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PSC member Skrmetta attempted to bring casino to Harvey in 1993; signed lease letter of intent before his election

LouisianaVoice has learned that Louisiana Public Service Commission member Eric Skrmetta, in addition to his involvement in a Mississippi Gulf Coast casino operation, also entered into an agreement with the same company in an effort to gain approval of a casino in Harvey, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans in adjacent Jefferson Parish.

Skrmetta, of Metairie, represents PSC’s 1st District.

Neither the income he derived from his partnership with Boomtown Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, nor the agreement with Boomtown in the Jefferson Parish endeavor are mentioned in his FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT on file with the Louisiana Board of Ethics

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