Monday, March 04, 2013

The corruption of Republican bankroller Sheldon Adelson

By Michael J.W. Stickings

ThinkProgress:

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who spent as much as $150 million on independent expenditures to bolster Republicans in the 2012 election, has informed the Securities and Exchange Commission that his Las Vegas Sands Corporation "likely violated a federal law against bribing foreign officials."

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The Las Vegas Sands Corporation is suspected of improperly and in some cases illegally bribing Chinese government officials to expand its business in China. The company may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act with a $700,000 payment to a Chinese associate and worked with organized crime gangs to drive business from mainland China to their Macau casino.  

Yes, bribing foreign officials and working with organized crime gangs.

This from the guy who bankrolled Gingrich before moving on to Romney, the guy who has emerged as the Republicans' leading donor, the guy who wants to keep on giving even after his massive 2012 failure.

It all fits together so nicely, doesn't it?

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