Everett landowner resists casino disclosure pledge

BOSTON (AP) — One of the owners of land in Everett that Steve Wynn wants to buy to build a casino is refusing to sign a promise that no secret owners would profit from the sale.

Anthony Gattineri, co-owner of the site where Wynn Resorts has proposed to build greater Boston’s only casino, has refused to sign the pledge even though the Massachusetts Gaming Commission says it will not approve a casino without assurances that criminals won’t profit from it.

Gattineri is not signing the pledge on advice from a lawyer. He’s also refused to testify under oath to commission investigators.

His refusals are fueling speculation that convicted felon Charles Lightbody is still part owner of the land.

Lightbody’s lawyer tells The Boston Globe his client no longer has a stake in the land.

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