The United States Department of Justice sued casino tycoon and Republican fundraiser Steve Wynn on Tuesday to compel him to register as a Chinese agent.

The complaint alleges that Wynn in 2017 lobbied then-president Donald Trump and other members of his administration "to convey [China's] request to cancel the visa or otherwise remove from the United States a Chinese businessperson who left China in 2014, was later charged with corruption by the PRC and sought political asylum in the United States."

It adds that "Wynn engaged in these efforts at the request of Sun Lijun, then-Vice Minister of the (Chinese Ministry of Public Security). Wynn conveyed the request directly to the then-President over dinner and by phone, and he had multiple discussions with the then-President and senior officials at the White House and National Security Council about organizing a meeting with Sun and other PRC government officials."