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Death of embattled Las Vegas lawyer ruled suicide

Joyce Lupiani

Death of embattled Las Vegas lawyer ruled suicide

CREATED Jun. 7, 2012

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The coroner says a prominent Las Vegas construction defect lawyer who faced a federal homeowner association corruption probe killed herself with drugs and alcohol.

Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy wouldn't use the word overdose in a report released Thursday on the March 20 suicide of 51-year-old Nancy Quon.

Murphy says Quon had toxic levels of alcohol, sleeping and anti-anxiety medications in her system when she was found dead in a bathtub at her Henderson condominium.

She hadn't been charged, but was identified as a target in an FBI and Justice Department probe of Las Vegas-area homeowner association fraud.

Quon and her ex-police officer boyfriend also faced criminal drug conspiracy, arson and insurance fraud charges with state prosecutors over what investigators alleged was a botched arson-murder-suicide scheme in October 2010.