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Justice Dept investigates GOP donor's company
 
Sheldon Adelson in 2005: The casino tycoon and his wife, who have given $10 million to a pro-Gingrich super PAC, are being aggressively wooed by Team Romney.
Sheldon Adelson in 2005: The casino tycoon and his wife, who have given $10 million to a pro-Gingrich super PAC, are being aggressively wooed by Team Romney.
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The Justice Department is investigating whether Las Vegas Sands Corp., owned by high-profile Republican donor Sheldon Adelson, broke money-laundering laws by failing to alert authorities to millions of dollars transferred to its casinos by two Las Vegas high rollers. The deposits were made in the mid-2000s by a Mexican pharmaceutical businessman, later indicted for drug trafficking in 2007, and a California executive with Fry's Electronics, who later pleaded guilty to taking illegal kickbacks.

 

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