Adelson's company 'likely' violated bribery laws
March 3rd, 2013
05:19 PM ET
10 years ago

Adelson's company 'likely' violated bribery laws

New York (CNNMoney) - Las Vegas Sands Corp said it "likely" violated the federal Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which prohibits American companies from bribing foreign officials.

In a regulatory filing, the Las Vegas Sands Corp., run by controversial Republican party donor Sheldon Adelson, also admitted that the company was under investigation by the Department of Justice and the Securities & Exchange Commission for violating the international bribery law.


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  1. Anthony... proud tax payer

    And while Republicans complain about Obama's "Hollywood Donors"... Crooks like this funneled tons of money (both dirty and FILTHY) into Romney's campaign.

    I expect to see/hear the same outrage they recently displayed on the Obama article here on the Adelson one (which is far worse, and far more illegal).


    March 3, 2013 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  2. MaryM

    Surprise, surprise

    March 3, 2013 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  3. Dan

    What political party embraces this guy? How many in Washington has he already bought?

    March 3, 2013 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  4. Jeb

    This is why Adelson spent so much money trying to buy the next President of the United States. He knew that the hammer of justice was about to fall on him and he was, once again, trying to bribe his way out of it.

    March 3, 2013 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  5. Dennis

    Every article on the Ticker from CNN is anit Republican, anti Christian, written to promote Democrats, Hollywood, and social elite.

    March 3, 2013 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  6. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    It's a good thing this guy has money, he is one of the ugliest men in the world!

    March 3, 2013 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  7. basedonfact

    Wow the casinos are involved in criminal activity? What a revelation!

    March 3, 2013 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  8. Pete

    Adelson is also guilty of having bribed legal people in Macao ,China to get his casinos past their gambling rules..He better hope he's found here guilty first before China because the Chinese look down on American law breakers there,especially the wealthy one and aren't nice about sentencing either!!

    March 3, 2013 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  9. rs

    A crooked Republican supporter? Say it isn't so!

    March 3, 2013 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  10. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    This is not a big surprise to me. Given what he has done and who he has supported, it doesn't surprise me.

    March 3, 2013 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  11. Name lynn

    These people need to get a life, all these people been durng is bribing each other down through the years like this is a new probem please.

    March 3, 2013 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  12. Woman In California

    Crickets.... No surprise here and I hope he's indicted for something. The difference between a cheating democrat and a cheating republican are quite significant. Republicans always go big in that department. They take lying and cheating to a new level and Adelson is no different. What a piece of work this guy and his girl are. I hope they go DOWN.

    March 3, 2013 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  13. mario

    you think all of them THE GOP are slime

    March 3, 2013 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  14. Morecattlethanhat

    Just what was he willing to pay the Romney, campaign for that was going to be worth 50 million. It had to be something pretty pocket packing for him to make such an offer. Qui-Bono.

    March 3, 2013 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  15. labman57

    Hmmm. Why do I get the feeling that Adelson may have invested so heavily into Republican campaigns last year in a desperate hope that a GOP victory in the presidential election might have quashed this investigation ...?

    March 3, 2013 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  16. Len

    And just think, he almost was in charge of the United States of America.....He almost bought it....Wake up America!!!!

    March 3, 2013 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |