Casino mogul Adelson takes stand for 2nd day

Casino mogul Adelson takes stand in Las Vegas for 2nd day in breach of contract case

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Casino mogul more argumentative 2nd day on stand
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Las Vegas Sands Corp. CEO Sheldon Adelson answers questions on witness stand in Las Vegas court, Thursday, April 4, 2013, in Las Vegas. The casino billionaire and GOP super-donor made a rare public appearance, Thursday, as the lead witness against a Hong Kong businessman who is suing his company for $328 million. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is presenting a more cantankerous face his second day of testimony in a breach of contract case in Las Vegas.

Attorneys for Hong Kong businessman Richard Suen say Sands owes him $328 million because he worked behind the scenes to help the company win a gambling license in the Chinese enclave of Macau.

Sands attorneys say the casino company won the license on its own.

On Thursday, Adelson joked and smiled during questioning about how Sands won entry into Macau in the early 2000s.

On Friday, he sparred with Suen's attorney, prompting a reprimand from the judge.

Adelson repeatedly claimed ignorance of letters and meetings that Suen's team highlighted. He cited the effects of an illness, peripheral neuropathy, which first struck him during those years.

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