The health of Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino owner and one of Republicans biggest donors, is "terrible," according to his lawyer.
Adelson, the 85-year-old founder of Las Vegas Sands Corp., was scheduled to testify in an upcoming suit with Richard Suen, who has been seeking redress since 2004, after helping the company obtain a license to operate casinos. in Macao. .
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However, Jim Jimmerson, a Las Vegas Sands Las Vegas lawyer, told the court on Monday that Sheldon had not been in his office since the third week of December, adding that on January 15, he learned "the terrible nature of M. The state of health of Adelson, " Bloomberg reported.
Jimmerson stated that Adelson "did not actually participate in the company's proceedings regarding his physical presence in Las Vegas within the company located on Las Vegas Boulevard, since approximately Christmas Day. ". The Nevada Independent, who was the first to report on Adelson's health.
The news site also announced that Adelson had missed a teleconference on Jan. 23 regarding the fourth-quarter results of Las Vegas Sands, as it was "a little under the weather", thus downplaying the decline of his health.
Before the 2018 elections, Adelson had donated millions of dollars to two conservative super-PACs. Adelson and his wife, Miriam, contributed $ 25 million to the Senate Leadership Fund and $ 30 million to the Congressional Leadership Fund. In addition, the couple contributed more than $ 113 million GOP causes during the mid-course cycle.
The couple was a staunch supporter of the Republican Party and was considered a prominent figure in the GOP.