- Associated Press - Saturday, March 26, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 53-year-old man who is accused of making off with more than $350,000 in casino investments has been arrested.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1UkvDCi ) that Mark Georgantas, also known as Mark Gigantis and Mr. Smooth, was arrested Wednesday after eluding authorities for more than three months. He is due in court in April for the theft and securities fraud charges.

According to an indictment, Georgantas told people he knew how to beat baccarat, blackjack, craps and roulette in Las Vegas and said he played with money from stars such as George Clooney and Matt Damon. Victims forked over cash, but when they called to see how their investment was going Georgantas disappeared.

In an email to the Review-Journal in January after his indictment Georgantas said he has evidence that would prove his innocence.


Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, https://www.lvrj.com

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