One of Nevada’s top gaming regulators contacted the FBI after the state’s attorney general, Adam Laxalt, attempted to call in a favor on behalf of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.
Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt was thought to be wanting to curry favor because of the Gaming Control Board on behalf of his big political donor, Sheldon Adelson, owner of Las vegas, nevada Sands.
The Nevada Independent released a transcript on Tuesday of a March 2016 conversation between Gaming Control Board Chair AG Burnett and Laxalt, whom during the time ended up being 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 demand was odd and unsettling. On the guidance of other state officials, Burnett switched the recording over to the FBI fleetingly thereafter, nevertheless the law that is federal agency found no indications of criminal wrongdoing.
Asking for Adelson
The hastily requested coffeehouse chat had been to discuss a high-profile civil trial involving Adelson and his company, Las vegas, nevada Sands. A judge was due to rule in times for a motion that is key a wrongful termination lawsuit by Steven Jacobs, former chief 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 Read more