Steve Wynn Forced to Register as Foreign Agent

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Former gaming magnate Steve Wynn is being forced to register as a foreign agent by the US Department of Justice related to his efforts to lobby for diplomatic favor for China back in 2017.

Anonymous sources claim that the DOJ has compiled a strong amount of evidence against Wynn related to his involvement with lobbying for China. The feds have told Wynn that he needs to register as a foreign agent, and if he doesn't, will face potential prosecution.

The activity in which Wynn was found to be lobbying for China is related to trying to get the US to extradite businessman Guo Wengui, who was charged with corruption, bribery, fraud, and sexual assault in his home country. Wynn called former President Donald Trump to discuss extraditing Wengui while on his yacht, and later told authorities that China was willing to help America deal with North Korea if they extradited the businessman.

For his part, Wynn's attorney Reid Weingarten claims his client has never done anything wrong, and instead served as a messenger. Wengui is still living in the USA and says that he's happy Wynn is being investigated, noting that: "They should criminally indict him for serving as a greedy spy of the Chinese Communist Party."

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27 May 2021 - 5:39pm

Damn, that's pretty epic. I mean it makes sense that Wynn would lobby to try to get favor in China, as they have properties in Macau, so yeah... that's pretty suspicious.

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28 May 2021 - 7:38pm

Oooh shady works not surprising i must say lol... 😜