Wynn Resorts Denies Gattineri’s Claims, Files Countersuit

By Josh Resnek 

Several weeks back we reported Anthony Gattineri’s allegation that he was promised an extra $18 million by Wynn Resorts Rob DeSalvio in exchange for Gattineri’s approval of the Everett land deal where the casino is located, of which he was a part when the casino project was just getting underway.

He claimed he and DeSalvio shook hands on the deal.

Without that handshake, Gattineri asserts, the land deal for the casino would never have happened.

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The Mayor And Fiscal Responsibility

No sooner had the $12.5 million payment from Wynn Resorts been received then it was gone.

Gone. Just like that. With the snap of a finger.

This tells a story about money and municipalities.

It tells a story about Everett. No amount of money is enough.

The implication of the $12.5 million gone before it was deposited into the city treasury is obvious. There is no subtlety to it.

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Wynn Lawyer Resigns

Reportedly Knew About 7.5 Million Settlement

By Josh Resnek 

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Kim Sinatra

Wynn Resorts/Encore’s chief lawyer Attorney Kim Sinatra announced last week she is stepping down from her multiple positions with the company. She will leave the company on July 15.

Her resignation has caused a shock wave in the industry as Sinatra was a key player for Wynn since 2006 as its chief lawyer and vice-president.

She received $14 million in compensation last year, according to the Wall Street Journal. Continue reading Wynn Lawyer Resigns

Mohegan Lawsuit Advances; Wynn Pays No Heed to It


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Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria

By Josh Resnek

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts allowed a lawsuit by Mohegan Sun against Wynn Resorts to proceed last Friday. The highest court in Massachusetts ruled that the lawsuit should return to a lower court for a decision.

But this might not mean much according to those familiar with the legal case. In addition, the judge handling the case in the Superior Court is believed to have very little interest in the case.

Some direct players in this casino game on the other side of the Wynn deal with the Gaming Commission and the city of Everett remain hopeful this could blow the cover off a flawed and favored Wynn suitability decision.

“Everyone knows about the gangster in the land deal and of Gaming Commission Chairman Steven Crosby’s relationship with one of the owners of the land. The land deal was corrupt. How it went down was corrupt,” said a source familiar with the case who wished to remain unnamed. Continue reading Mohegan Lawsuit Advances; Wynn Pays No Heed to It

How can you go on vacation when you’re already on vacation?

The mayor has gone on a vacation apparently to Italy.
Our understanding of the mayor’s vacation is that he is taking 18 days for himself.

Calls to his media manager Tom Philbin have not been returned.
Neither have e-mails.

The mayor’s vacation, if he has taken it, is a secret not to be talked about.

By every stretch of a worker’s imagination, 18 days is long vacation when you are the Mayor of Everett or anyone for that matter.. Continue reading How can you go on vacation when you’re already on vacation?