Oh, the hell with it. I’m going to keep posting on the Middleborough casino as long as there’s news to report. And there is: The Cape Cod Times’ Stephanie Vosk tells us that yet another investor has run afoul of the law.
Vosk points to a 1997 story in the Detroit Free Press, which found that, 20 years earlier, casino developer Herb Strather paid a $500 fine and performed community service as punishment for offering a police officer a new pair of shoes in return for special consideration on a drunken-driving arrest. You can’t make this stuff up.
Yesterday, of course, we learned that investor Sol Kerzner was accused of bribing a South African government official in 1986 in connection with a casino deal there. Kerzner was not convicted, and the charge was later dropped.
Meanwhile, Peter Kenney keeps beavering away on Cape Cod Today as he attempts to track $675,000 in Wampanoag money used by disgraced former tribe leader Glenn Marshall to buy a horse stable in Mashpee.
Finally, I’ve got a commentary on all this in today’s Providence Journal.