Vegas judge's son pleads guilty in Bellagio heist

By the Associated Press | June 14, 2011 | 1:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The son of a Las Vegas judge has pleaded guilty to being the motorcycle helmet-wearing gunman who made off last December with $1.5 million in chips from the Bellagio casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

Anthony Michael Carleo (car-LAY'-oh) told a Nevada judge Tuesday that he went to the craps table, took chips and ran. The judge set sentencing for Aug. 23.

The plea by the 29-year-old Carleo is part of a deal that will also have him plead guilty to a separate robbery last December at the Suncoast casino five days before the Bellagio heist.

Carleo is the son of Las Vegas Municipal Judge George Assad.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Carleo could face three to 54 years in prison in the two cases.