U.S. sues to compel former casino magnate Wynn to register as agent of China

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.