In the month before the Las Vegas Review-Journal publication’s new owner was revealed to be the Sands Corp. The publication
say that three of its reporters were ordered last month by a top GateHouse Media executive to spend two weeks monitoring three Clark County judges without being told why the assignment was needed.
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One of the judges, District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez, is overseeing Jacobs v. Sands, a wrongful termination lawsuit filed against Adelson and his Las Vegas Sands by Steven Jacobs, a former Sands executive in Macau.
Gonzalez also fined Sands and its Chinese subsidiary for deceiving the court and withholding documents, the Review-Journal reported. Adelson also sought to fund a campaign to unseat Gonzalez, the Review-Journal reported.
Now the identity of the paper’s owner has raised some suspicious new questions about the assignment: As it happens, one of those judges was presiding over a long-running lawsuit against Adelson, the Review-Journal reported in a comprehensive story on Friday.
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