Adelson, Koch Among Donors to Republican Convention

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Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. and chairman of Sands China Ltd.

Casino executive Sheldon Adelson, who with his wife have given $36 million to super-political action committees in 2012, contributed $5 million to the host committee that helped stage the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, in August, new Federal Election Commission reports show.

Among Adelson’s other donations is $10 million to Restore Our Future, the super-PAC backing Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Adelson is under federal investigation over charges that he violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in connection with his casinos in Macau, a  Chinese territory.

David Koch, executive vice president of Koch Industries Inc. and a major donor to conservative causes, contributed $1 million. Koch is chairman of Americans for Propserity Foundation, whose sister organization has said it plans to spend at least $125 million in support of Romney and other Republicans this year.

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