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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Did Wynn investigators get special access?

Did Wynn investigators get special access? 
Let's face it: If the Olympics weren't on full display, the media would be obsessing about the city's fight with Wynn Resorts and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. Boston's legal fight with Wynn Resorts and MGC took another nasty turn Monday when the city issued a slew of subpoenas and claimed that private investigators for Wynn were given access to confidential files and wiretap reports in the attorney general's office as they looked into issues of ownership of the disputed Everett casino site, the Globe says. Among the more than a dozen people subpoenaed are former state police officers, members of the Patrick administration, including former Transportation Secretary Richard Davey, and executives at Hard Rock Cafe, which kicked the tires on the Everett land before Wynn stepped in and eventually secured the Eastern Mass. resort license. Commission spokesperson Elaine Driscoll accused the city of trying to "litigate meritless claims in the press." Coming up in the case: A July 9 hearing on a motion by the MGC to dismiss the city's suit. The Herald, for its part, says if it can be shown that Wynn's investigators were allowed into what it calls the AG's "wiretap room," that could be enough to prompt the MGC to yank Wynn's license.

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