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Blackmail and Extortion
Sam Nazarian wins casino license, must submit to random drug testing
Sam Nazarian wins casino license, must submit to random drug testing

LAS VEGAS — Los Angeles nightlife mogul Sam Nazarian saved his casino license Thursday by eating heaping portions of humble pie before the Nevada State Gaming Commission. All four commission members said they had arrived at the meeting intending to reject Nazarian's application — after disclosures that he had recently used cocaine, lied about it to investigators and paid as much as $3 million to a two-time felon in what Nazarian described as extortion. All four members changed their minds after hearing from a penitent Nazarian, promising to address any addiction issues he may have and to take time off from running his sprawling hospitality empire. "I'm taking...

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