Sunday, August 5, 2012

What Happens in Vegas: Sheldon Adelson Might Be in Trouble

Sheldon Adelson is a Las Vegas gazillionaire who was actually kind of in trouble with his Sands/Venetian/Palazzo properties at the end of the Bush era. Since President Obama took over though--and I'm not saying one thing has to do with the other--Adelson has become a squillionaire. He's seriously in the pink.

But Shelley is decidedly unhappy with the Prez. So much so, that he bankrolled Newt Gingrich for months after his sell-by date. And now, he's pumping zillions into Mitt Romney's campaign. It all has something to do with Israel, which Adelson--being Jewish--is sort of in to. And Romney--being Mormon--is. . .I don't know. . .into because his evangelical supporters know is necessary for the end times, the Rapture, Jesus' return and Armageddon? I don't know, I'm an atheist. I can't keep all this religion shit straight.

Anyway, it would seem that one of the super-rich GOP sugar daddies is potentially into a spot of trouble. I has a sad.


Adelson. Ain't he a fashion plate? Image from Raw Story.
Justice Dept. probes Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corp. on money laundering

The Justice Department has launched an investigation into whether Las Vegas Sands Corporation and several of its executives violated money-laundering laws, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Citing unnamed lawyers and other people involved in the matter, the newspaper said the probe was being conducted by the US attorney’s office in Los Angeles. . .

Read more at: Raw Story

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