charged with taking $1.5 million in casino chips from the Bellagio on Dec. 14, 2010.
At today's hearing, Bill Terry, Carleo's attorney, asked that the preliminary hearing be delayed for 15 days. Assistant District Attorney Chris Owens told the judge he had no problem with that.
Zimmerman set the hearing for 9:30 a.m. Feb. 23.
After the hearing, both Terry and Owens declined to talk about the case.
Carleo is being held without bail on the robbery with a deadly weapon charge and on $15,000 bail on a charge of burglary with the use of a deadly weapon.
Carleo was arrested on Wednesday at the resort after he was caught allegedly trying to sell $25,000 in stolen chips to an undercover Metro detective. Police recovered $900,000 worth of chips and have accounted for another $300,000 in chips.