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November 17, 2020

Tribe chairman, architect charged with bribery in Mass. casino development

  • The $1 billion First Light casino near Boston was halted amid a series of legal and political setbacks.
    Associated Press

    BOSTON — The longtime chairman of a Massachusetts tribe and an architecture firm owner have been charged in a bribery scheme involving the tribe's plans to build a resort casino, federal prosecutors said Friday.

    Cedric Cromwell is accused of using his position as chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe to extort tens of thousands of dollars in bribes from David DeQuattro, a 54-year-old Warwick, Rhode Island, resident who owns an architecture-and-design company.

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