STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 29, 2008..... A bingo software firm issuing Treasurer Timothy Cahill and the state's Lottery chief for more than $20 million over the awarding of gaming contracts, claiming they engaged in a conspiracy to favor a Georgia company in exchange for money for Cahill's campaign.Cahill's office is firing back.
In a federal suit filed Friday, Rhode Island-based Bingo Innovative Software alleged that Cahill and Lottery Executive Director Mark Cavanagh blocked implementation of a TV bingo game despite projected profits for the cash-strapped system, in part to further their own careers and open private-sector opportunities for themselves and others.
Treasury general counsel Grace Lee called the case "absolutely meritless and one of the most frivolous lawsuits I've ever seen filed."Who knows what's going on? Certainly not this blogger. However, what can certainly be said - beyond a reasonable doubt - is that screwy things are going on over at the state lottery, under Cahill's watch.