FBI visits office of Saipan casino run by Trump protege

Bloomberg reports: Agents from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation visited an office belonging to the operator of a casino on the remote U.S. island of Saipan that has attracted attention for its huge revenues, according to a local legislator and residents.. FBI personnel, accompanied by uniformed police officers, arrived Thursday morning at a local office used by Imperial Pacific An investor in one of Macau's largest junket operators plans to build a $3 billion casino resort complex in the western Pacific island of Saipan amid sluggish growth at home, the world's biggest Admissions made in settlement of Saipan casino law suit. By Ferdie De La Torre. SAIPAN, CNMI (Saipan Tribune, Feb. 26, 2015) – Lt. Gov. Ralph DLG. Torres, House Speaker Joseph P. Deleon Guerrero (R-Saipan), and House vice speaker Rafael S. Demapan (R-Saipan) have admitted to violating the Open Government Act in the passage of Public Laws 18-38 and 18-43, also known as the Saipan casino law Saipan's economy had been buoyed by Hong Kong-listed Imperial Pacific International Holdings' casino since it opened as a temporary facility in 2015. The project has contributed to around 60 Long-time Commonwealth Development Authority legal counsel F. Matthew Smith passed away at his residence on Capital Hill last Friday, July 31, of natural causes, Saipan Tribune learned. Smith’s wife, Christina, died in 2013. Last year, Crime Stoppers International awarded her the... Marianas Variety is a daily newspaper published in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, five times per week. It is owned by Younis Art Studio Inc. Marianas Variety is a member of the Associated Press, Reuters, and the Pacific Islands News Association. CNMI Customs agents arrested Tuesday in San Vicente a storeowner who allegedly paid $20,000 to a Customs’ confidential source to deliver contraband cigarettes for her store. Gui Han Xu, 43, was arrested for importation of contraband and conspiracy. Her bail was set at $10,000 cash plus $20,000 in unsecured bond. Xu appeared in Superior Court yesterday with her counsel, F. Matthew Smith. She

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