USA: Gold Mantis Construction held in contempt for failure to produce documents in Saipan casino case
"Court sanctions construction firm involved in Saipan casino project", 26 November 2020
A China-based construction company involved in the Imperial Pacific International’s scandal-ridden casino resort project on Saipan has been held in contempt for failure to produce documents subject to the court’s discovery order.
At Wednesday’s hearing, Federal Judge Ramona Manglona of the District Court of the CNMI sanctioned Gold Mantis Construction Decoration, setting a fine of $2,000 per day until the company complies.
Issuing a final warning, Manglona said Gold Mantis has until Dec. 28 to comply or she would enter a default judgement.
Gold Mantis, a subcontractor for IPI, has been ordered to turn over its bank account and financial records, documents related to a China Ministry of Commerce’s visit to its Suzhou headquarters, and relevant messages from its employees' email and WeChat accounts. [...]