August 12, 1993 |
Three men were indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on charges stemming from the kidnaping of the daughter of casino mogul Stephen A. Wynn. Ray Cuddy, Jacob Sherwood and Anthony Watkins were charged with extortion and use of a firearm during a crime of violence. Authorities are still searching for Sherwood, 21, and Watkins, 20, two Sacramento men who investigators believe were recruited by Cuddy to help in the kidnaping.
May 5, 1994 |
In a rare public glimpse of the vulnerable side of this city's wealthy gambling Establishment, the daughter of casino mogul Steven A. Wynn testified Wednesday that kidnapers photographed her in her underwear and threatened to distribute the pictures nationally if her father contacted police instead of paying her ransom. Kevin Wynn, 27, described being grabbed in her kitchen by two masked men last July, blindfolded, posed and photographed with a tall assailant whom she could not see.
February 8, 1994 |
A key suspect in the kidnaping of the daughter of gaming mogul Steve Wynn pleaded guilty Monday as part of a plea bargain that could result in a sentence of 17 years in prison. Anthony Paul Watkins agreed as part of the deal to testify against alleged kidnaping mastermind Ray Cuddy and two others charged in the case. An attorney for Cuddy said he also was talking with prosecutors, amid increasing indications the case may never go to trial.
August 6, 1993 |
A former Newport Beach health club manager charged with extortion in the ransom kidnaping of Las Vegas gambling mogul Stephen A. Wynn's daughter delayed extradition by at least a week Thursday by insisting that Las Vegas authorities come to Los Angeles to identify him. Ray Marion Cuddy, 47, exercised his right to require federal prosecutors in Las Vegas to prove his identity in U.S.