Feds are bluffing on on line casino bribes on the tribal chair, says Spender

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Law360 (Jan 19, 2021, 5:48 pm EST) – The owner of an architecture and design firm called on a judge Tuesday to dismiss charges that he passed on bribes to former chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in connection with a casino project . The government lacks proof of anything in return.

Prosecutors allege David DeQuattro paid a bribe to Cedric Cromwell, the former tribal chief. In return, DeQuattro’s company reportedly received nearly $ 5 million under its contract with the tribe’s gambling authority, which Cromwell ran.

But DeQuattro argued Tuesday that the charges did not state that any payments affected Cromwell in his official role in any way, let alone …

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