Mandalay Bay, MGM Resorts Ordered To Preserve Evidence In Vegas Massacre

Tyler Durden's picture

Just hours after rumors that MGM Resorts had pressured Jesus Campos to appear on a 'soft' talkshow, rather than a hard-hitting news show, local Laws Vegas NBC affiliate News3LV reports that Mandalay Bay and its corporate owner MGM Resorts have been ordered to preserve evidence relate to the October 1st massacre.

As we previously noted, sources told, MGM is worried that families of the 58 people murdered as well as many of the 546 injured  in the Mandalay Bay massacre will launch lawsuits potentially worth billions of dollars against the company, and they thought Campos might not keep his story straight under the pressure of the TV lights and tough questioning.

That is why Campos, 25, appeared on a daytime chat show hosted by a fast-talking, dancing comedienne, rather than take questions from TV hardhitters such as Fox News’ Sean Hannity, NBC News or ABC News.


‘MGM was behind the decision to call off all the interviews and did a deal with Ellen, knowing she would not play hardball on the timeline as long as she had the exclusive,’ a TV insider told

But now, as reports, Mandalay Bay and its corporate owner MGM Resorts have been ordered not to destroy anything that could be considered evidence in a civil negligence trial over events related to the Route 91 music festival. The order was sought by attorneys who represent Rachel Sheppard, a California woman who survived the attack, despite being shot in the chest three times.

“The shooter was in that hotel for six days,” says attorney Brian Nettles.


The order, granted by Judge Mark Denton, restrains Mandalay Bay from destroying anything of evidentiary value until another hearing set for Oct. 30 at 9 a.m.


That’s when MGM will have a chance to argue against the ruling, before a possible ruling to would make the order permanent.


“There’s evidence that’s coming out about surveillance cameras that he may have set up himself, evidence about ways that he may have altered his room or that hallway,” he says.


The lawsuit alleges that negligence on the part of Mandalay Bay, and MGM Resorts, contributed to the shooting massacre that claimed 58 lives and injured more than 500 people.

Perhaps now - in discovery - we may actually get to the bottom of the 'real' timeline...

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silverer's picture

Let's wait a week or two, THEN preserve the evidence.

coast1's picture

what evidence?   lol, but its not really funny

Never One Roach's picture

I guess someone caught sight of those "Shred-R-Us" trucks outside the Mandalay.


BTW, whose evidence ar ethey talking about?


I'd feel really shitty of one of my family members or friends were killed or injured by this "incident."


toady's picture

Yep... a day late and a dollar short!

Had to make sure all the evidence was destroyed before they ordered it preserved.

They had to destroy the village to save it.

A black eye or a feather in their cap?

At this point, what difference does it make?

TwelveOhOne's picture

Reminds me of the warning near the laser: "Do not look into laser with remaining eye."

So this is, "We order you to preserve all remaining evidence."

bamawatson's picture

stepen paddock, managing member, Paradise Ranch LLC, created 7/26/04 Nevada LLC 16872-2004; NV biz ID 2004-1170891

connected to Filipino Childrens Relief Fund in San Fagcisco

also Paradise Ranch,, funded by Childrens Network,, in clark economic zone ----home of AFB --- in Philippines

managed by Eric Gomez

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Add Vegas to the list of institutions imploding.

What White American Nationalist wants to go there now after being targeted and then lied to?

JSBach1's picture

Amran Awan was managing the security and storage of all the surveillance. Evidence you say....Smashed hard drives comin' right up.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

"What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas"

Including your bullet-riddled body and any truth for what really happened.

NoDebt's picture

"Oh, we were supposed to PRESERVE evidence of the most fatal mass shooting in United States history?  I didn't know we had to do that.  Sorry."


JSBach1's picture

Preserve evidence? Ask Facebook, Twitter, Google (youtube) how that is working out...Oooooops

caconhma's picture

The 9/11 was a more professional job, i.e., the buildings just disappeared with no evidence left and nobody was suing either the buildings' owners or the governments. People just swallowed Osama Bin Laden.

Now, it is a different game since too many killed, injured, and the authority cannot make a believable case. The Deep State did fuck up this one big time. Finally, Deep State cannot kill 20,000 witnesses and an army of lawyers. Yes, this time it is very different since people are in the offensive mood. Nobody in a sound mind believes that Las Vegas Police could not find the shooter room for 75 minutes.

This time, I guarantee that this time things will be very different than either the JFK's execution or the 9/11!

JSBach1's picture


"At this point what difference does it make"


Code Duello's picture

Is that a yuk or what?  The FBI after seizing cell phones and subsequently deleting all relevant audio-video files before returning property to owners now instructs MGM to preserve evidence? 

Really.  Who's in charge  there?

Never One Roach's picture

"If you want to keep your evidence...."

bamawatson's picture

john beilman

ultralife corporation

HowdyDoody's picture

"Three weeks before the 2017 Las Vegas shooting on Friday, September 8, James Murren [CEO MGM Resorts] sold most of his shares of MGM Resorts International."

