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Japanese pair to be held in US in $1.5B Las Vegas Ponzi scheme

A federal judge in Nevada reversed a magistrate’s decision and ordered a father and son from Japan to remain jailed in U.S. custody pending trial on fraud charges in what prosecutors call a $1.5 billion international Ponzi scheme.

Nevada inmate on death row 34 years back in Reno court

A former Reno detective who says he’s prejudiced in favor of the death penalty is among the 19 prospective jurors dismissed from a panel that will decide whether a murder convict who’s been on death row for 34 years should serve life in prison instead.