OPINION: His friends say Sibella is paying a price for something others are also guilty of

OPINION: His friends say Sibella is paying a price for something others are also guilty of

Article brief provided by The Nevada Independent
  • John L. Smith, The Nevada Independent
April 18, 2024 8:03 PM

Scott Sibella picked up his share of the checks during his long career as a casino executive.

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Some of his friends and allies believe he’s getting stuck with a much bigger tab following a January guilty plea for violating the Bank Secrecy Act in connection with an ongoing federal illegal bookmaking investigation. It’s an offense, they say, that many of Sibella’s former colleagues and co-workers have also committed, and aren’t being asked to pay.

A former president of the MGM Grand and Resorts World Las Vegas, Sibella is scheduled to be sentenced May 8 in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles after admitting he knowingly allowed illegal bookmaker Wayne Nix to gamble at MGM and failed to report it or file the appropriate paperwork.