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Gaming Commission Interim Executive Director Pick Under Scrutiny

On Wednesday, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission named its interim executive director.

Stan McGee currently works for the Patrick administration as the assistant secretary for policy and planning in the Executive Office of Housing and Development. Starting Monday, McGee will be the new director of the gaming commission that will oversee new gambling establishments in the state.

But McGee has a skeleton in the closet. Or, as Commission Chair Stephen Crosby put it during Tuesday’s commission meeting, “an elephant in the room.”

Turns out there were allegations that McGee assaulted an underage boy at a Florida resort back in 2007.

Bianca Vazquez Toness was at a gaming commission’s forum Thursday and joins Radio Boston to talk about McGee’s appointment.

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    The allegations reach up beyond McGee as the Globe reports, the Florida cops said people “above their pay grade” in Massachusetts somehow got Florida to drop the charges against the wishes of the victim’s family, local police and state child sex crime investigators who found the molestation claims credible and worth pursuing.  McGee took the 5th then and refuses now to simply say he didn’t molest the child.  If someone in the Patrick Administration did pull strings to get McGee off the hook it needs to be investigated.  Patrick has stood up to the Catholic church and condemned their cover up of sex with children scandals – it would be the height of hypocrisy if anyone in his administration weighted in with Florida officials to prevent this case from going forward.

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