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Campaign for Accountability Requests Investigation of Sheldon Adelson and Las Vegas Sands' Ties to Chinese Organized Crime

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) asked the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the Federal Election Commission to investigate Sheldon Adelson and the Las Vegas Sands Corporation's (LVS) ties to Chinese organized crime in its Macau operations and determine whether illegally laundered foreign funds are making their way into the campaign coffers of American politicians.

Internal company documents show that LVS maintains a business relationship with a Cheung Chi Tai, identified as the leader of a triad – a Chinese organized crime ring – by the Senate committee in the early 1990s. LVS also has a relationship with Ng Lap Seng, a Chinese billionaire currently facing criminal charges in the Southern District of New York. Mr. Ng is described in a report commissioned by LVS as a member of a triad and as controlling prostitution in Macau.

CfA Executive Director Anne Weismann stated, "Sheldon Adelson is one of the largest if not the largest political donor in history. Federal authorities have long been concerned about the...