Allegations that private investigators’ working for Wynn Resorts gained unauthorized access to a “wire tap room” in the state attorney general’s office are false, according to a top investigator for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.
According to a report from The Republican, the agency’s director of investigations, Karen Wells, said the investigation on Thursday found that there was “no factual basis” for the accusations. While Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby called the allegations a “publicity stunt.”
Bureau officials found “absolutely no reliable evidence” that confidential materials held in the attorney general’s office were accessed by the retired members of the State Police working for Wynn Resorts.
Earlier this year Boston joined the cities of, Revere and Somerville, which filed a suit challenging the state’s decision to award Wynn the highly sought after Boston-area license last fall for a $1.7 billion Everett gambling resort. Since then the casino project has been inundated with lawsuits, complaints and permit delays. The city of Boston believes it should have host community status.
The casino project, slated to be one of the largest private developments in the state’s history, would be located on approximately 30 acres of land at the site of the former Monsanto Chemical plant on the Mystic River. The resort would include a hotel, casual restaurant choices along with fine dining, retail shops and a spa, among other amenities.