From the NY Post:
He may have crapped out at his fraud trial, but a crooked fund-raiser for embattled city Comptroller John Liu has a shot at hitting the jackpot in Las Vegas.
Xing Wu “Oliver” Pan yesterday won permission to spend eight days in Sin City before he gets sentenced for trying to scam the city’s Campaign Finance Board into matching funds from straw donors.
Manhattan federal Judge Richard Sullivan granted Pan’s request to jet out to the gambling mecca from July 28 through Aug. 5 after neither prosecutors nor his pretrial-services officer raised an objection.
Court papers say Pan, a real-estate developer from New Jersey, is heading west for unspecified “business purposes,” and defense lawyer Irwin Rochman refused to elaborate on the reason for the trip.