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Political veteran to head casino panel

Crosby vows aboveboard process for picking developers

Governor Deval Patrick yesterday appointed Stephen P. Crosby, who has worked for both Democrats and Republicans over the past three decades, to head the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, the powerful panel that will shape the new multibillion dollar casino industry.

Crosby immediately pledged that the process of choosing developers would not be tainted by scandal, citing a grand jury report in Pennsylvania this year that showed rampant corruption in the development of casinos there.

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