Boston Says Casino Exec Knew Land Tied to Felon

The city of Boston says interviews conducted by state investigators show Wynn Resorts was aware a convicted felon had a stake in land it eyed for a casino.

The city is suing the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to have Wynn's gambling license revoked. It says commission investigators interviewed at least five witnesses who testified Wynn's representatives were informed of or actively discussed Charles Lightbody's ownership stake in the Everett waterfront land before securing an option on it.

Among those testifying were Stephen Tocco, head of a political consultancy firm hired by Wynn, and Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria.

The argument was among nearly 1,000 pages of materials the city filed last week that were stricken from the court record by a judge. The city subsequently released the materials to The Associated Press.

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