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Wynn Resorts being investigated for possible money laundering violations: DJ

Wynn Resorts probed on money laundering: DJ

Wynn Resorts is under investigation for potential money-laundering law violations, according to a new report from Dow Jones.

Quoting individuals familiar with the matter, Dow Jones reported that Manhattan and Las Vegas U.S. Attorney's offices are investigating the company in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The company, which is run by casino mogul Steve Wynn, saw stock dropped more than 2 percent after the story came out.

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"We are not aware of any criminal investigation of the company and no agency has notified the company that it is under any investigation," a Wynn spokesman told CNBC. "The fact that information is requested from us by a governmental agency in no way implies the accusation of any wrongdoing by the company."

The Nevada U.S. Attorney's Office told CNBC that it is not able to confirm or deny any investigation into Wynn Resorts, citing Department of Justice policy.

According to the report, Wynn Resorts is the third major Las Vegas casino firm to come under money-laundering investigation recently.

For more on the investigation into Wynn Resorts, see the Wall Street Journal's coverage.

—CNBC's Jane Wells and Jeff Daniels contributed to this report.