Federal Charges Against Tinian Dynasty

May 2, 2013

Photo by W. L. Doromal ©2008













The Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino, known for cheating foreign workers of their wages, now is facing closure as the The U.S. government charged Hong Kong Entertainment (Overseas) Investments, LTD dba Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino, Casino Manager Tim Blythe, and VIP Services Manager George Que with three criminals charges: conspiracy to cause a financial institution to fail to file a currency transaction report (18 U.S.C. §371), Causing a financial institution to fail to file a currency transaction report, (31 U.S.C. §§ 5324(a)(1) and (d)(2); and 18 U.S.C. §2).

The complaint states that beginning around September 2009 until the present the defendants failed to  file required Casino Transaction Reports for Casino (CTRC), Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN) Form 103 on transactions involving over $10,000 in currency. The reports are required to protect against money laundering and other financial crime. (see this link for more information on these required forms.)

Undercover agents, posing as customers who used large amounts of currency but did not want financial reports filed. Over $100,000 in illegal activity occurred over the span of 12 months.

Ever since the Tinian Dynasty opened there have been rumors that it was engaged in money laundering.

The business faces severe fines and a bleak future. The Marianas Variety summarized the sentence and consequences for the individuals and business:
The maximum sentence for each offense is imprisonment for not more than 10 years, a fine of not more than $500,000 for an individual, and a fine of not more than $1,000,000 for a corporation, the prosecution said. 
There is also a forfeiture provision wherein, upon conviction, the defendants would forfeit their interest in two bank accounts on Guam, two bank accounts on Saipan, and in the Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino.
Read the complaint:

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wendy, Off subject)
I sent you an e-mail from the US House Of Rep on Oversight Hearings.
This pertains to Social Security Admin. purchase of .357 mag. hollow point bullets. (and shotgun shells)
Just under $100k worth for this year.
Please look for it.

Anonymous said...

Anon

The ammunition is for civil unrest. Our Country is at the tipping point of collapse - why do you think Barack Obama doubled the national debt in four years and increased food stamps by 80% ?

Wendy Doromal said...

6:23 I did not get it.

1:35 President Obama did not double the debt.Read the facts.

Qualifications for food stamps are based on income and family size. The fact is that there is a growing number of poor in this country. The rich get richer at the expense of everyone else.

Anonymous said...

Wendy, is this your correct e-mail?
If so I will resend.

Anonymous said...

TINIAN DYNASTY IS THE MOST ILLIGAL PRACTICES COMPANY IN THE CNMI.IT'S NOT PAYING EMPLYOYEES SINCE JAN 26,2013.NEITHER LOCAL ADMINISTRATION NOR FEDERAL IS TAKING ANY ACTION AGAIST DYNASTY,WHY? SOME LOCALS HAS COMPLAINED IN LOCAL LABOR AND THEY WERE PAID BUT THOSE GUEST WORKER WHO SCARED TO CMPLAIN WERE NOT PAID.LOCAL NEWS PAPERS RAISE THIS ISSUE LAST MONTH AND EVERYBODY IS AWARE OF THIS BUT DON'T LIKE TO TAKE ANY ACTION,WHY? DYNASTY IS ALLOWING $150.000 MAXIMUM BET BUT WHY CAN'T PAY? IF THEY DON'T HAVE MONEY THEN HOW COME THEY GIVING 150K MAXIMUM BET? FBI AND IRS SHOULD COMPLETELELY INVESTIGATE DYNASTY'S ACCOUNT.HOW MANY TIMES LACAL GOVERNMET GIVE TAX RELIEF TO DYNASTY AND WHY?

Wendy Doromal said...

2:49 I agree. It is mind boggling that the feds can go after the Tinian Dynasty for violating financial regulations, but allows crimes involving innocent victims to continue unchecked. Continued wage theft has been ongoing for decades. Incredible!

Yes, and why should this criminal company get tax relief?