Ex-311 Boyz gang member awaits launch in fraud case

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Criminal and former 311 Boyz gang member Steven Gazlay is awaiting his release from custody after bailing out more than $ 700,000 in defrauded a lender.

Las Vegas, 36-year-old Gazlay has eight criminal convictions and was released from prison in 2019. In 2003 he made headlines as a member of the 311 Boyz – a gang from the Las Vegas Valley who committed a series of acts of violence that culminated in the maiming of a teenager with a rock.

In his most recent criminal case, Gazlay and his girlfriend, Dana Nee, 36, from Las Vegas, are facing arrest warrants for a 2020 mortgage fraud that police said cheated on a moneylender. Nee was previously known as Dana Bevers.

A handcuffed Gazlay appeared before Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Pro Tem Holly Stoberski on Tuesday. In court, Gazlay said he should have been released from prison a week ago when bail was placed on his $ 100,000 bail.

“We have an unconstitutional detention problem that currently persists,” said Gazlay. “I was essentially denied the right to bail through no fault of my own. My deposit has been posted. I was illegally detained. This affected my defense. This also denied me the opportunity to keep a private lawyer. “

Stoberski admitted that Gazlay’s release was imminent. She said delays at the Clark County Detention Center in electronic surveillance of Gazlay via an anklet had slowed his release from prison.

Las Vegas police said Gazlay used identity theft and a series of false documents to convince a lender in Yuma, Arizona to grant Gazlay a $ 707,375 home loan on a piece of land he did not own. Police said Gazlay then used some of the money to fund a rampage in Las Vegas.

Gazlay and Nee face charges of theft, conspiracy to steal and mortgage loan fraud. Gazlay is also charged with coercion, forgery, and obtaining another person’s identity.

Nope was also in court on Tuesday. She was previously identified as Dana Bevers in court files by police and prosecutors. She confirmed that Nee is now her legal name after a recent divorce.

Her attorney Paul Adras declined to comment on the charges brought against her.

Assistant District Attorney Colleen Baharav said two other judges had raised Gazlay’s bail in previous court appearances and that Gazlay would need to put bail and collateral in order to be released.

“As soon as the house arrest has a bracelet he can be released,” said Baharav.

Contact Glenn Puit by email at gpuit@reviewjournal.com. Follow @GlennatRJ on Twitter.

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