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Law Firm Accuses The Cosmopolitan Of Keeping $3.35 Million

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Atlanta law firm says The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas should return $3.35 million the firm's attorney wired to the casino-hotel without its knowledge.

Real estate law firm Morris Schneider Wittstadt LLC filed a federal lawsuit against The Cosmopolitan, or Nevada Property 1 LLC, June 19 saying the casino-hotel knew or should have known the transfers were improper.

The law firm is also suing attorney Nathan E. Hardwick IV in Fulton County Superior Court in Georgia for allegedly embezzling more than $30 million of the firm's funds for his personal use including the casino wire transfers.

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The federal suit accuses The Cosmopolitan of soliciting Hardwick to set up a casino account in 2012. A spokeswoman for The Cosmopolitan citing company policy declined to comment on the pending litigation.