The former chief executive of Las Vegas Sands Macau casinos alleges in court documents revealed Thursday that billionaire Sheldon Adelson personally approved of prostitution and knew of other improper activity at his company’s properties in Macau.
Jacobs was fired in July 2010 from his role overseeing the Macau properties. He sued the companies and Adelson three months later. In the lawsuit, he accuses the company and Adelson of breach of contract and of pushing him into illegal activity in Macau.
In documents revealed Thursday — including a sworn seven-page declaration that Jacobs submitted along with a summary from his attorneys of problems obtaining documents from Sands — Jacobs describes an effort he launched after arriving in Macau in May 2009 to rid the casino floor of “loan sharks and prostitution.”
Sheldon Adelson is besides being one of the richest casino owners most known for being against online gambling and trade unions, which he believes could hurt his casinos. Sheldon supports Romneys campaign in the presidential election.