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Senate shoots down call to probe Pagcor chief By Angie M. Rosales 02/29/2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Senate shoots down call to probe Pagcor chief

By Angie M. Rosales 02/29/2012

Senate leaders are not keen on probing the alleged bribery charges against Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. chairman and chief operating officer (CEO) Cristino Naguiat Jr. filed by Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts Ltd., owned by American casino magnate Steve Wynn.

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile dismissed any significance on Wynn’s charges on Naguiat’s alleged receipt of $110,000 worth of accommodations and cash gifts, including a $20,000 shopping and gaming money, during a recent visit to Wynn Resorts in Macau in 2010 hosted by Japanese businessman Kazuo Okada.

“Investigate? For what?” asked Enrile.

Whether the allegations against Naguiat are true, the Pagcor official cannot be made to face charges in the Philippines but in the country where the supposed crime was committed, the Senate leader said..... MORE

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