Casino Stalker
Wampanoag casino backers paid $4M to tribe

Casino investors paid $4 million to support the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts before cutting funds to the newly recognized tribe, The Cape Cod Times reports.

Sol Kerzner and Len Wolman also have refused to pay for an environmental study related to the tribe's land-into-trust application. The tribe wants to build a casino on 539 acres in the town of Middleboro.

Tribal leaders want to negotiate a new deal with Kerzner and Wolman. But critics have raised concerns about the tribe's ability to pursue the casino in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

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Tribe divided over finances (The Cape Cod Times 8/20)
Could Middleboro casino plans move ahead without the tribe? (The Brockton Enterprise 8/20)