Rick Tabish granted parole

The Binion name is synomous with Las Vegas.  Benny Binion brought his family to Las Vegas in the late 1940s.  He opened the Horseshoe Club, went to jail (locals call it Benny went to college) for tax evasion, did his time and returned to his family and his beloved casino.

The hotel/casino was never the same after Benny died and son Jack left over a dispute with his siblings.  Son Teddy, they say, had the ability to run the place but his bad choices ultimately made that impossible.

Teddy is today more known for his own murder and the controversy that surrounded it and the bars of silver in a pit in Pahrump than for the Binion name.

The R-J is reporting that Rick Tabish, who was convicted of murdering Ted Binion and then later acquited could be released from prison, on parole, as early as this spring:

Rick Tabish, who was convicted and later acquitted of murdering former Las Vegas casino executive Ted Binion, could be released from prison as early as April 2.

The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners announced today that Tabish, 44, has been granted parole. Tabish, who is incarcerated at Ely State Prison, has been serving time for burglary and grand larceny. The convictions stem from the theft of Binion's $7 million silver stash.

Binion was found dead in September 1998. Tabish and his lover, Sandy Murphy, both were convicted and later acquitted of murder in the high-profile case. Murphy already has completed her prison sentence for her role in the silver theft.

According to a spokesman with the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners, Tabish will be supervised in Montana after a release plan is approved.