Adelson to answer claims in court about fired former Macau executive

Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson looks set to appear in court for the first time to answer allegations by Steven Jacobs, the former CEO of Las Vegas Sands’ Macau operations, who claims he was wrongfully dismissed.

It will be the first time in the four-and-a-half-year case that Adelson will be forced to take the stand, according to a Bloomberg report.

Jacobs claims he was fired for refusing illegal demands, which he said included a request to dig up information about high-ranking Macau government officials.

The hearing starts Monday and includes other senior LVS officials, the report said. Adelson has denied allegations of wrongdoing.