Skip to comments.Investigators Probing Whether Others Were in Gunman’s Suite (IRS: 2015 made $5M Gambling)
Posted on 10/06/2017 11:49:43 AM PDT by springwater13
Investigators are trying to nail down whether anyone else was in the hotel suite reserved by the Las Vegas gunman during the time he was registered there, multiple senior law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation into the shooting told NBC News.
The investigators are puzzled by two discoveries: First, a charger was found that does not match any of the cell phones that belonged to Stephen Paddock, the man who killed himself inside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino after sending a barrage of bullets down on a crowd of 22,000 people below.
And second, garage records show that during a period when Paddock's car left the hotel garage, one of his key cards was used to get into his room.
They are also examining his finances. IRS records show that Paddock was a very successful gambler, earning at least $5 million in 2015. Some of that could be from his other investments, but most of it was from gambling, officials say.
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Based on this is seems clear to me someone else was in the room at some point.
The phone charger MIGHT have been left by a previous guest, but the key-card entry while he was off the premises is very interesting. And this is NBC, so we can believe it. /s
“earning at least $5 million in 2015”
I’ve read elsewhere that his “earnings” have the whiff of laundered money. Is it within the realm of possibility that this guy could regularly earn this kind of money from actual gambling?
Why not just review any of the hundreds of videos from the hotel of the elevators, hallways, casino, restaurants, lobby etc, the entrance etc. That is where his most of his movements and possible associates will be found or revealed.
earning at least $5 million in 2015
What this means is he had $5 M in reported winnings. What were his unreported losings that would offset this.
If law enforcement are doing their jobs, they are doing just that. They may know things at this point which have not yet been disclosed to the media.
This screams money laundering.
He only played video poker and was heavily comped in his rooms. Statistically, the only game in Vegas an advantage player can beat the casinos is by counting cards in blackjack or by cheating in some way by hacking a slot machine.
If he really made $5 M gambling, he’d have been blacklisted from the casinos.
He was money laundering and using fake 1099’s from casinos is my guess.
Yeah, there is so much we’re not be told...I believe they know damn well what the motive was.
I think the FBI and CIA were a little closer to this guy than they lead us to believe.
“What were his unreported losings that would offset this.”
Gambling losses are exempt from taxes - yes?
Gun sales. Money laundering. Drug sales. Those are possible/probable. Gambling? No way.
So he won about $14,000 a day that year?? Assuming he played 365 days a year.
Isn’t that a lot to win, to cash out and take home with you everyday?? Wouldn’t the casinos start to recognize this guy as a long term winner?
Is there no hotel surveillance video in the lobby and hallways or what?
He could have left, then returned and temporarily parked outside and run back up to the room because he forgot something. I would be curious to see a more complete timeline synced up with the hotel's video footage of comings and goings.
Key card?? Need more information.