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Former MGM Grand casino president sentenced to probation

Former MGM Grand casino president, Scott Sibella, was sentenced to three years of probation on Thursday for his role in a prostitution and illegal gambling ring. Sibella, who was the president of the MGM Grand casino in Las Vegas from 2019 to 2021, pleaded guilty to one count of maintaining a gambling establishment and one count of conspiracy to commit pandering.

The charges stem from an investigation into a prostitution and illegal gambling ring that was operating out of several properties owned by MGM Resorts International, including the MGM Grand casino. According to court documents, Sibella was aware of the illegal activities taking place at the casino and did not take any action to stop them.

In addition to his probation, Sibella was also ordered to pay a $25,000 fine and complete 200 hours of community service. He must also undergo counseling for gambling addiction.

Sibella’s lawyer, David Chesnoff, argued that his client was not involved in the day-to-day operations of the casino and was unaware of the illegal activities taking place there. However, prosecutors presented evidence that Sibella had knowledge of the activities and failed to report them to authorities.

In a statement to the court, Sibella expressed remorse for his actions and apologized to his family, friends, and colleagues. He also stated that he takes full responsibility for his role in the illegal activities and is committed to making amends.

The sentencing of Scott Sibella serves as a reminder that no one is above the law, no matter their position or status. It also highlights the importance of maintaining a safe and legal environment in all businesses, especially those in the gambling industry.

As Sibella begins his probation, he will have the opportunity to reflect on his actions and work towards rebuilding his reputation and moving forward in a positive direction. Only time will tell if he is able to fully redeem himself in the eyes of his peers and the public.