Vegas Lawyer Known for Cable Shows Arrested in ‘Bizarre Suicide Scheme’
Posted Nov 12, 2010 7:51 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
A Las Vegas lawyer who appeared on two cable TV programs and wrote a real-estate advice column for the Las Vegas Review-Journal has been arrested in what the newspaper calls a “bizarre suicide scheme.”
Lawyer Nancy Quon, 50, was taken by ambulance from the resort where she was living with former police officer William Ronald Webb Jr., who was arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit murder and trafficking in a controlled substance, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
A police report alleges that an undercover officer sold Webb the club drug known as GHB, intended to be used to kill Quon, the newspaper says. Police allege Quon plotted her own death as she faced a government investigation into fraud in condo board elections.
The FBI fraud probe concerns allegations that Quon plotted to elect condo board members who would authorize construction defect lawsuits. According to the Review-Journal, Quon has earned more than $100 million in construction defect litigation.
Quon denied plotting her own death, according to the arrest report cited by the newspaper. The couple was living at the Green Valley Ranch Resort after a fire at their home that injured Quon in what may have been an earlier suicide attempt, police say.