One of Nevada’s top 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 trying to curry favor with the Gaming Control Board on behalf of his big donor that is political Sheldon Adelson, owner of Las Vegas Sands.
The Nevada Independent released a transcript on Tuesday of a March 2016 conversation between Gaming Control Board seat 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 meeting that is in-person the two at a Reno coffeehouse because he thought the request was odd and unsettling. On the guidance of other state officials, Burnett turned the recording over to the FBI soon thereafter, but the federal law enforcement agency found no indications of criminal wrongdoing.
Asking for Adelson
The hastily requested coffeehouse chat ended up being to discuss a high-profile trial that is civil Adelson and his company, vegas Sands. A judge was due to rule in times on a key motion in a wrongful termination lawsuit by Steven Jacobs, former main executive of Sands China.
Burnett resisted the suggestion that he should file an amicus brief with the court, talking about a ‘friend of the court’ legal filing that would notify the cour Læs videre “Gaming Regulator’s Secret Recording Exposes Unsavory Work to Assist Adelson”