Feb 7, 2011 10:13 AM by Bea Karnes

Former Puebloan accused in Bellagio heist due in court

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The 29-year-old son of a Las Vegas judge is scheduled to make his first court appearance since his arrest in an armed robbery that authorities say netted $1.5 million in casino chips from the Bellagio resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

Anthony Michael Carleo's hearing Monday is before a Las Vegas justice of the peace on armed robbery and burglary charges in the Dec. 14 heist.

Carleo, formerly of Pueblo, also uses the last name of his father, Las Vegas Municipal Court Judge George Assad.

Videos showed the motorcycle helmet-wearing robber waving a gun as he ran from the Bellagio. Police say they can account for $1.2 million of the loot. They allege that Carleo gambled away hundreds of thousands of dollars and sold some high-value $25,000 chips after the gunpoint robbery.


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