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Lawyer: Casino mogul, GOP donor Adelson in dire health

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Posted at 7:06 PM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 23:08:12-05

LAS VEGAS (AP/KTNV) — Casino magnate and GOP donor Sheldon Adelson is not in good health and has not been at his company's offices in Las Vegas since around Christmas Day.

Adelson's poor health was revealed earlier this week by one of his company's attorneys during a court hearing in a years-old case brought by a Hong Kong businessman.

Attorney James Jimmerson told the court the condition of the 85-year-old billionaire is dire.

Adelson and his wife gave President Donald Trump's campaign $30 million in 2016 and gave $100 million to the Republican Party for the 2018 midterm elections.

Thursday, Las Vegas Sands Corp. released the following statement:

"Mr. Adelson is still dealing with certain side effects from medication he is taking for the treatment of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

These side effects have restricted his availability to travel or keep regular office hours. They have not, however, prevented him from fulfilling his duties as chairman and CEO.

The company anticipates he will return to his regular schedule at the completion of his treatment."