Universal lawyer offered to pay for employee silence, Reuters says

    A Universal Entertainment lawyer offered to pay a former Universal employee if he withdrew a claim that the company had given bribes to advance a Philippine casino project, Reuters reported, citing a copy of the proposal. Lawyer, Yuki Arai, presented the proposal to a lawyer for the former employee in July 2013. According to the document, the proposed conditions included Nakano handing over any materials he had provided to the FBI and the Nevada Gaming Control Board and not providing further information to investigative agencies. No monetary figure was specified in the two-page proposal sent by fax. At the time, the FBI, the Nevada gaming regulator and the Philippine government had started probing $40 million in payments made by affiliates of the Japanese gaming company in 2010 to a Philippine consultant, Reuters said.