CRIME

Plea deals for 5 expected in Internet gambling case stemming from FBI raid at Caesars Palace

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, Wei Seng Phua walks into federal court in Las Vegas. Phua, his son Darren Wai Kit Phua, and four others were arrested in July after federal agents raided three high-roller villas at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Five defendants are poised to take plea deals. That'll leave Phua and his son, to face trial on charges including operating an illegal gambling business during the World Cup soccer tournament. (AP Photo/John Locher,File)

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, Wei Seng Phua walks into federal court in Las Vegas. Phua, his son Darren Wai Kit Phua, and four others were arrested in July after federal agents raided three high-roller villas at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Five defendants are poised to take plea deals. That'll leave Phua and his son, to face trial on charges including operating an illegal gambling business during the World Cup soccer tournament. (AP Photo/John Locher,File)  (The Associated Press)

Five defendants are poised to take plea deals in a federal Internet gambling case in Nevada that stemmed from a disputed FBI raid last summer at high-roller suites at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip.

Hearings are scheduled next week in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas for the five to plead guilty to charges that defense attorney Chris Rasmussen says would get each probation and let them leave the U.S. to return to homes in Malaysia and China.

Rasmussen says charges would be dropped against a sixth defendant.

That will leave Wei Seng "Paul" Phua and his son, Darren Wai Kit Phua, to face trial on charges including operating an illegal gambling business during the World Cup soccer tournament.

Their attorney David Chesnoff says they're prepared to fight.