A LIBERAL political group yesterday accused a billionaire casino investor of making an illegal campaign contribution to Gov. Corbett.
Keystone Progress filed a complaint with the state Gaming Control Board against Sheldon Adelson, a Republican mega-donor and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corp.
The group claims that an Adelson contribution of nearly $1 million ended up in Corbett's campaign account, in violation of the state gaming law's prohibition of casino owners giving political contributions in Pennsylvania.
"Mr. Adelson's contribution was massive, and strikes at the heart of why the political-influence restrictions exist," Nathan Sooy, a Keystone Progress adviser, wrote in the complaint. "I urge the board to act promptly.