Foxwoods Official is Convicted Drug Dealer

biggeo's picture

the rules are their are no

the rules are their are no rules

lauraska's picture

Having had a long-term

Having had a long-term relationship with a member of the Mashuntucket Tribe, I can truly say that this guy isn't the only convicted drug dealer who is involved with that organization.

tudor's picture

Why does the headline say

Why does the headline say "Was it legal?" I didn't read the whole story. Is there any explanation for why it might be legal, or is this just a stupid headline?

dan's picture

It doesn't mean "is the drug

It doesn't mean "is the drug dealing legal?"
it means "is giving him the casino license legal?"

it might be, IF he got the conviction expunged from his record -
which was unknown when the story was written

tudor's picture

Right, I know it's against

Right, I know it's against the rules for him to be involved with the casino--just didn't know the story raised the possibility that the charge could be expunged.

Ftown66's picture

He should be removed.

He should be removed.

Ftown66's picture

tudor wrote:Right, I know

tudor wrote:

Right, I know it's against the rules for him to be involved with the casino--just didn't know the story raised the possibility that the charge could be expunged.

I believe the charges were already expunged and thats why he slipped by. Just because your record is expunged it doesn't mean you were innocent of the charges. Many cities have an accelerated release program where as if you follow the rules and serve your probation and follow the program your record is expunged to give you a second chance. Usually drug dealers don't get the choice to use this program.

lauraska's picture

Connecticut is actually

Connecticut is actually pretty tough on crime. They are a "Three Felonies and You're Out" state, which means you get an automatic life sentence on your third felony conviction. At least that was the law there about 7 years ago. But political handshakes happen everywhere. This guy was a higher up in an organization that gives ALOT of money to the state every year. Expungements can happen behind closed doors. Who knows.