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Former Sands exec turns on Adelson in testimony

April 10, 2013 • Business


William Weidner, former president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp, testifies, Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. Weidner, who headed Las Vegas Sands Corp. for almost 14 years gave blistering testimony Wednesday against his former boss, Sheldon Adelson (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jeff Scheid) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; LAS VEGAS SUN OUT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Most fired employees can only dream about detailing their former boss’s missteps and mistreatment in open court.

Williams Weidner, who was second in command at Las Vegas Sands Corp. for 14 years, got the chance Wednesday, and he appeared to relish the opportunity to tell a jury what it was like to work for casino mogul Sheldon Adelson.

Speaking energetically, but without the jokes and asides that characterized Adelson’s testimony earlier this week, Weidner said the 79-year-old Sands CEO had treated him poorly, sought to silence him, and nearly drove his own company to bankruptcy.

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