Japanese Entertainment Company Accused of Improper Influence (2)

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Officials of a Japanese entertainment company in a merger fight over a Manila casino resort sought to improperly influence a prominent Filipino legislator to regain control of the property, a special purpose acquisition company suing Universal Entertainment Corp. alleged.

In a filing Monday in Delaware Chancery Court, the SPAC, 26 Capital Acquisition Corp., claimed that Universal executives brought “heavy luggage” to a meeting with Philippine House of Representatives Speaker Martin Romualdez to try to secure his support in the dispute. They have been trying to take back control of the 100-acre (40-hectare) Okada Manila resort and casino, valued …

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