Mayor Criticizes Ex-Mayor's Casino Deal - Tuesday 16th of May 2006

GARY, Indiana As reported by the Associated Press: "Mayor Rudy Clay said he and city attorneys will review a casino deal former mayor Scott King renegotiated just months before he resigned and went to work for the casino developer.

"'Mayor Scott King went behind closed doors to shortchange the taxpayers of $1.2 million. And before the ink was dry, he went to work for the man,' Clay said. 'That just don't smell good to me.'

"Developer Don Barden, who already owned the Majestic Star lakefront casino, bought Donald Trump's adjacent riverboat and hotel late last year and negotiated an amended agreement with the city that reduces monthly payments from his adjusted gross income from the Trump boat..."

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