Sheldon Adelson

  • Current Affairs
  • Russiagate
  • Casinos & Gambling- Las Vegas Sands Corp.
  • China-Sands Macau 2004
  • Trump Donors
  • GOP Donors
  • The Timeline
  • Donald Trump
  • Trump Inauguration
  • Republican Party
    2017 RNC Finance Committee:

    • Louis DeJoy – USPS Postmaster General dismantling the post office for voter suppression, with calls for an investigation 
    • Steve WynnRNC Finance Committee Chairman– Disgraced for sexual misconduct, not criminally charged. #MeToo Subpoenaed forBroidy communications re. Chinese and Malaysian officials at the least
    • Michael CohenDonald Trump is co-conspirator Individual 1 in Campaign Finance Violations and Tax Fraud for paying off Stormy Daniel; RNC Finance Committee – Handled payoffs of $130,000 to porn star Stephanie Clifford aka Stormy Daniels & $150,000 to Playmate Karen McDougal involving David Pecker of AMI/National Enquirer and Atty. Keith Davidson who also handled the $1.6 m payoff to Shera Bechard for forcing an abortion, physical abuse, and herpes.  Cohen’s clients in the case: Donald Trump as David Dennison that Elliott Broidy claimed in Bechard’s case, Sean Hannity. Michael Avenatti (later convicted for financial crimes as an attorney and extorting Nike), became Stormy Daniel’s and McDougal’s attorney, while Bechard contracted Stris & Maher.
    • Elliott Broidy-2017 RNC Finance Committee Chairman 2005-2008, Deputy Finance  Chairman 2017-April 2018; 2009 Bribery of NY State officials to conceal Israeli NSO GroupPegasus  spyware sold to Mexico and involved a feature film production bribe; Tried to get the DOJ to drop the case against Jho Low in the 1MDB Malaysian sovereign wealth fund theft and also to get Mar-a Lago member Guo Wengui extradited to China at Jho Low and a Chinese government official’s request.
    • Steve Wynn subpoenaed for evidence
      • July 28, 2020-Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak sentenced “to 12 years in jail on one count of abuse of power, 10 years each for three counts of criminal breach of trust, and 10 years each for three counts of money laundering, as well as a fine of 210 million ringgit ($49.4 million). But he ordered the sentences to run concurrently, meaning that Najib will face only up to 12 years in jail.” AP
  • The Film Producers: Elliott Broidy, Steve Mnuchin, Jho Low, Steve Bannon, David Bossie
    • GOP Donors
    • Sheldon Adelson-2012-$250,000 to the Patriot Prosperity super PAC
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    • First Amendment Freedoms
    • Money Laundering
    • Financial Crimes
      • Broidy was Managing Director for Taco Bell’s Bell Enterprises 1982-1991, 1991 Broidy Capital Management CEO; ESI Holdings chairman, LA City Fire & Police Pension Fund-Commissioner & Chairman of the Alternative Investment Committee 2002-2009; CalPERS under Mayor Villaragosa; 2002 Markstone Capital Partners Israeli investment firm-NY State Pension Fund lead investor $250 million, Broidy pleaded guilty in 2009 felony bribery reduced to misdemeanor +$18 million restitution. 
      • Pro-Israel LobbyBroidy is active in the Los Angeles Jewish community and featured in Haim Saban’s Brookings Institute report; laundered money from UAE contracts via Broidy’s Canadian firm to pay for Anti-Qatar conferences at the Hudson Institute & the pro-Netanyahu think tank Foundation for Defense of Democracies
      • Think Tanks
            • Foundation for Defense of Democracies- pro-Netanyahuthink tank on the Iran deal, Sanctions, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict  The Little Think Tank That Could Inside the small, pro-Israel outfit leading the attack on Obama’s Iran deal. Slate August 18, 2015 By
              “FDD’s executive director, Mark Dubowitz, is credited with helping design the sanctions regime that was put in place in 2010 and with helping Sens. Mark Kirk and Robert Menendez craft a bill that they introduced in December 2013 that would have set conditions on a final agreement that Iran would have been sure to reject...FDD’s chief funders have been drawn almost entirely from American Jews who have a long history of funding pro-Israel organizations. They include Bernard Marcus, the co-founder of Home Depot, whiskey heirs Samuel and Edgar Bronfman, gambling mogul Sheldon Adelson, heiress Lynn Schusterman, Wall Street speculators Michael Steinhardt and Paul Singer, and Leonard Abramson, founder of U.S. Healthcare. As Eli Clifton has documented, from 2008 to 2011, the largest contributors were Abramson, Marcus, Adelson, and Singer, and businessman Newton Becker. Some of FDD’s donors, particularly in the organization’s early years, gave to a wide range of groups that back Israel, but some of them, including Marcus, Adelson, Becker, and their foundations, have also contributed to groups like the Zionist Organization of America and Christians United for Israel that are aligned with Israeli right-wing nationalists who favor a “greater Israel” that includes East Jerusalem and the West Bank settlements. (When I asked May whether he agreed with Adelson’s stands on Iran and Palestinian statehood, he said that Adelson hadn’t contributed to FDD for “some time” and that he was not “up-to-date” on Adelson’s views. Nevertheless, in a July 2012 article in National Review objecting to a New York Times editorial critical of Adelson, May defended the gambling mogul’s rejection of a Palestinian state.)”

