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FBI Videotapes in Casino Employee's House

17 February 2005

CONNECTICUT – As reported by the Connecticut Day: "A Mohegan Sun employee who was cooperating with the FBI attended a party at the Uncasville home of co-worker LeLe Lam last November and secretly recorded a game of Pai Gow, according to a court document.

"Detectives who later reviewed the audio and video recordings said Lam, the casino's vice president of Asian marketing, collected an undetermined amount of money that players set aside as a 'commission' during the game.

"State police arrested Lam, 33, of 122 Richard Brown Drive, on Jan. 31 and charged her with professional gambling and maintaining a gambling premise. The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Commission and state Division of Special Revenue suspended her gaming license and she was barred from the casino.

"…Mitchell Etess, president and chief executive of Mohegan Sun, said Lam's case is not related to the casino and that he is unaware of any ongoing investigations by the FBI that involve Mohegan Sun.

"Casino management has not taken any internal actions relative to employees who allegedly gathered at Lam's house…"

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