U.S. appeals court won’t revive foreign agent case against casino mogul Wynn

U.S. appeals court won’t revive foreign agent case against casino mogul Wynn

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  • Andrew Goudsward, Reuters
June 14, 2024 3:44 PM
  • Andrew Goudsward, Reuters

A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a U.S. Justice Department attempt to revive a lawsuit accusing casino mogul Steve Wynn of lobbying then-President Donald Trump on behalf of China.

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Wynn, the former CEO of Wynn Resorts and finance chair of the Republican National Committee, no longer had an obligation to register as a foreign agent because his alleged lobbying campaign ended in 2017, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit found.

The ruling upheld a lower court decision to dismiss the lawsuit, which sought to compel Wynn to retroactively register his lobbying activities with the U.S. government. Neither ruling addressed whether Wynn lobbied on behalf of China.