LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- For the second time in a week, an attorney connected to the federal HOA corruption investigation has turned up dead.
This latest development comes out of Sacramento, Calif., where attorney David Amesbury was found dead of an apparent hanging at his brother's home.
News 3's Gerard Ramalho is in the newsroom with the latest developments.
Amesbury had already taken a plea deal in the case. He was one of 10 defendants who agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors in the case.
Las Vegans will recognize Amesbury as a long-time attorney in the valley. He practiced criminal and corporate defense. He was also the co-owner of the popular Courthouse Cafe inside the Regional Justice Center.
Last week, attorney Nancy Quon was discovered dead in her Henderson condominium. She was found in her bathtub by a family member but the coroner has not yet ruled whether it was a suicide though they have ruled out foul play.
Quon did not admit to any wrongdoing but she was considered a target of the probe.
Today we interviewed local attorney John Momot for his take on the case and whether the loss of a key defendant could impact the prosecution.