Steve Wynn may be required to defend himself again in court. He was the former CEO of Wynn Resorts.
In an earlier case, the developer was accused of lobbying on behalf of China to the Trump administration and was asked to register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agent Registration Act. According to allegations, Wynn asked former-POTUS Donald Trump for him to deport Guo Wengui back to China, a dissident.
The federal court ruled that , the casino magnate, does not need to register. The US District Judge James E. Boasberg stated that even if Wynn had ties to the Chinese government in 2017, they must have ended by 2017.
The US Government is now attempting to appeal the decision. The US Government claimed that Boasberg’s decision set a dangerous precedent, as less people would register under FARA after they had stopped working for another country.
Steve Wynn, who was the finance chairman for the Republican National Committee during the Guo case, is also worth mentioning.
Wynn asked Trump to deport Guo
Guo Wengui, a Chinese billionaire, fled his country in 2014 when he was accused of corruption. He called the accusations untrue and said they were the result of government corruption.
Guo was executed in China. According to the Chinese Government, Guo is guilty of corrupting the stock market, abandoning his post during the pandemic, and manipulating the stock exchange.
Sun Lijun was the former vice-minister of China’s Ministry of Public Security. During Guo’s exile, he became his target. The previous lawsuit claims that Elliot Broidy, a lobbyist, introduced Wynn and Sun. According to the allegations, Wynn then decided to assist the Chinese diplomat in getting Guo back home to China.
Some speculate Wynn may have wanted to maintain a good relationship with the Chinese Government, in hopes that it would help his Macau business. According to the lawsuit, Wynn dined and spoke with Trump on multiple occasions about the Guo case.
It is not the first time that Wynn or his company has been accused of a crime. He was charged with intimidating Angelica Limcaco who testified that he and his company raped a salon employee in 2005.
, however, dismissed the latter case as being unviable and obsolete.