© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Steve Wynn, Chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts, speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday sued former Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:) CEO Steve Wynn to compel him to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act as an agent of China.
The department said Wynn had contacted then-President Donald Trump and members of his administration in 2017 to convey China’s request to cancel the visa or otherwise remove a Chinese businessperson who had sought political asylum in the United States.