Steve Wynn

Was Lightbody in or was he out?

Was Lightbody in or was he out?

Jury must decide whether backdated documents were real or bogus

JURORS IN THE FEDERAL conspiracy trial of three men involved in the sale of the Everett land for a Wynn casino began deliberations Thursday with both prosecutors and defense attorneys in agreement on the core question. “This really is a simple case,” Assistant US Attorney Kristina Barclay said during her closing argument. “Was Charlie Lightbody(...)

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Casino border wars

Let’s take a moment to retrace the steps of Mohegan Sun Resorts in and around Massachusetts. The tribal-owned company opened a casino in Uncasville, Connecticut, in 1996. The casino became wildly successful, pumping billions of dollars into the coffers of the state of Connecticut and the Mohegan tribe. A key reason for the casino’s success was(...)

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The lowdown on Sullivan Square

The lowdown on Sullivan Square

Charlestown rotary is battleground between Walsh and Wynn

IF YOU DON’T live in or around Charlestown, chances are you have no idea why so much of the Wynn Resorts casino debate centers around fixing traffic problems in Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue. Here’s a primer to help you understand what’s going on. Where is Sullivan Square? You can see it from I-93 as(...)

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Boston wins some, loses some on gaming suit

Boston wins some, loses some on gaming suit

Judge to rule on viability of case in late September

THE CITY OF BOSTON survived a procedural challenge to its lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday, but the municipality’s bid to start issuing subpoenas and deposing witnesses was put on hold by Superior Court Judge Janet Sanders. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is trying to prevent Wynn Resorts from building a $1.7 billion casino(...)

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Walsh issues subpoenas

Trying to drum up publicity for his legal fight against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh leaked subpoenas to the Boston Globe and Boston Herald on Tuesday. The subpoenas, seeking records and depositions, were sent to several current and former state troopers, the Hard Rock Cafe, and former state transportation secretary (and current Boston 2024 CEO)(...)

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Casinos, recusals, and the optics of ethics

During the Monica Lewinsky scandal, President Bill Clinton famously told a grand jury, “It depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is.” To paraphrase Clinton, Massachusetts Gaming Commission chairman Stephen Crosby’s current predicament may hinge on what the meaning of “recuse” is. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “recuse” thusly: “to remove (oneself) from participation to avoid a conflict(...)

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