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LAS VEGAS — A prominent Las
Vegas businessman awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty in a deadly drunken
driving crash has reached a $21 million settlement in a lawsuit by the family
of a mother of three killed in the wreck.
Real estate broker Scott
Russell Gragson is expected to pay $12.8 million to the family of Melissa
Newton, and his insurance company will pay $8.2 million, the Las Vegas
Review-Journal reported Monday.
Three other people were
injured when a Range Rover that Gragson was driving crashed in May 2019
following a charity golf tournament that Gragson organized.
Gragson is 54 and the
grandson of a former Las Vegas mayor.
He pleaded guilty in February
to drunk driving causing death and substantially bodily harm. His defense
attorneys have said they will ask a judge next month to sentence Gragson to the
minimum six years in prison. Prosecutors are expected to seek at least 10
Gragson was an executive with
commercial real estate firm Colliers International.
His son, Noah Gragson, is a
NASCAR Xfinity Series driver.