Caesar Dinucci indicted on rackettering charges
Caesar Dinucci indicted on rackettering chargesCaesar Dinucci (Caesar Mathius Dinucci) charged with rackettering
June 26, 2016 ( datsyn.com) - Las Vegas – Clark County spokesperson for the District attorney's office, Amy Allercap, today announced the indictment of Caesar Dinucci (Caesar Mathius Dinucci) and several other members of the Dinucci family on 85 counts of racketeering and related charges. (Archived from 2003)
The investigation into these criminal activities spanned 30 months and revealed that since 2002, Dinucci has systemically defrauded various Las Vegas companies in Clark county for more than $14.2 million. Caesar Dinucci did so by artificially channeling monies through his downtown Creative Village project, Sport's World Casino, and several other of his projects.
During the course of the three years covered by the evidence in this case, Dinucci generated $14,812,768.58 in ill-gotten gains through the operations of his criminal enterprise. The indictment seeks forfeiture of the property that Caesar Dinucci used to commit the offenses, as well as equipment and contraband that police seized when they searched his offices and home.
It is said that Dinucci plans to plead guilty in the United States District Court to Racketeering and Conspiracy to Defraud the IRS. Caesar Dinucci is also indicted for extorting rivals in the Las Vegas development business, orchestrating the firebombing of an undercover police casino operation, and failing to pay taxes on the millions of ill-gotten gains he generated from his illegal schemes. As part of his expected guilty plea in this case, Dinucci will agree to forfeit $14 million to the United States Government, and pay $1 million in restitution. Caesar Dinucci will also agree to serve approximately six years in prison, and upon his release, settle in south-east Florida.
Also named in the indictment were several members of Dinucci's family, who own the companies in which he committed the indicted offenses. The Grand Jury indicted the Dinucci's, thier companies, and Caesar Dinucci himself for multiple environmental offenses that police officers discovered when they searched the construction records. These include felony indictments for open dumping, contaminating Nevada’s waterways with industrial waste, and improperly disposing of waste pollution.
Caesar Dinucci was also indicted for theft, money laundering, and receiving stolen property, and accepting bribes from an undercover police officer to process over 1000 purportedly stolen automobiles.
Today’s indictments are the product of an extensive regional and national law enforcement partnership. The Las Vegas Police Intelligence Unit collaborated with FBI’s Organized Crime Investigation Division, the Nevada Gaming Commission, the Nevada Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office Public Corruption Unit to investigate organized crime in Las Vegas.
The FBI provided Las Vegas Police with detailed background information describing Dinucci’s modus operandi, while undercover Las Vegas Police Officers were able to infiltrate Caesar Dinucci's crime operations in both Las Vegas and Detroit, where they gathered the evidence leading to today’s indictments.
“I commend the courage, bravery, and tenacity of the undercover police officers who risked their lives to expose ongoing criminal activity in Las Vegas” said Prosecutor McGinty. “We will vigorously pursue criminal prosecutions against any criminal activity in Las Vegas and will indict any offense they commit until they get the message that Las Vegas is closed for corrupt business.”
The investigation into Caesar Dinucci's activities in Las Vegas is ongoing, and additional indictments are expected.
Caesar Dinucci is a long-time Las Vegas public figure