By PBN Staff
TAUNTON â€“ A group of Taunton taxpayers opposing the Mashpee Wampanoagâ€™s proposed $500 million casino and hotel complex has retained an attorney and is considering taking legal action to prevent the casino from being built, according to the Herald News.
Lesley Rich â€“ the lawyer representing the Taunton taxpayers â€“ contends that selling the land to the Wampanoag for casino development would violate the established land-use restrictions for the area.
The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe has an option to purchase 146 acres in the Liberty and Union Industrial Park.
The cityâ€™s attorney is calling the taxpayer challenge â€śbaseless,â€ť according to the news source.