According to a CNN report, France’s foreign minister’s son Thomas Fabius, 33, allegedly passed bad checks to casinos in Las Vegas and faces criminal charges in the United States for his actions.
A criminal complaint against a Thomas Emmanuel Fabius, the son of French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, was located in Nevada state court and alleges that in May 2012 several checks were written to three casinos, but there were not sufficient funds to cover them.
While it has not been verified that the individual named in the six-count criminal indictment and the minister’s son are one in the same, a Las Vegas Clark County District Attorney spokeswoman, Audrie Locke, said an active warrant over the charges still exists. The person named on the complaint faces three counts of theft and three counts of passing a check with intent to defraud.
Checks were passed from three different bank accounts, the first was written for $200,000 at the Palazzo Hotel and Casino on May 15, the second was written for $409,000 and the third an even million, according to the complaint. The same day Thomas Emmanuel Fabius allegedly wrote an additional five bad checks, but this time at the Aria Resort and Casino. Those five checks totaled $1 million per the Sin City complaint. On day two of the spree, this time at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the younger Fabius is alleged to have written checks for an additional $900,000.
That brings the two-day total to $3.51 million. According to the complaint, the checks were written to “obtain cash and/or gaming chips,” in each case. Reportedly, the gambling spree began the day before the senior Fabius was appointed minister.
The case, the State of Nevada vs. Thomas Emmanuel Fabius, is in Justice Court in Las Vegas, Nevada.