Sinatra confrontation at Caesars

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Sinatra confrontation at Caesars - Las Vegas D.A. Says No Charges Will Be Filed In...
Las Vegas D.A. Says No Charges Will Be Filed In Sinatra Gun Incident LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - No charges will be filed against a hotel- casino executive who reportedly pulled a gun on' Frank Sinatra, ■ the district attorney said Wednesday. "Ybu think I'm going to take case like this before a jury?" George Franklin asked , news men after.maktng nis announce- nt. There were no law enforce ment witnesses, no gun was picked up at the scene and the l victim natiy reiuses in make any statement." Sandford Waterman, executive vice president of Caesars Palace, was arrested ana leased Sept. 6 after a dispute! witn tne singer, wno was ap pearing at the hotel. Sheriff's deputies said Waters man refused a Sinatra request for credit and higher stakes at a earning table and at one point during a dispute puuea a .00 at iber pistol. • aeainst Waterman- as he had finger marks on his throat Indi- Ing tne singer auacucu nun. Sinatra spokesman said it was bystanders, not Sinatra, whowent after Waterman. Franklin's statement Wednesday ruled out any prosecution concerned wrap- Neither Sinatra nor Waterman has commented publicly. Sinatra left town after the incident and his spokesman has said it is unlikely he will work again on the Las Vegas Strip. Franklin - has said he would like to question Sinatra about the affair. The county Licensing Board, meanwhile, has called executives of the hotel to a hearing SeDt. 21' to answer questions about the affair. The board controls licensing of gaming estab-

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  1. The Bridgeport Telegram,
  2. 17 Sep 1970, Thu,
  3. Page 45

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