Ivan Nagy, who is up to his eyeballs in the Heidi Fleiss scandal, got a break Wednesday when a municipal court commissioner gave prosecutors two weeks to file charges against him.
Commissioner Abraham Khan gave district attorney Alan Carter until Sept. 9 to decide whether to bring pandering charges against Nagy, free on a $ 25,000 bond.
Nagy, a former boyfriend to alleged Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss, was arrested with Julie Conaster Aug. 4 on suspicion of pandering. But Nagy, 55, and Conaster, 23, have not yet been arraigned because the District Attorney’s office has been swamped, said one legal source.
Nagy’s attorney Barry Levin said he expected the charges against the former “Starsky and Hutch” helmer would be dropped after Carter reviews the case.
Police said Nagy, helmer on the pic “Skinner,” was named in a complaint by a woman who alleged he tried to recruit her for a high-priced call-girl ring.
Producers for “Skinner,” which depicts the seamier side of Los Angeles prostitution, vehemently denied reports several weeks ago that actual call girls were used as actresses in the film.
Nagy has had no comment on the allegation.
As he left the courtroom, reporters asked about the existence of audio tapes in which he purportedly is heard discussing pandering.
“They are digitally altered, you know that,” Nagy shouted.