Dan Bilzerian, The Instagram King, manages to live his life in the spotlight but this particular beam of light has a lot of heat in it! This time Bilzerian may have crossed a line that could put him in prison if his lawyers are unable to negotiate a plea deal and he goes to trial on felony charges.
The lasvegassun.com reports that Bilzerian and Jeremy David Guymon did not appear in person before Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Joseph Sciscento. The hearing established that attorney, Richard Schonfeld, will have time to talk with prosecutors. Schonfeld, representing Guymon, is the law partner of David Chesnoff who represents Bilzerian.
The news of the case began on December 11th when Bilzerian was arrested at the Los Angeles International Airport when he flew in from the Bahamas on his private jet. Guymon was taken into custody also.
Both men are facing two counts of possessing bomb-making materials and are free on bond at this time but a status check on the case has been set for February 6th, by the judge. If they are convicted, they could get up to six years in prison and pay a $5,000 fine on each count.
The Instagram King gave the police more ammunition in the case when his postings documented "the Nov. 4 explosion and fire on federal land that's used by target shooters several miles south of the Las Vegas Strip."
It is believed that a rifle was fired at a truck, from a distance, which detonated more than 90 pounds of a powdered explosive mix that was packed into a beverage cooler according to a police report. Bilzerian posted online about shooting a 20 mm rifle and that tagged him to the scene. Guymon was stopped not long after the blast while driving Bilzerian’s truck on South Las Vegas Boulevard by a federal Bureau of Land Management ranger. Guymon was in denial — he claimed to have no knowledge of an explosion.
To add more fire power to the case against Bilzerian and Guymon, "Las Vegas police and federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reported finding packages of exploding targets addressed to Bilzerian at the scene, and police reported speaking with a man from whom Guymon and another man bought the truck days earlier."
Police were told by the former truck owner that "the buyers said they were going to blow up the vehicle for a movie."
People were out on hiking trails when the explosion happened. One of the hikers is said to have told investigators that debris from the blast went flying over their heads.
Image courtesy of Dan Bilzerian's Instagram page.