Nevada gambling board to share in seized assets

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Posted: Nov 16, 2009 1:29 PM

Nevada gambling regulators will get a share of money seized from a high-ranking Japanese organized crime figure.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says the Nevada Gaming Control Board will receive $62,400, part of the nearly $600,000 seized in 2005 from bank accounts belonging to Susumu Kajiyama.

Authorities say the 60-year-old Kajiyama is serving more than six years in prison in Japan on loan sharking charges.

Officials say Kajiyama was a senior member of a Japanese organized crime ring. As part of their investigation, federal agents seized two of his bank accounts in Los Angeles and an account he had at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.