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Landowners charged with lying about Wynn land

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A rendering of the $1.6 billion proposal for a resort and casino in Everett. A rendering of the $1.6 billion proposal for a resort and casino in Everett.
BOSTON (AP) -

A reputed mob associate has been arraigned in federal court on wire fraud changes related his involvement in the waterfront land that Wynn Resorts plans to develop into a $1.6 billion resort casino.

Charles Lightbody of Revere is charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud and aiding and abetting. He was ordered held until his next court date Tuesday.

The U.S. Attorney's office in Boston alleges Lightbody, who is a convicted felon, and two other men - Dustin DeNunzio and Anthony Gattineri - defrauded the casino company by concealing Lightbody's part ownership of the land.

The three also face state charges that they impeded a state Gaming Commission investigation and tampered with evidence.

Lightbody's attorney Tim Flaherty said before the arraignment the indictment is based on "speculation and conjecture" and his client "steadfastly professes his innocence."

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