APNewsBreak: TV exec had disputes with 3 casinos

July 28, 2011 - 1:44 PM

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A millionaire cable TV network executive who settled a $1 million gambling debt case in Connecticut this week also had disputes with casinos in Atlantic City and Las Vegas.

Court records obtained Thursday by The Associated Press show Plum TV chief executive Jerome "Jerry" Powers settled a dispute earlier this month with the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City over a $1 million line of credit he failed to pay back. The Bellagio in Las Vegas also sued Powers for breach of contract.

Terms of the settlements weren't disclosed. More details about the Bellagio lawsuit were not immediately available.

In Connecticut, Powers settled a lawsuit with the Mohegan Sun casino over a $1.2 million debt he failed to pay back. Powers and his lawyer didn't return messages.