By Bob Salsberg, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Attorney General Martha Coakley has named retired New Jersey State Police Lt. Col. Gayle Cameron to the panel overseeing casino gambling in Massachusetts.

Coakley said Cameron has right experience, integrity and vision to serve on the panel. Cameron was born in Cambridge, raised in Weymouth and has more than 28 years of law enforcement experience

In December, Gov. Deval Patrick named Stephen Crosby, a one-time Secretary of Administration and Finance, to chair the commission.

Under the law, Coakley gets to appoint one individual with a law enforcement background.

The commission will decide who receives the coveted licenses for three casinos and one slots parlor.

State Treasurer Steven Grossman also has one appointment to the panel and the remaining two appointments will be made jointly by Patrick, Coakley and Grossman.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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