A disbarred Las Vegas lawyer is wanted by authorities for suspicion of defrauding more than $160,000 from victims who believed they were buying a cannabis grow center, according to the Clark County District Lawyer’s Office and court files.
Easton Harris was arraigned by a Clark County grand jury on Aug. 10 on four felony counts of theft, authorities said. Jonathan Ryan Peirsol was likewise prosecuted on the very same counts. Warrants for their arrest, which remained active today, were filed that very same day.
Harris was disbarred by the State Bar of Nevada on June 13, when his status went from short-term suspension to disbarment for devoting 116 conduct offenses including 23 customers “over a duration of several years,” inning accordance with public Nevada Supreme Court documents.
According to authorities and a criminal complaint, Harris and Peirsol instructed two out-of-state victims to deposit funds in accounts opened by Harris and Peirsol under the names J & & J Chemical and The Harris Law office.
One man made two deposits totaling $75,000, according to the indictment. A female transferred $25,000 and then $67,500.
The supposed theft took place in between April 2015 and September 2015, documents show.
The victims were incorrectly informed the funds were going to be utilized to “further business” of Sin City Organics LLC, presumably a marijuana grow center. They likewise made material misrepresentations regarding the license and investor statuses, in addition to other business-related details, according to the problem.
Harris on May 31, 2015, signed up Sin City Organics as a limited liability company, inning accordance with the Nevada Secretary of State’s Workplace. That license has given that been terminated, records show.