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Casino mogul, GOP megadonor Adelson to take medical leave

In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Las Vegas Sands Corporation Chief Executive Sheldon Adelson...
In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Las Vegas Sands Corporation Chief Executive Sheldon Adelson sits onstage before President Donald Trump speaks at the Israeli American Council National Summit in Hollywood, Fla. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)(Patrick Semansky | AP)
Published: Jan. 7, 2021 at 3:17 PM PST
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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas Sands announced Thursday that chairman Sheldon Adelson will take a medical leave after recently resuming cancer treatments.

President and COO Robert G. Goldstein will take the post of acting CEO and chairman. Adelson first announced that he was being treated for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma back in 2019.

Adelson is a Republican megadonor who recently gave $75 million to a super PAC that attacked President-elect Joe Biden in the lead-up to last November’s election. Adelson also owns the largest circulating newspaper in Nevada, the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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