Mariana Islands Casino To Pay DOJ Record $3M Forfeiture

By Maya Rajamani (July 23, 2015, 10:07 PM EDT) -- A casino on the Northern Mariana Islands agreed to forfeit a record $3.04 million to settle a criminal case with the U.S. Department of Justice over the alleged failure to report more than $138 million in cash transactions, the department said Thursday.

The nonprosecution agreement with the Tinian Dynasty Hotel & Casino is the "largest forfeiture ever collected by the United States," Alicia Limtiaco, U.S. attorney for Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, said in a statement. 

The $3.04 million follows a $75 million civil money penalty that Tinian Dynasty, officially known as Hong Kong Entertainment (Overseas) Investments Ltd. agreed to...

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