IN BRIEF

FEDERAL COURT IN LAS VEGAS

Son of ‘Mafia Cop’ guilty of drug charges

A jury convicted the son of "Mafia Cop" Louis Eppolito Tuesday on federal drug trafficking charges.

Anthony Eppolito and co-defendant Guido Bravatti were each convicted of distributing methamphetamine and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine after the weeklong trial in Las Vegas, said Natalie Collins, spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office.

The charges stemmed from the federal investigation of Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa, who were convicted in 2006 of carrying out hits for the Lucchese crime family while working for the New York Police Department.

Both men moved to Las Vegas in the early 1990s after retiring.

FOUND IN DEEP WATER

Man who drowned in Lake Mohave named

The 19-year-old man believed to have drowned Sunday in Lake Mohave has been identified as Michael Wilson.

Wilson’s body was found at 1:23 p.m. Sunday in deep water about 35 feet from the shore of Fire Mountain Cove, between Nelson and Searchlight.

National Park Service rangers believe Wilson was swimming with friends before he went under.

MAN CRITICAL AFTER BEING SHOT

Shooting victim in NLV a 38-year-old woman

The 38-year-old woman found fatally shot in North Las Vegas on Saturday night has been identified as Maria Herrera.

North Las Vegas police responded to a home on the 4900 block of Rancho Domingo Court, near Camino Al Norte and Lone Mountain Road around 4:45 p.m., regarding a domestic dispute.

Officers forced their way inside the home when they heard gunshots.

They found Herrera dead and a 46-year-old Cibolo, Texas, man in critical condition from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The woman died of a multiple gunshot wounds and her death was ruled a homicide.

Police said Herrera was assaulted by the man in front of the house when she returned home. The gunman, who was not identified by police, was taken to University Medical Center.

CARSON CITY, RENO DOCTORS

Gibbons installs four to state medical board

Two current and two new members have been installed to the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners by Gov. Jim Gibbons.

Gibbons on Tuesday reappointed Dr. Benjamin Rodriguez, a Las Vegas plastic surgeon, and Suzanne "Renee" West, a Las Vegas casino executive, to the nine-member board.

Drs. Michael Fischer, a Carson City opthamologist, and Theodore Berndt, a Reno cardiologist, were named to replace Drs. Daniel McBride and Sohail Anjum, whose terms expired this summer.

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