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Kickback Carlo on Permanent Vacation

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By Josh Resnek

When the casino opened at the end of June, the mayor delivered a tearful speech, speaking emotionally about the great sacrifices he and his family had to make to get this project done.

He congratulated Steve Wynn, whose disgraced name he recalled publicly at the opening affair. He said he was a loyal guy that he’d always be loyal to Wynn even though he has been shown to be a sexual predator by the Wall Street Journal.

A few days later, the mayor flew to Hawaii where he spent about ten days on what was ostensibly a badly needed vacation.

When he returned from Hawaii, it wasn’t a week or two before he hopped on a plane and flew to Italy, where he remains today vacationing for longer than two weeks.

During last winter, the mayor took at least four trips to Aruba for vacations.

During one of the longer stays on that island retreat, we published a cartoon in the Leader Herald revealing that the mayor treats Aruba as one of his mayoral offices.

At least one of those Aruba trips lasted two weeks.

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AG charges auto shop owner dented cars, stole $170,000 in bogus insurance claims

By Josh Resnek

Adam Haddad of Shrewsbury, the owner of an auto body shop in Everett just across from the Encore Casino, and in Worcester, has been indicted on 42 charges, including 18 counts of insurance fraud, Attorney General Maura Healy announced Monday.

Authorities say Haddad use sledge hammers and mallets to further damage cars he was repairing in order to obtain higher insurance payouts.

Haddad, 42, has been in a war with his Everett landlord, the owner of the property that houses his body shop on Mystic Street.

Last month he filed a lawsuit in Federal Courtclaiming the property’s owner, Rocco Vigorito,wants to cash out on a $10 million offer for hisproperty from Wynn Resorts, and that Wynn Resorts has been conspiring with Everett BuildingDepartment officials to terminate Haddad’s lease sothe property can be conveyed.

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Criminal Developer Associated with Everett Land Transactions Indicted Again

By Joshua Resnek

A Nahant developer with a criminal record, who was associated with a land swap in Everett that nearly scuttled the $2.1 billion Wynn casino project now going up, has been charged by Federal prosecutors again.

Gary P. DeCicco, already being held in Federal custody on extortion charges, and Pamela Avedisian, a friend with whom he has a child, faced charges by prosecutors in Federal Court in Boston last week.

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