Las Vegas criminal defense attorney John Momot dies at age 74

LAS VEGAS - Well-known criminal defense attorney John Momot has died.

His wife tells 8 News NOW he passed away Thursday at a hospital in Orange County. He suffered from a terminal lung disease for years.

Momot had several high-profile clients including Sandra Murphy, who he represented in the Ted Binion trial.

He was also a proud Vietnam war veteran.

A memorial for Momot has not yet been set, but we're told he will be buried at the Veterans cemetery.  Momot was 74 years old.

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