Dan Gilbert forced to have political donation returned

Sep 9, 2013 9:01 PM

Dan Gilbert, founder of mortgage lender Quicken Loans and owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, drew the concern of the Michigan gaming regulators recently and was forced to have a political donation returned.

Unaware casino owners were barred by law from making donations to state or local politicians, Gilbert donated $80,000 to a super PAC that supported Detroit mayoral candidate Mike Duggan.

He asked that the money be returned after receiving a complaint from the Michigan Gaming Control Board.

Gilbert owns the Greektown Casino-Hotel in downtown Detroit.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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