Today, jury selection is expected to take place in a wire fraud trial, where three men have been accused of trying to hide an ownership stake in waterfront land where Wynn Boston Harbor is to be constructed. One of the men, Charles Lightbody is a felon.
In the state of Massachusetts, law strictly forbids felons from earning a profit from any gambling operations. Prosecutors in the case are alleging that property and bank records were forged by the property owners to make it appear as if one of the owners was no longer a co-owner.
The three owners of the property, Anthony Gattineri, Dustin DeNunzio and Charles Lightbody, reportedly forged such records to remove Lightbody from the picture, an individual who is supposedly tied to the mob and has a criminal past.
Wynn was to pay $75 million for the 33 acres of waterfront land in Everett but renegotiated to $35 million after the role of Lightbody was revealed. Steve Wynn, the CEO of Wynn Resorts, is to be a potential witness for the prosecution in this case.