Gregory Bialecki, the secretary of housing and economic development, appears "untroubled" by his clear violation of state ethics laws, says the Boston Globe. Bialecki, who testified to the benefits of expanded gambling three days after finding out that he owned $17,000 of casino stock, decided to sell his shares only after the Globe inquired into the matter. While he now admits that he was "dumb" for failing to ask advice on the matter from Governor Patrick, his excuse for his pro-casino testimony - that his remarks were prepared for him without his knowledge - is beyond absurd.
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