Gambling billionaire Sheldon Adelson will face the music this week in a pre-trial hearing regarding a former executive of Adelson's Sands Macau resort, who sued because he felt he was illegally fired for reporting money-laundering activity.
A judge ruled that Adelson will have to face questioning by the lawyers of Steven Jacobs, who served as the CEO of the Macau branch of the Las Vegas Sands group. The billionaire will have to face questions for up to 49 hours to answer questions directly related to the case.
While the judge has ordered the testimony, Adelson's team is not going quietly, as they are appealing the ruling to the Nevada Supreme Court in an attempt to get the man off the hook.
Jacobs is suing Adelson and Sands for wrongful termination, after he declined several large transactions that were suspicious because of money-laundering concerns. Adelson claims that Jacobs was fired for incompetency.
Casino Listings will update this story as more developments arise.