Monday, January 05, 2009

Cahill Swapped Campaign Cash for Contracts?

That's what a suit alleges, as reported in the State House News Service (sorry, can't link).
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.

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.
Cahill's office is firing back.
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.


Anonymous said...

Much the same might be said of a former (Republican) lottery guy who saw no evil as it went on around him. In his retirement, he's become the voice of great wisdom and integrity. Does it come with that office?
In a Democratic state, it is incumbent on Democrats to investigate with impartiality and indict when appropriate.
After +8 years of Washington corruption, it can't be 'we're not as bad as them.'

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