Monday, December 5, 2011

Reel Wamps details MORE financial abuses by Cromwell administration

Do Governor Deval Patrick, Senator Therese Murray and Economic Development Director Greg Bialecki still want to hitch their wagons to this horse?  This is one big train wreck smack in the middle of the Commonwealth's new casino plans for 2012.

Reel Wamps has documented a series of recently exposed fiscal abuses detailing use of Mashpee Wampanoag funds which includes:

  • Purchases of thousands of dollars in American Express travelers checks - cash - which were then dispersed without documentation for how they were spent to tribal council members
  • Personal expenses for gas, cars and even pornography
  • Travel and entertainment expenses for limousines, first-class airline tickets, high end hotel suites, theater tickets, booze and meals
How this is even possible is beyond comprehension.  It will be really embarrassing for the Massachusetts officials who supported the Mashpee Wampanoag special interest carve-out when the records show they benefited from these abuses when hobnobbing with Cedric and his cronies.  This saga simply won't stop unfolding, yet our elected officials seem intent on letting the State's interests get dragged further down the Indian casino abyss.