IPI owes community benefit fund $37 million

Commonwealth Casino Commission (CCC) executive director Charlie Atalig has filed a complaint against IPI for allegedly failing to contribute $40 million in community benefits and funds between 2018 and 2019, local media reports. 

The executive director has asked the CCC to declare that IPI committed two separate violations in regards to self-reporting, and asked the commission to declare each violation as a major offense and to order IPI to pay a fine of $50,000 per violation. 

He has also asked the CCC to suspend IPI’s license until all community benefit fund payments are paid in full. 

In his complaint, Atalig said that IPI has contributed only $3 million to the community fund in the two years. 

Under the casino license agreement, IPI is required to contribute $20 million toward community benefit programs each year.