" 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.
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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"The fact is that Robert and Daniel Eremian are simply continuing their pattern of putting their family through turmoil and trying to blame anyone but themselves," Tierney said during a 45-minutes news conference he called to address the accusations ...Read more
But the Tierney family's legal trouble, which boiled over last week when both of his brothers-in-law alleged that the congressman was fully aware of the illegal gambling operation that led to his wife's conviction in 2010, have suddenly made the eight ...Read more
"Today, clearly bitter at having lost his case and harboring old family grudges, Daniel Eremian made bizarre, unsubstantiated, and false comments," said Tierney spokesperson Kathryn Prael. "Daniel .... Send to. Enter email addresses separated by commas.Read more