A group of private citizens, under the banner of hallwatch.org and Casino-Free Philadelphia, have asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Board to investigate the conduct of former Gaming Control Board Chairman Tad Decker and members of his current firm, Cozen O’Connor.
The letter to Anthony P. Sodroski, disciplinary counsel-in-charge, offers a litany of complaints that suggest Decker’s role on the board was in conflict with firm founders Stephen A. Cozen and Patrick J. O’Connor and other Cozen O’Connor attorneys who represented winning slot license applicant SugarHouse Casino. Decker spent four years at Cozen O’Connor before joining the Gaming Control Board as its chairman in 2004.
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