Certainly one of Nevada’s top video gaming regulators contacted the FBI after the state’s attorney general, Adam Laxalt, attempted to contact a benefit on behalf of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.
Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt had been thought to be attempting to curry favor using the Gaming Control Board on behalf of their big political donor, Sheldon Adelson, owner of nevada Sands.
The Nevada Independent released a transcript on Tuesday of a March 2016 conversation between Gaming Control Board Chair AG Burnett and Laxalt, who during the time was considering a run that is future governor while also facing allegations of ethical compromise.
Burnett recorded the in-person meeting between the two at a Reno coffeehouse because he thought the request was odd and unsettling. On the guidance of other state officials, Burnett switched the recording over to the FBI fleetingly thereafter, but the law that is federal agency found no indications of criminal wrongdoing.
Asking for Adelson
The hastily requested coffeehouse chat was to discuss a high-profile trial that is civil Adelson and his company, Las vegas, nevada Sands. A judge was due to rule in days on a key motion in a wrongful termination lawsuit by Steven Jacobs, former main professional of Sands China.
Burnett resisted the suggestion that he should file a brief that is amicus the court, referring to a ‘friend of the court’ appropriate filing (more…)