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Imperial Pacific: Bloomberg misrepresented facts, again

A RECENT online news article posted by Bloomberg stated that the Saipan casino office was raided by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents last week.

But Cai Lingli, executive director of Imperial Pacific International Holdings, said Bloomberg has once again misrepresented facts about the island’s casino investor.

“Having made all reasonable inquiries, the [IPI] board hereby clarifies and confirms that there was no raid by Unites States agents on any of its offices, its casino, or buildings as erroneously reported by Bloomberg.”

IPI Holdings will take legal action immediately, Cai Lingli added.

Asked if they raided the Saipan casino office, FBI spokeswoman Michele Ernst said: “We cannot comment, or confirm the existence of investigations or any specifics thereof.”

But she added that “public corruption is the FBI’s top criminal investigative priority. Elected or appointed officials are entrusted and expected to protect the interests of the people with integrity. When that trust is betrayed, the security and stability of our government is put at risk. Anyone with information about a potential violation of federal law is asked to contact the FBI.”

In a separate interview on Thursday, Commonwealth Casino Commission Executive Director Edward Deleon Guerrero said he asked IPI about the Bloomberg report.

“They have denied that federal agents visited any of their facilities and took documents. Their lawyer said no such thing happened. I know that when a warrant is issued it will become public knowledge so I don’t know why Bloomberg posted such a report.”