Sheldon Adelson Bets It All The billions he made in Macau transformed him into a GOP kingmaker. But has he overplayed his hand? Mother Jones Matt IsaacsMarch/April 2016 issue “Adelson has used his fortune to reshape right-wing politics in both America and Israel, establishing himself as a GOP kingmaker in the post-Citizens United era. In December, he backed a secretive $140 million purchase of the Review-Journal, putting Nevada’s largest paper in the hands of its richest resident and a fixture of its biggest industry, and increasing his influence on Nevada’s early presidential caucuses. And now, as the 2016 campaign swings into high gear, Adelson faces a long-standing Justice Department probe that could generate embarrassing headlines for the mogul and the candidates he backs….

Adelson became a venture capitalist in the 1960s, investing in a bull market and losing a fortune when it went bust. He sold condominiums. He started a charter travel service. But he hit upon his first great success in 1979 when he created Comdex, a computer trade show that eventually drew more than 225,000 people to Las Vegas, an event so large it had to be held in multiple locations. Adelson decided to build his own convention center, and he found some land owned by the Sands Hotel, which he purchased in 1989.

As the hotel’s new owner, Adelson had to seek a gambling license and endure a rigorous background check. The Nevada Gaming Control Board dug up scores of lawsuits in which he had failed to pay his debts. Massachusetts had suspended his real estate license. His longtime friend and business partner Irwin Chafetz (who still sits on the board of Las Vegas Sands Corp.) had ties to a man named Henry Vara who’d been accused of skimming from the gay bars he owned, one of which was notorious for prostitution.

The regulators asked tough questions about Chafetz’s associations, but Adelson told them that he didn’t want to drop his friend from the application. “That man and I are almost like Siamese twins,” Adelson told the board. “We are almost joined physically. There is nothing in the world that can convince me he would do anything wrong.”

Adelson would win his license, but not before one of the board’s regulators warned him of the dangers of this kind of loyalty. “I may have some problems,” the official said, “with your ability to judge people and character.”

Two years after the purchase of the Sands Hotel made him a casino magnate, Adelson married his second wife, Miriam Ochshorn, an Israeli doctor who would nurture his passion for her home country. Over time she came to assume a substantial role in their family’s business and political interests, and she has been spoken of as a potential successor to her husband.

In 1995, Adelson sold his trade show for $862 million and hired a superteam of casino industry veterans to grow Sands Corp. One of them, William Weidner,became the company’s president the following year. Handsome and hard-nosed, Weidner would help run the company for 13 years as it expanded, first in Vegas and eventually across the Pacific.

The old Sands Hotel had once played host to Frank Sinatra and his legendary entourage. Adelson demolished it. (“It was the home of what they called the Rat Pack, a very glamorous history in Las Vegas,” Adelson later said. “So I tore it down.”) In its place, he built the Venetian, inspired by the city where he and Miriam had honeymooned. When it opened in 1999, the faux-Italian complex was the largest gambling resort Vegas had ever seen, and competitors derided him for building too many rooms. But it was soon packed.”Mother Jones

Rabbi Shmuley Gets Boost From Adelsons Wall St. Journal Alicia Mundy August 20, 2012 “Mr. Adelson, who runs the Las Vegas Sands international gaming empire, and his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, who runs the Adelson drug clinic, have each given $250,000 to a new independent super PAC called the Patriot Prosperity PAC, according to people close to the Adelsons and the PAC.”

Sex tips from Pamela Anderson and an Orthodox rabbi New York Post By Doree Lewak April 18, 2018 “It didn’t take long after meeting infamous Playboy Playmate Pamela Anderson for Rabbi Shmuley Boteach to broach the subject of pornography. “She doesn’t believe that Playboy is pornographic — she considers it art. I respectfully disagree,” says Boteach, a celebrity holy man and author of 30 books, including the best-selling “Kosher Sex.” The unlikely duo first got together in a Malibu, Calif., coffeehouse in 2016, after being introduced by a mutual friend, the casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who is a neighbor of Anderson’s in Malibu. In “Lust for Love,” out next week, Anderson, 50, and Boteach, 51, write of how meaningful, passionate sex is on the decline, and call for a new “sensual revolution” that emphasizes connecting with partners in the bedroom. In 2006, she married on-again-off-again flame Kid Rock, but the union lasted less than a year. Then, in October 2007, she wed Rick Salomon (the poker player best known for his sex tape with Paris Hilton), but Anderson requested an annulment a few months later. Most recently, she’s been linked to 32-year-old French soccer star Adil Rami and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, though she maintains that she and Assange are just friends.”