Las Vegas - (Rioters): UN humanitarian ambassadors Michael Jackson, Heather Mills and JK Rowling are the official backers of a new Las Vegas casino, the Pink Pellicano, scheduled for opening on July 4th this year.
All three have emerged triumphant (sic) from legal adversities to back the venture with a reported $50 million handout from Sordid Arabian dodgy second hand car dealer Prince Alwaleed.
The dosh was initially held in Eliot Spitzer-nominated accounts at the Bogota branch of the Northern Crock Bank.
A series of transactions in early 2007 saw the funds laundered via Cayman Islands SocGen branches before passing onto Alwaleed's offshore banking unit portfolios registered in Manama, Bahrain.
Lawyers acting for the casino's new licencees claim to have ironed out a few minor hitches connected to non-suborned evidence in the LA Pellicano trial after which the new venture is partly named.
Uri Geller is cock-a-hoop.