Developer Jailed for Contempt in Debt Case

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A developer was jailed for contempt after he balked at answering questions and failed to turn over documents in a debt hearing about a bankrupt $2 billion project in Henderson.

Court records show that William Plise was sentenced Wednesday to 21 days in the Clark County jail in Las Vegas unless he agrees to answer questions at a debtor hearing.

Plise repeatedly invoked the Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself, even when questioned about his own name.

Plise was behind the 126-acre City Crossing project at St. Rose Parkway and Executive Airport Drive that filed for Chapter 11 protection in 2008.

The hearing stemmed from a 2009 lawsuit filed against Plise by project creditor Eliot Alper. Alper claims he's owed $16 million.


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