Gambling report equals further questions for
A new report by the Wisconsin gaming
investigators raised even more questions of the involvement of
the former Gov. Tommy Thompson, now a presidential candidate.
recently completed report details two attempts by an already
indicted businessman to persuade Thompson to give him a hand in
a few projects, while Thompson was in the state's office.
According to the report Thompson was furious after a group with
big donations for his re-election campaign in 1998 did not get a
license to operate a dog track from the Wisconsin Racing Board.
Another instance from the gaming report
mentions that investors looking to get all the proper documents
using the "fast lane" for a casino in Kenosha would have paid
over $46 million to a lobbying firm which was owned by
Thompson's former chief of staff. The report is an addition to
the investigation of the Kenosha businessman Dennis Troha, who
had proposed building the casino in Kenosha and has been
indicted on charges that he illegally funneled campaign
donations to Gov. Jim Doyle. Troha is vowing to fight the
Tony Jewell, spokesman for Tommy Thompson,
publicly waved the allegations as nothing more than rumors, and
the former Governor himself was unavailable to comment on the