Tech mogul, Marsy's Law advocate faces drug charges in Vegas


    In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows tech billionaire and advocate of crime victims Henry T. Nicholas III, and Ashley Fargo in Las Vegas. Authorities in Nevada have filed felony drug charges against Nicholas, a California tech billionaire and victim rights advocate arrested in August with what police said were briefcases full of drugs. Broadcom Corp. co-founder Henry Nicholas III and a woman arrested with him, Ashley Fargo, were named in a complaint filed Wednesday in state court in Las Vegas. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File)

    Authorities in Nevada have filed felony drug charges against a California tech billionaire and victim rights advocate arrested in August with what police said were briefcases full of drugs.

    Broadcom Corp. co-founder Henry Nicholas III and a woman arrested with him, Ashley Fargo, were named in a complaint filed Wednesday in state court in Las Vegas.

    Their attorneys deny Nicholas and Fargo committed any crime.

    Police reported finding Fargo unconscious in a room at the Encore resort with cases with marijuana, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and tablets believed to be ecstasy.

    Attorney David Chesnoff said Nicholas will fight the charges and noted his philanthropy and business accomplishments.

    Nicholas has funded campaigns for states to adopt the so-called "Marsy's Law" victims' bill of rights.

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