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Members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission: Enrique Zuniga, James F. McHugh, Chairman Steve Crosby, speaking, Bruce Stebbins, and Gayle Cameron. (Josh Reynolds/AP)
Members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission: Enrique Zuniga, James F. McHugh, Chairman Steve Crosby, speaking, Bruce Stebbins, and Gayle Cameron. (Josh Reynolds/AP)

The future of casino development in Massachusetts is becoming a lot more complicated and messy.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is looking into whether a businessman with a criminal record could benefit financially from a proposed casino in Everett, as reported in The Boston Globe today. A spokesman for casino developer Steve Wynn, who's behind the proposal, denies the allegations.

Meanwhile, the Gaming Commission is looking into whether Suffolk Downs can legally shift its entire casino plan from East Boston into Revere. East Boston voters rejected the casino plan earlier this month, but voters in Revere have embraced the idea.

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David Scharfenberg, WBUR reporter

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Boston Globe Federal prosecutors, as well as the state gambling commission and the attorney general, want to know whether Charles A. Lightbody, who served jail time for assault with a dangerous weapon and pleaded guilty for his role in a massive identity theft ring in New York, is a secret investor who could profit if the casino is approved.

This segment aired on November 21, 2013.

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