Casino consultant payments

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The 22News I-Team is working for you by making sure the city of Springfield didn’t overspend on its casino consultants.

The city has a contract with Shefsky and Froehlich that said it would not pay them more than $125,000 in their first year from July, 2012 to June 2013.  Not more than $50,000 from July 2013 to June 2014 and not more than $50,000 from July 2014 to June 2015.

The I-Team checked and the city paid their consultants slightly less than the money allowed.

In three payments in August and October of 2012, Springfield paid the consultants $124,790.

A city attorney told 22News MGM not only re-paid those fees, but has paid all the remaining bills since Springfield selected them a year ago.  Which was part of their host community agreement.

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