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Judge's Son Will Stand Trial for Bellagio Robbery

LAS VEGAS  -- The man facing charges in the $1.5 million chip heist of the Bellagio casino in Las Vegas will stand trial.

A hearing for Anthony Carleo took place Friday morning at Las Vegas Justice Court and the Justice of Peace said Carleo will stand trial. Carleo's defense attorney asked that all eight counts against Carleo be dropped. The judge did drop one weapon charge.

An arraignment hearing in District Court was set for April 21.

Police say the 29-year-old suspect, who is the son of Las Vegas Municipal Court Judge George Assad, waved a gun before swiping $1.5 million in chips from the Bellagio in December.

Carleo faces charges of robbery with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, assault, burglary and carrying a concealed weapon for the Dec. 14 robbery. Police say Carleo wore a motorcycle helmet during the crime and made his escape on a motorcycle.

Carleo was arrested in Feb. after police say he attempted to sell some of the stolen chips to undercover police officers.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)


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