Prosecutors have gathered evidence against Steve Wynn, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is reportedly preparing to sue Wynn over allegations that he attempted to lobby members of the Trump administration.
During Donald Trump’s presidency, Wynn served as an informal adviser, and allegations suggest that in 2017, he attempted to persuade US officials to deport Chinese businessman Guo Wengui.
The problem is that Wynn was acting on behalf of the Chinese government. He was providing the country with someone who is still a fugitive in China.
Wengui then left China in 2014 in search of asylum in the United States. And he has been residing in New York since then. He has been charged with bribery and sexual assault.
The DOJ is reportedly prepared to take Wynn to court if he fails to register as a lobbyist under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). FARA allows judges to force compliance with the law.
“Steve Wynn never served as an agent or lobbyist for China,” Wynn’s attorney told The Wall Street Journal.
“He was was a faithful messenger of information to our government.”
Wynn was a crucial figure in the growth of Las Vegas over the years. But he became infamous following a series of sexual misconduct allegations.