The US Justice Department on Tuesday sued Steve Wynn to compel the hotel and casino magnate and Republican mega donor to register as an agent of China. The suit, filed in US District Court for the District of Columbia, argues that Wynn, former CEO of Wynn Resorts, leveraged his relationship with then-President Donald Trump and other members of his administration to advance Beijing’s interests in 2017. The US Government said the complaint is the first affirmative civil lawsuit under the Foreign Agents Registration Act in more than 30 years – a sign of stepped-up enforcement efforts under the 1983 law. Wynn, a former finance chairman of the Republican National Committee, is accused of relaying a request from a senior Chinese official asking that the Trump administration remove a Chinese national who had sought asylum in the United States. His activities, prosecutors assert in the lawsuit, included discussing Beijing’s interests directly with Trump during a dinner in June 2017 and providing the Chinese national’s passport photos to the president’s secretary. READ MORE: Golf is capitalism in polo shirts and slacks Elon Musk says he might try to renegotiate Twitter deal for less Melania Trump calls Vogue magazine ‘biased’ for not putting… Read full this story
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