Tierney Addresses Family Gambling Accusations

July 3, 2012 12:00 AM
Tierney Addresses Family Gambling Accusations

" SALEM (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Tierney, defending himself from claims by his two brothers-in-law that he had been aware of the illegal nature of their offshore gambling operation, said Tuesday the men were attempting to “blame anyone but themselves” for their legal problems, and he maintained that he had done nothing dishonest.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Doug Cope reports.

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The Salem Democrat, who is seeking a ninth term in Congress, told reporters that he had been aware of the gambling business in Antigua but for years had believed it was legitimate.

One brother-in-law, Daniel Eremian, said last week after he was sentenced to three years in federal prison that Tierney “knew everything” about the illegal offshore gambling ring Eremian was convicted of helping run with his brother, Robert Eremian, who is a fugitive from justice.

Robert Eremian made similar claims in a telephone interview with The Boston Globe "

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