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Schaghticoke chief says tribe will continue casino pursuit

schaghticoke-logo-300x390_300_390_99HARTFORD, Conn. – Schaghitcoke Tribal Nation Chief Richard Velky is troubled by media reports regarding Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s rejection of the tribe’s new business registration.

The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation applied for limited liability corporation status under Special Act 15-7, which allowed the Mohegan Tribal Nation and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to explore construction of a third casino.

The state rejected a similar application from MGM Resorts International.

Merrill’s office issued a statement Wednesday admitting it mistakenly granted the application.

“In this case it looks like the application was received in error,” Merrill said.

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.

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