MGM Grand casino customer's money taken by Feds

Nov 17, 2009 3:00 AM
Industry Insider by Ray Poirier |

Susumu Kajiyama enjoyed his visits to MGM Grand in Las Vegas but it will be at least six years before he’s able to visit again.

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In addition, when he does come to Las Vegas, he’ll find that the money he had on deposit at the casino was confiscated by federal agents.

Kajiyama has been identified as a Japanese organized crime figure who is now serving six years in a Japanese prison on loan-sharking charges.

Following an investigation, U.S. federal agents seized nearly $600,000 Kajiyama had in bank accounts, as well as on deposit at the MGM Grand.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency has notified the Nevada Gaming Control Board that it will receive $62,000 of the confiscated money.

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