Attorney Marshall Cole of California filed a six-count complaint against Scott Sibella and Resorts World Las Vegas alleging negligence, civil conspiracy, and intentional infliction of mental distress. Since the casino’s inauguration in June 2021, Cipriani has been a frequent gambler there. He is requesting an undisclosed amount in compensation and punitive damages.
After leaving the firm in the middle of September, Sibella was fired for disobeying the conditions of her job contract and company policy. On September 15, Resorts World’s parent company, Genting Berhad, declared Peter LaVoie as the new CEO.
Sibella’s attorney, J. Colby Williams, stated, “While we are still reviewing Mr. Cipriani’s complaint, it appears to be the latest rehashing of allegations against Resorts World and Mr. Sibella that have been thoroughly investigated and determined to be baseless by Nevada gaming authorities and others. Now that Mr. Cipriani has chosen to pursue these matters in federal court, we look forward to establishing their lack of merit in that forum as well.”
Cipriani has previously been charged with robbery and theft at Resorts World, but those charges were dropped in May by Clark County prosecutors. Even though a Nevada Gaming Control Board investigation in February found no misconduct on Sibella’s part, his present complaint is based on accusations against Sibella and the casino.
High roller Brandon Sattler made the initial accusations, claiming in a sworn deposition taken as part of a fraud case that Sibella was associated with David Stroj, a convicted bookmaker. These accusations may have led to sanctions being taken against Sibella and Resorts World.
Despite the results of the inquiry, Cipriani persisted in his assertions in the case. He included text messages with Resorts World staff members and a letter to Genting’s senior executive, K.T. Lim, pleading for Sibella to be held accountable for enabling illegal players to place bets.
According to the complaint, Sibella and Resorts World attempted to silence Cipriani, also known as “Robin Hood 702” on social media, in order to stop him from disclosing the alleged irregularities and illegal activity of the casino. This, according to the lawsuit, was a key reason why Sibella was fired.
Cipriani will now pursue restitution in federal court for what it claims to be Resorts World Las Vegas and its former boss Scott Sibella’s carelessness and collusion.
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