Fallout From Encore Land Deal Earns Wynn Resorts Victory in Federal Court

JANUARY 16: Encore Boston Harbor is reflected in the Mystic River. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

Gattineri to Appeal Failed $19 Million Lawsuit

By Josh Resnek

A promise and a handshake by a high ranking Wynn Resorts official with one of the casino land owners was not enough to allow the landowner’s Federal lawsuit to prevail.

Anthony Gattineri’s contract dispute arising out of the sale of the Everett land for the construction of the Encore casino and hotel sought to have Wynn Resorts pay him what he believed was due from the sale.

He wanted $19 million he believed he was owed after the price for the land was dropped dramatically by agreement between the Gaming Commission, officials from Wynn Resorts, and even his own partners in the real estate deal.

Gattineri’s fight to regain money he believes was his and to fully exonerate himself after being prosecuted for crimes related to the land sale, (he was found innocent in Federal District Court by a jury), is another barrier in then long road to ultimate justice for the Winchester businessman and entrepreneur.

“I am appealing this ruling. I am not giving up until I get what I am owed,” Gattineri told the Leader Herald.

Gattineri’s claim arose from a meeting he had with a former Wynn Resorts executive Rob DeSalvio, one of the key players in the Everett Encore project.

Gattineri claimed DeSalvio promised to make Gattineri “whole,” according to the 25 page ruling issued by F. Dennis Saylor IV, the Chief Judge, United States District Court in Massachusetts.

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Gattineri’s land and water, a link to Everett’s past and present

By Walter Pavlo & Josh Resnek

When the Encore Boston Harbor was built, it was a reminder of how much our land had been destroyed by 400 years of what had been considered “progress.” The cleaning of that land was just a start to returning Everett to its past but one man had a vision of returning it to what it once was.

No, it was not Steve Wynn, but rather, it was Anthony Gattineri, one of the partners of FBT LLC, the small limited liability company that sold the land to Wynn.

Gattineri always believed that the land on which the casino was built was special and or is cursed.

The 33 acre Encore Boston Harbor Casino and Hotel property was the site of Monsanto Chemical for 75 years.

For 75 years, Monsanto poured arsenic and poisons into the land the way modern florists water plants.

The land was infused with mercury, lead and arsenic. The arsenic went down twelve feet!

When Gattineri became a partner in FBT Everett Realty in 2009, he believed that the group would somehow transform the land. Through a series of unfortunate events, Gattineri became embroiled in a twisted story of government corruption, coverup and fraud. He was eventually indicted and tried in Superior Court but cleared of all wrongdoing. Gattineri never lost faith in himself. He turned inward and developed a love of everything mystical. He took his experience with the filthiest land and water in the nation n Everett and morphed into a dedication of his life to the preservation of clean water, and to the effort of deriving life’s secrets from the water, in particular, one special source in Lynnfield, MA.

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