He's a significant part of the reason the local government is crooked. Insider trading was hardly the worst of the creep's sleaze. A "cool guy" of the sort that used to be known as "goodfellas" who was in the business of doing the washy-washy of money for no-neck bent-nose thugs, bribery greasing his government facilitated land scams that have cost people living in the area hundreds of millions, and on and on. If his transparently ridiculous cover story act as a supposed genius sports bettor and nice guy who is just being unfairly picked on has one single ounce of truth then I'm Jesus Christ & Madame Curie.
I think this is his third felony indictment? I'm starting to lose count with this goombah. None of them coming from the local Southern Nevada law & justice system, and that's definitely no accident. I hope he doesn't beat the rap on this one, and that he drops the soap in the shower a lot. At least once for every buck he got from raping everyone else who wasn't in on his crooked schemes as part of his *ahem* "family" business. Which was not about gambling on sports. That isn't where the money was from, and would not amount to a rounding error in it.
But he apparently did have one of the world's most effective public relations assistants coaching him and booking him for image polishing media events & "charitable" stunts, or perhaps it is that there's a larger than average part of the local audience that's just unusually eager to swallow his particular line of bullspit no matter how thinly dressed up it is.
ADDENDUM: Oh, and I see the pro golfer Phil Mickelson got into this by being in debt with *ahem* loans from good 'ol Billy? Hello?!?! Move along, nothing to see there, no sireee.
Last edited by: DrawingDead on May 19, 2016