Rep. Tierney To Speak On Illegal Gambling Accusations 03:16

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Democratic U.S. Rep. John Tierney will hold a news conference Thursday to rebut allegations made by his brothers-in-law over an offshore gambling operation.

Daniel and Robert Eremian say Tierney is lying when he denies having any knowledge of the operation.

Daniel was sentenced to three years in a federal prison for his role in the scheme. Robert, who is wanted on multiple gambling charges, is a fugitive living in the Caribbean.

WBUR's political analyst, Democrat Dan Payne, joined WBUR's Morning Edition to discuss what this means for Tierney, who is in a race for his seat against Republican Richard Tisei.

This program aired on July 3, 2012.

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