I’ve recently discovered that the local newspaper from where I grew up in Minnesota has written a column about Daniel Harguth stealing poker chips and cash from me.
The article, written by Nicholas Backas, was a good read. There were some errors within the article, but none that change the storyline. (i.e. I didn’t move to Las Vegas in April, 2011, but did so years earlier.)
The article goes on to state that Daniel Harguth was accused of stealing poker chips and cash from me, and that he has recently plead guilty to attempted grand larceny in front of Judge Melisa de La Garza in Las Vegas district court.
Although the crime of grand larceny is a felony, which carries hefty jail time and fines one to four years in prison plus $5,000 in fines, Daniel Harguth has negotiated the sentence down and is likely only going to receive a gross misdemeanor. As a gross misdemeanor, Daniel Harguth faces a maximum penalty of one year in county jail and a $2,000 fine under gross misdemeanor charges.
Daniel Harguth’s attorneys could not be reached by Nicholas for comment, but it would be interesting to see if he follows up with them before and after Daniel Harguth’s sentencing, which is scheduled for September 13, 2011.
Personally, I am glad that Daniel Harguth’s wrongdoings are being publicized in his local community. It doesn’t help me in any way, but it is certainly a step toward prevention of Daniel taking advantage of anybody else.