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Vegas killer Stephen Paddack wired big sums of money over seas before committing atrocity

October 4, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Vegas killer Stephen Paddack wired big sums of money over seas before committing atrocity

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Federal authorities say Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddack reportedly wired big sums of money “overseas,” before perpetrating Sunday’s massacre, at a music festival outside the Mandalay Hotel and Casino.

Federal law enforcement officials revealed new information to Fox News Tuesday, that could shed light on what caused Stephen Paddack to unleash the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history.

The revelation came amid questions about the whereabouts of Stephen Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, who left the U.S. before Paddock committed the horrific attack that killed 59 and injured at least 515 others.

A source indicated that authorities still considered Danley a person of interest in the investigation as of Tuesday afternoon.

Danley was met by federal investigators after she landed at LAX Airport Tuesday night.

Footage obtained by NBC News shows Danley being wheeled through the airport in a wheelchair.

Officials said investigators are looking into whether Paddock sent the funds to Danley.

In addition, a law enforcement source told Fox News that federal investigators have interviewed Danley’s “immediate relative.”

The relative said the family found Paddock “unstable,” and he made relatives “uncomfortable.”

FBI officials declined to comment on this interview.

Investigators noted the money crossing hands was a significant amount in the tens of thousands and authorities were trying to uncover who received the cash and who currently has possession of the money.

It was not immediately clear when the money was transferred.

Sources also tell Fox News the FBI ran Paddock through its federal databases and got no hits indicating ties to international terrorism. The FBI now have possession of Paddock’s electronics and will take “a day or two” to process them.

Photos of Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock – seen in Manila (Philippines) in 2013 with relatives of his girlfriend, Marilou Danley; Marilou is believed to be in the purple top

Philippine authorities also confirmed to Fox News that they are reviewing a photo that was taken around 2012 or 2013, when Paddock purportedly visited the country.

Danley’s relative posted the photo online Tuesday and, if confirmed, is the first documented evidence of the shooter visiting the Philippines.

The image shows an individual appearing to be Stephen Paddock sitting down at a table of food, talking to a woman — possibly Danley and two other women.

Marilou Danley (right), the girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock (left), was met by the FBI at LAX on Tuesday

The windows in the background of the photo have grills that are of a typical Filipino style of most middle-class urban homes.

Philippino investigators told Fox News that they are probing Paddock’s possible previous visits and have been in contact by the FBI.

An Australian newspaper, Brisbane’s Courier-Mail, reported Monday that Danley was an “Australian citizen originally from the Philippines.”

Police say they want to question Danley further when she returns to the U.S.

Stephen Paddock was a prolific gambler who was known to play poker games for $1,000 a hand, and was spending up to $30,000 a day on the casino floor in the days leading up to the shooting, according to casino accounts.

“It’s like a job for him,” his brother, Eric Paddock, said Monday. “It’s a job where you make money. He was at the hotel for four months one time. It was like a second home.”

The gunman was purportedly well known in Las Vegas and was even comped free rooms and given access to special casino facilities thanks to the large sums of money he spent on the Strip.

Despite his time gambling, his family said he was simply a wealthy former accountant who enjoyed the Vegas lifestyle, and there is no clear evidence he had incurred massive gaming losses.

ISIS, which has a strong presence in the Philippines, claimed Monday that Stephen Paddock was “a soldier” who converted to Islam months ago. But the FBI on Tuesday discounted any connection between Paddock’s deadly rampage and international terrorism.

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