U.S. casino sues Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk for more than $900K

A casino in Connecticut is suing Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk for more than $900,000, saying he tried and failed to pay them with bank drafts over a winter weekend in 2017.

The lawsuit was filed by the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Conn., roughly halfway between Boston and New York City, on July 9 of this year.

Court documents allege Melnyk tried to pay the casino with five bank drafts totalling $900,000 over the weekend of March 17, 2017, and those drafts were then "dishonoured" by a bank.

The casino management wants that money back, plus $15,000 in damages, costs and interest.

Melnyk's lawyer Sheldon Plener said in an email to CBC that he expects a "swift result" to what's a nearly two-and-a-half year old dispute and wouldn't comment further.

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