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Attorneys Make Final Arguments in Adelson Case

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Sheldon Adelson in court Friday. Sheldon Adelson in court Friday.

LAS VEGAS -- Gaming company Las Vegas Sands fired back in court Friday.

The company said the man suing billionaire Sheldon Adelson over a business dispute was not truthful on the witness stand.

After 42 days in court, the case is about to go to the jury.

Adelson, owner of the Las Vegas Strip resorts Venetian and Palazzo, is being sued by Richard Suen, a Hong Kong businessman.

Suen believes the reason Adelson is having success in Macau's vibrant gambling industry is because Suen helped him get a coveted gaming license.

Adelson and his team say Suen didn't hold up his end of the bargain.

In court Friday, the defense attorney, representing Las Vegas Sands, painted Suen as not truthful when he took the stand compared to the last trial five years ago.

"The consequence is that person does not deserve a red cent for treating his oath the way you've seen it in this case," said Richard Sauber, an attorney representing Las Vegas Sands.

Suen says he helped arrange meetings with the Chinese government to get the license and therefore deserves $328 million for his work. Macau is a special administrative region of China.

Because of its special status, Macau operates as an autonomous state with its own laws, but China provides the region with defense and handles its foreign affairs.

The Adelson team says the Chinese government could not get involved in issuing a gaming license in Macau.

As of late Friday afternoon, Suen's attorney was delivering final arguments. He has one last chance to convince the jury Suen should get paid.

This is a re-trial because the Nevada Supreme Court threw out the last verdict, which Suen won.

The jury is expected to begin deliberations Monday morning.

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