Wow, that's fortunate timing.

Rapunzal's picture

And the spinning of the fairy tales goes on. They need to shove it down our throats. Disarming the citizens and following neofeudalism.

Giant Meteor's picture

Something wicked this way already came ..

Trotting out Gee Dubya, "that's some weird shit man" , things are getting pretty serious ,,,

toady's picture

Yeah, they don't bring out the gimp (W) for nothing. The man is so universally hated... you KNOW they really want to distract from something when they trot that dog out....

Bendromeda Strain's picture

I liked him better in The Big Bang Boston where he stumbled and choked on the C word before finally spitting out the word "plot".

1033eruth's picture

Seriously - Paddocks motel room and the entire floor would have been cordoned off as a crime scene.  Then a small army of forensic specialists would have photographed, dusted and vacuumed it spotless to examine further in a lab.  They wouldn't have left ANY pertinent evidence behind.  

So I don't understand this BS article and a warning about preserving evidence unless they are talking about their surveillance camera footage, which is what they could be referring to.

Rex Andrus's picture

Then they would have sealed it in boxes and sold it to a Sassoon junker.

Twee Surgeon's picture

Yeah, right ! 'We recycled the recorder because a guy was stealing toilet paper from the Bathrooms.' They had better have every floor on film under advisement from their Attorneys , just for the coming wave of Lawsuits. Erasing a single minute of that shit show would be clear tampering with evidence. Every Stairway, Elevator and Corridor in that Hotel has Cameras recording 24/7. How much goes missing ? Wait and see. the Slot machine Genius boy was making Millions on was also being recorded. Let's see what Shooter Boy's Slot Technique was as It is certainly a fucking Enigma in all of gambling History and No fucker, No place, Ever, got Rich playing Slot machines except for the odd person in a Billion that might get a Few Million on a Slot Win. Got Rich playing slot machines ? (Yes, I know he had real estate wealth) but nobody ever, ever, ever, got ahead, long term, on Slots. They just ain't built that way.

CoolClo's picture

"Jesus Campos" is "33" in Pythagorean numerology..

On the "32" floor..

In front of the Luxor..

The Freemasons have their marks all over this one..

Lets those who understand, understand..

espirit's picture

Anybody know if there's a 13th floor in the Mandalay?

God Emperor's picture

There's ALWAYS a built 13th floor, is just named 14th and if that would be the case here, the 32nd would become a real 31st not 33.

Your masonic mumbo jumbo fell flat.

Joiningupthedots's picture

The level of farce in this is unbelievable.

I am a Man I am Forty's picture

If the fucking police haven't told them to do this already there are just no mother fucking words for this shit show.

shankster's picture

Here we go again...

. . . _ _ _ . . .'s picture

Oooooh, so you have to be told NOT to destroy evidence, otherwise you can???

That explains a lot.

I suppose nobody was told not to recycle the twin towers.

Never One Roach's picture

Like them telling Crooked Hillary not to destroy her emails, upon which she promptly destroyed them and Bleach Bitted them.


The Law is only for the little people.

The only hope of finding the truth or close to it is a massive civil suit by a top notch hungry and vicious law firm.



Bendromeda Strain's picture

Think about it. NO lawsuits at Sandy Hook meant that they could proceed with the demolition of the school unmolested - after installing the video cameras that were supposedly already there of course.

Giant Meteor's picture

Shame, and they just had the drywall guys in, and carpets cleaned too ..


of course they still haven't repaired the surveilance cameras ...


Identify as Ferengi's picture

Evidence?! What evidence?! We called the cops right away. They got everything they need.

DoctorFix's picture

I'm sure the cameras on the poker tables were in full function the entire time.

ebworthen's picture

Five years from now Mandalay Bay will be renting out the "Bump Stock Suite" for $10K a night.

Reichstag Fire Dept.'s picture

I just rented the Bump-Stock Suite!!! US$400.oo/night.

Never One Roach's picture

Tiger Woods has it booked along with a few dozen blonde hoolers for the next 3 years.

the6thBook's picture

No they will tear it down just like they did in newtown, columbine, etc.

screw face's picture

....with a 1,000 complamentry rounds!

Bendromeda Strain's picture

Patsy's Paddock - it has a Western theme.

Insearch's picture

Mandalay Bay rents out 5 floors to Four Seasons Hotel, 35-39
Four Seasons is owned by Bill Gates & Saudi Prince
MGM owns the building and MBay...

nmewn's picture

"Hard hitting news show."

Might wanna drop that, there are no "hard hitting nuuuz shows" or "hard hitting journalcysts" anymore. 


Did you know Vermonts power grid was hacked by Russians, Trump had a troupe of peeing prostitutes bouncing on his bed and Hillary saved starving Haitian orphans just like Mother Teresa did in Calcutta?! ;-) 

TheBigCluB's picture

hmmm didnt know there were starving Haitians in Calcutta..
this is what i love about da hedge..learning new things alla time.