Greg Bialecki

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Greg Bialecki
Greg Bialecki 2013.jpg
Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development
In office
2009–2015
GovernorDeval Patrick
Preceded byRanch C. Kimball
Succeeded byJay Ash
Personal details
NationalityAmerican
Alma materHarvard College
Harvard Law School
OccupationAttorney

Greg Bialecki (born 1960/1961)[1] is an American attorney and government figure who served as Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development under Governor Deval Patrick from 2009 to 2015. Prior to serving as secretary, Bialecki was Undersecretary of Business Development and spent twenty years as a real estate and environmental attorney at the law firms Hill & Barlow and DLA Piper.

Bialecki attended Harvard University for both his undergraduate studies and law school. In 2009 Bialecki was tapped to head up the Governor's efforts to bring controversial casino gambling to Massachusetts.[2] The Boston Globe reported in 2011 that Bialecki may have violated state ethics laws by purchasing stock in two casinos during the time at which he was helping to craft legislation that would benefit those companies. Bialecki sold the stocks at a 30 percent profit only after being contacted by the Globe.[3] Bialecki and Governor Deval Patrick have come under fire for failing to investigate Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning Carl Stanley McGee (Stan McGee), their point man on casino legislation and negotiating a state casino compact with an Indian tribe, following his 2007 arrest in Florida where he was charged with sexually assaulting a 12- to 15-year-old boy.[4]

He has a son, Tim.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matt Viser and Kay Lazar (January 31, 2009). "Festa, O'Connell resign their posts in governor's Cabinet". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  2. ^ Bialecki: Casinos must have revenue recapture focus, WampaLeaks Blog, 5 July 2011.
  3. ^ State economic chief’s casino holdings raising questions, Boston Globe, October 26, 2011.
  4. ^ What exactly happened in Florida with Carl Stanley McGee, Red Mass Group, May 13, 2012.