Nevada Gaming Regulator Under Federal Investigation
Gaming Commission Member Accused Of Money Laundering Violations
One of the Nevada Gaming Commission’s five members is under investigation by the federal government for allegedly failing to implement proper anti-money laundering practices when running a casino in the past.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nevada Gaming Commission member Michonne Ascuaga, the former CEO of Northern Nevada’s Sparks Nugget, is in the cross hairs of the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. The allegations include her casino at the time not reporting suspicious financial activity.
Ascuaga was appointed by the Gov. Brian Sandoval last April.
The Review-Journal pointed out that she, along with the other Commission members, recently approved a $1.5 million fine paid by Caesars for money-laundering violations at Caesars Palace.
The Nevada Gaming Commission puts the final stamp of approval on recommendations by the state’s three-member Gaming Control Board. Both bodies meet once a month.
|1||$1.6B Project For Wynn Las Vegas Greenlit|
|2||Monte Carlo Casino Closes Poker Room|
|3||Las Vegas' Best Non-WSOP Summer Series In 2017|
|4||Hart Returns To High-Stakes Poker In Monte Carlo|
|5||Man Tries To Rob Poker Game At Gunpoint|
|6||Poker Game At Senior Center Forced To Shut Down|
|7||Busse Wins CPPT Ocean's 11 San Diego Classic|
|8||CPPT Ocean's 11: Recap of Flights 1E and 1F|
|9||California Online Poker Efforts Shelved Indefinitely|
|10||Lampropulos Wins partypoker MILLIONS Main Event|
|1||Man Left Empty Handed After Slot Machine Fiasco|
|2||Bicycle Casino Shut Down After Police Raid|
|3||Poker High Roller Sues Roommate Over Unpaid Rent|
|4||Poker Pro Receives 8 Years For Debt Collection Scheme|
|5||Bicycle Casino Reopens Day After Government Raid|
|6||Man Attacked By Security On United Flight Is A Poker Player|
|7||Feds Indict Another Top Las Vegas Sports Bettor|
|8||Ryan Riess Wins 2017 WPT SHRP Finale|
|9||Bike Raid Could Hurt PokerStars Team In California|
|10||Podcast: Schulman After Losing 7-Figure Roll|