Report: Don King Mohawk casino
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JULY 20, 2000

A report by The New York Post says that boxing promoter Don King will be investigated for lobbying without registering with the state Lobbying Commission.

King allegedly called several state Assemblymen, urging them to reject a bill that would have required more local approval of off-reservation casinos, including one proposed by the St. Regis Mohawk. The bill subsequently was killed in the Assembly.

The paper quotes two Assembly members who said they received calls from King. In the past, has hosted events at Indian casinos.

Donald Trump is also under investigation for improper lobbying, the Temporary State Commission on Lobbying confirmed. He is also looking into his connection, if any, to anti-Mohawk radio, television, and print ads.

The Commission is also investigating the Mohawk's gaming partner, Park Place Entertainment's Arthur Goldberg. He also reportedly called Assemblymen.

Neither are registered lobbyists.

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