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Resource ID: #23212
Subject: Developers
Source: Day (New London, Conn.)
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Date: 10/31/2006; 11/01/2006; 11/03/2006; 11/17/2006; 11/23/2006; 11/30/2006

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Long Island development group Utopia Studios, Ltd. "proposed a major development for the southeastern Connecticut region," with their takeover of "one of the most vital pieces of property in the region" approved by Preston, Connecticut voters. Utopia promised "a $1.6 billion project with theme parks and movie studios and 22,000 new jobs" and thus gained a lot of political support. But the Day "discovered that the principle Utopia developer, Joseph Gentile, had been sued in conjunction with a condominium project in New York City." Reporter Paul Choiniere investigated further, and found that Gentile's dealings on that property were questionable.

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