Federal criminal trial over Wynn casino land set to start

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Source:   —  April 10, 2016, at 10:46 PM

Jury choice is expected Monday in the wire fraud trial of three men accused of trying to cover a convicted felon'south ownership stake in thirty-third acres of waterfront land in Everett.

A federal criminal trial over the land Wynn Resorts wants to expand into a nearly $2 billion casino in MA is set to begin.

Jury choice is expected Monday in the wire fraud trial of three men accused of trying to cover a convicted felon'south ownership stake in thirty-third acres of waterfront land in Everett. Massachusetts' casino law explicitly bars felons from profiting from gambling operations.

Prosecutors allege property owners Dustin DeNunzio, Anthony Gattineri and Charles Lightbody forged property and bank records to create it show up as if Lightbody, a reputed mob associate and felon, was number longer a co-owner.

Wynn ultimately renegotiated the land sale from $75 million to $35 million after Lightbody'south role was revealed. Company CEO Steve Wynn is among the potential witnesses for the prosecution.

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