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Hughes aide Margulis near death

Las Vegas resident Gordon Margulis, one of the only real friends Howard Hughes had in the final years of his eccentric life, is nearing the end in a hospice on the west end of the valley, reliable sources have confirmed. Gordie has been one of the...

No love between casino owners in Macau

When Stanley Ho decided against adding to his string of casino pearls in Macau recently, it must have come as at least a little relief to his competition. But that doesn’t mean Ho, the former uncrowned king of Macau, has decided to play nice with...

Judge's foil runs foul of law

Terry Mosley, who has sparred with former boyfriend District Judge Donald Mosley for many years and even changed her name to match his, this week found herself in jail. Mosley, below, was arrested in Henderson and jailed on an outstanding warrant...

A rare memory of steak-eating Spilotro

Former mobster Anthony Fiato, who grew up with the Boston mob and became a powerhouse member of the Los Angeles La Cosa Nostra before cooperating with the FBI, read with interest my recent post on the nature of greed whether you’re a gangster like...

Taylor Made: Muth hits back at GOP critic

You didn’t really think conservative activist Chuck Muth could resist jousting with a critic, did you? Well, he hasn’t. After being taken to task for GOP activist Nathan Taylor in yesterday’s blog, Muth jogged his own memory of their political relationship.

Ponzi Scheme Plays Out in Las Vegas

The story of alleged Minneapolis con artist Kalin Dao is dramatically detailed in the Minneapolis Star Tribune in an article by Dan Browning. Dao is accused of bilking $10 million from as many as 500 investors in a Ponzi scheme that appears to have...