May 23, 2015 11:00 pm -


A U.S. court will hear accusations that Sheldon Adelson, a major Republican donor, has ties to organized crime in China.

Las Vegas Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez ruled that a hearing over the full case will take place in a Nevada courtroom, according to The Guardian, dealing a blow to Adelson, the owner of Las Vegas Sands and a major GOP political donor.

“This matter has been pending in Nevada courts for almost five years,” Gonzalez said. “Judicial economy would be served by continuing his litigation in Nevada.”

Her ruling follows a month of legal arguments over where jurisdiction in a wrongful dismissal lawsuit against Adelson should take place.

Steven Jacobs, the suit’s plaintiff, has argued that Adelson unfairly terminated him as chief executive of Adelson’s casinos in Macao, China, in a case that has remained tangled in courts since 2010.

Jacobs alleged that Adelson fired him after he blocked hundreds of thousands of dollars meant for Leonel Alves, a Macau legislator and lawyer. He has argued that the funds would have potentially breached U.S. anti-bribery laws.

Jacobs additionally charged that Adelson and Alves refused his attempts to break ties with Macau’s triads, the Chinese organized crime groups that run illegal operations there.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

22 responses to GOP Donor Adelson Accused Of Organized Crime Ties

  1. rg9rts May 24th, 2015 at 6:00 am

    ROTFLMAO…This is news???

    • causeican May 24th, 2015 at 7:58 am

      ROTFTYAM…It is because it’s new.

      • Budda May 24th, 2015 at 8:50 am

        Not that new. I was aware of this a year ago at least.

        • causeican May 24th, 2015 at 10:16 am

          Adleson being a crook is not new. The ruling is.

          “Associated Press

          May 22, 2015 | 10:48 p.m. EDT

          By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL, Associated Press

          LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge has decided a wrongful termination case against Macau-based Sands China Ltd. and Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson can stay in Nevada largely because of the influence Adelson wielded over the company, often from several thousand miles away.

          Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez issued her ruling Friday afternoon after hearing several days of testimony in April and May to determine if Nevada has jurisdiction over the lawsuit filed by the former CEO of Sands China, Steven Jacobs”

      • rg9rts May 24th, 2015 at 11:01 am

        Not if you know anything about the Jewish Mafia

        • Jake May 24th, 2015 at 12:17 pm

          Wow – anti-semite much.

          • rg9rts May 24th, 2015 at 12:22 pm

            Kiss Meyer Lansky’s butt…are you as stupid as you appear or did you go to school for it

          • Jake May 24th, 2015 at 12:37 pm

            I’m sure the Jewish people will survive your vile attempt to sully an entire race, and I am just as sure I will survive your laughable attempt to defend your position. I know you didn’t have to go to school to learn your bigotry – it came straight from the pages of Goebbels . He failed and so will you.

          • rg9rts May 24th, 2015 at 12:45 pm

            Yo imbecile…you sound just like the local hasidim…that is their favorite cry! Antisemitism ….wake up and die right.. the peoples paradise has no crime…FOOL

          • rg9rts May 24th, 2015 at 1:12 pm

            Google the purple gang…Detroit variety ,your knowledge of history is woefully lacking when the best you can do is bandy about paranoid epithets..get educated and then we can talk.. pathetic

          • Dwendt44 May 24th, 2015 at 3:52 pm

            Are you denying that there is a Jewish Mafia?

          • Jake May 24th, 2015 at 6:32 pm

            Which one do you mean – the one which makes matzo out of Christian blood or the one which is trying to take over the world by controlling the banks – you’ll have to forgive me I’m not up to date on the latest print of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion – I’m sure you will be able to enlighten us all.

          • Dwendt44 May 24th, 2015 at 9:53 pm


    • thinkingwomanmillstone May 24th, 2015 at 3:06 pm

      Well it’s certainly not new “news”. His connections have been brought up many times before and this suit has been around for a while. It’s what qualifies as news on a holiday weekend.

      • rg9rts May 24th, 2015 at 4:55 pm

        Probably true…

    • dave-dr-gonzo May 25th, 2015 at 10:40 am


      And this concludes today’s episode of “Very Short Answers to Questions Which Betray Willful Ignorance.” Tune in next time for more terse fun!

  2. anothertoothpick May 24th, 2015 at 11:24 am

    I think in all fairness, I should explain to you exactly what it is that I do. For instance tomorrow morning I’ll get up nice and early, take a walk down over to the bank and… walk in and see and, uh… if you don’t have my money for me, I’ll… crack your fuckin’ head wide-open in front of everybody in the bank. And just about the time that I’m comin’ out of jail, hopefully, you’ll be coming out of your coma. And guess what? I’ll split your fuckin’ head open again. ‘Cause I’m fuckin’ stupid. I don’t give a fuck about jail. That’s my business. That’s what I do.

  3. Republicans_are_Evil May 24th, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    So the GOP has ties to organized crime. Is anyone surprised?

    • AnthonyLook May 25th, 2015 at 6:24 pm

      Adelson’s ties to China proves foreign puppetry of GOP.

  4. robert May 24th, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    political organized crime in china ? they learn from the best

  5. Mike May 24th, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Anyone who donates anything to the GOP is guilty of organized crime ties….period.

  6. liberalMD May 25th, 2015 at 1:58 am

    This should be fun…..another lengthy court trial to prove the obvious.