Cedric Cromwell convicted in Massachusetts casino bribery case

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Cedric Cromwell was the former leader of a Massachusetts Native American tribe. He was convicted of accepting bribes from the Rhode Island architecture and design company working with the tribe to build a $1 billion casino on the land.

Cedric Cromwell, 57, was convicted in Massachusetts casino bribery case. He received exercise equipment and a weekend stay at a luxury resort from the architectural company. Cromell was sentenced to a year of probation and fined $25,000. David DeQuattro, 56, the owner of the Rhode Island architecture and design firm, received a one-year probation under home confinement and was fined $50,00.

Cedric Cromwell was convicted in Massachusetts casino bribery case. Cromell was the president of the tribe's gaming authority and the founder of a company called One Nation Development LLC. He received $10,000 from DeQuattro and his business partner in November 2015 and $1,800 for his stay at a luxury Boston hotel in May 2017.

Cedric Cromwell was convicted of bribery and extortion charges in May. DeQuattro was also convicted.

The Mashpee Wampanoags tribe is angry at its former leader, who has hurt its people. The tribe has fought for 400 years to preserve its culture and lands.

Cedric Cromwell was convicted in Massachusetts casino bribery case. He still faces multiple charges for false tax return submissions. The plans for the proposed $1 billion casino in Taunton will stay on hold.

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