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DOJ Sues Steve Wynn to Force Him to Register as Chinese Agent

  • US says Wynn lobbied Trump on behalf of Chinese government
  • Wynn’s lawyers say he ‘never acted as an agent of the Chinese’
Steve Wynn

Steve Wynn

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Former Wynn Resorts Chief Executive Officer Stephen Wynn lobbied Donald Trump in 2017 on behalf of the Chinese government which sought the return of an exiled businessman, the US said in a lawsuit seeking to compel Wynn to register as a foreign agent.

Wynn engaged in those efforts at the request of Sun Lijun, a former Vice Minister of China’s ministry of public security, and did so to protect operations of casinos in Macau owned by Wynn’s company, the Justice Department said in the complaint filed in federal court in Washington.