Court case about Encore reveals secrets

Everett mayor Carlo DeMaria at Encore’s grand opening in 2019. (Photo by Joseph Presiozo)


By JOSH RESNEK

Mayor Carlo DeMaria has a passion for backdoor deals or pressuring someone to do his bidding.

This becomes apparent in the book “Encore” or “Steve Wynn’s Last Casino,” which will be coming out in the summer.

In 2009, FBT Everett Realty (a partnership with Paul Lohnes, Anthony Gattineri, Charlie Lightbody, and Gary DeCicco) did an end run around multimillionaire-trash man Billy Thibeault to gain control of 36 acres that was the Monsanto site in Everett.

Thibeault has gone on to become a major businessman and is a hugely successful developer.

The casino and hotel, built at a cost of $2.6 billion, stands largely empty today.

Gattineri and Lightbody were indicted by the federal court and later exonerated when the contrived government case against them fell apart with a jury finding them innocent.

DeCicco, the original landowner who put the land deal together, became the fall guy in all of this mess.

The FBI chased him and hasn’t stopped chasing him or portraying him as a gangster.

He is many things. He is no gangster.

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Everett man charged in attack on FBI HQ building in Chelsea

BY JOSH RESNEK

An Everett man has been charged with trying to damage the Boston FBI headquarters in Chelsea by scaling a perimeter fence and then breaking a window and pounding a door with rock in a failed attempt to get inside the building.

Brian Ricardo Dennis, 52, of Everett was charged in a criminal complaint with damaging government property following an appearance in Federal District Court in Boston Monday. He is being held without bail and will be detained until a probable cause and detention hearing this week.

Dennis allegedly scaled the perimeter fence at the Chelsea headquarters of the FBI on Friday, July 31 at 1:20 am.

Video surveillance recorded Dennis climbing over the fence, approaching an exterior door, banging on the door with his hands and then retrieving a large rock and repeatedly throwing the rock against the door, shattering it’s glass before he allegedly climbed back over the perimeter fence and left the area.

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Questions arise about missing and altered FBI reports In US Attorney’s office; casino land case continues

By Josh Resnek

The US Attorney’s office in Boston is fighting allegations that FBI agents have not been keeping with the letter of the law writing FBI 302 reports, or dating them correctly, or releasing them in a timely manner when asked for as part of discovery efforts by criminal attorneys representing clients in cases before the federal court.

In addition, the US Attorney’s office has been admonished by several judges recently in major cases causing a serious ripple among attorneys practicing in the federal courthouse.

In a recent prosecutorial misconduct case filed against Assistant United State Attorney Kristina Barclay and FBI agents handling the federal prosecution of Gary DeCicco, he presented evidence revealing that the FBI had bungled either intentionally or accidentally a key 302 FBI report and what was revealed on it by presenting fewer pages in the 302 four years later at his trial than when it was written. In other words, it was presented as evidence to the court four years after it was written in an excised form. That prosecutorial misconduct filing was denied because of its lack of timeliness.

DeCicco is the original owner of the casino land bought by Steve Wynn.

On February 12, over six months after the verdict, US District Judge Leo T. Sorokin overturned the jury verdicts in the “Boston Calling” case of Kenneth Brissette and Timothy Sullivan.

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LOOKING AT THE NEWS

Former FBI agent Stern, Wynn’s Former Top Dog Of Security, Claimed Little Knowledge of Land Transaction

By Josh Resnek

The former Senior Vice President for Corporate Security at Wynn Resorts was James C. Stern, a 25 year special agent for the FBI. He departed the company last April just after the Massachusetts Gaming Commission held a public forum to ask Wynn executives about the sexual harassment cases involving their co-founder Steve Wynn.

For those of you who think this is old news, Stern’s removal came only ten months ago.

The casino land deal and everything having to do with it remains a current topic in legal circles and among many lawyers now litigating law cases related to the land deal and the subsequent award of the casino license to Wynn Resorts.

The Boston office of the FBI has shown a great deal of deference to the real culprits who stole the casino license from the Sterling Group in Revere so Steve Wynn could buy it for the Wynn Corporation from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission at a discount.

The folks from Sterling passed the law and order test to gain the license but lost it to Wynn, who had to resign from his own company in disgrace for alleged acts of egregious sexual harassment and worse, allegations about which the FBI claims to have had no knowledge of after conducting a thorough investigation.

This proved an old Massachusetts political adage that the good guys with all the qualifications never win over the bad guys who won, who never should have been awarded the license.

How the land was found, who originally bought it, how the FBI began a “thorough” investigation that somehow left out Steve Crosby, the former MGC chair and Paul Lohnes, his business partner to whom he owed money, is the stuff of Boston office FBI riddles.

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About the FBI

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By Josh Resnek

It is difficult to know what exactly the FBI is doing at anytime.

The recent indictment of about 30 rich people and a few television Hollywood celebrities for paying bribes to get their kids higher test scores and acceptance into elite colleges shows what the Boston office of the FBI has been busy with.

The indictments of such rich and fancy people expresses the American ideal that the law applies to everyone – even to the rich and the famous. No one knows this better than Andrew Lelling, the US Attorney for Massachusetts who is prosecuting this case.

The FBI has told the public they conducted wiretaps and listened in on conversations and that participants in the education scam cooperated with the FBI to ensure the leaders of the ring as well as others using their resources to get their kids into better schools.

Lelling shows that he is unafraid of the rich and famous. Getting convictions is what Lelling’s game is all about.

The investigation doesn’t matter if no one goes to jail.

This is why the US Attorneys office tends to be careful about the investigations it conducts.

Investigations that use heavy resources and go nowhere seem to go on endlessly, without finality, ie, indictments.

Such is the case with the casino mess and our mayor, Kickback Carlo.

This we know – the FBI has had its eyes on Everett for more than 6 years for a variety of reasons.

The FBI’s eyes and ears remain on Everett.

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