Closing arguments begin in Sheldon Adelson case

Molly Waldron

Closing arguments begin in Sheldon Adelson case

CREATED May. 9, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The case against billionaire Sheldon Adelson is finally nearing an end. 

Attorneys for the plaintiff Richard Suen made their closing arguments on Thursday. 

The case has been in and out of the courts for nearly a decade, but it's finally nearing a close as the prosecution made their closing arguments to the jury that local billionaire businessman Sheldon Adelson would not be experiencing his current success in Macau without the help of their client Richard Suen.

Attorneys began their closing arguments by saying Suen himself is responsible for securing that crucial gaming license that the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Adelson's company, needed to operate overseas. 

According to Adelson, Suen merely brought amenities to the hotel as a consultant and said that he had no influence on why Adelson was interested in developing in Macau. 

An attorney for Suen said he deserves a $328 million settlement for all the services he brought to Sands. He said he knows that sounds like a lot, but in the grand scheme of things it's only 2 percent of all the money Sands has earned since entering the Asian gaming market.

Richard Suen's attorneys finished their closing statements late Thursday afternoon. Adelson's attorneys will start their closing arguments early Friday morning. When they finish, the judge will give the jury time to deliberate. 

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