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Mr. Guy Dufault

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Churchill Lincoln International | Innovation With Common Objectives, 6 Sept 2015 [cached]
Guy A. Dufault
Churchill Lincoln International | Innovation With Common Objectives, 6 Sept 2015 [cached]
Guy Dufault
Founding Partner
Mr. Dufault has spent the past thirty five years as a highly respected government, education, communications and political leader. Mr. Dufault started his career as a government official in 1975 and over his fifteen year career served in a variety of major administrative positions. Since leaving government in 1990, Mr. Dufault has had a highly successful consulting business in government, communications and education. As a political leader Mr. Dufault was three times elected as the Rhode Island Democratic Party's Chairman and appointed by United States President William J. Clinton to be the Chair of the National Association of Democratic Chairs.
As a political consultant, Mr. Dufault has worked on numerous Presidential campaigns, U.S. Senate campaigns and Congressional campaigns. As an educational consultant, Mr. Dufault has spent the past seventeen years as an advisor to the President of New England Institute of Technology. In that role Mr. Dufault helpled shape the development of a new $100 million campus and student growth from 1,200 students to over 3,500 students today. Mr. Dufault also spent 13 years as the Chief Executive Officer of one of New England's most successful communications companies. His team spearheaded the communications efforts for over $2 billion of projects worldwide.
AP Wire | 11/08/2005 | Lobbyist apologizes to R.I. governor, 8 Nov 2005 [cached]
But the governor said the apology by Guy Dufault was not enough, and repeated his demand for a retraction.
"Mr. Dufault has not apologized for promising to take me down by spreading falsehoods about my personal life.Instead, he has only apologized for inadvertently allowing his plans to smear me and my family to become public," said the governor, who has vehemently denied the accusations.
Dufault, the former Democratic Party chairman, has refused to answer media questions about his comments since they were aired on his paid television show Sunday morning.He made the remarks to a guest during a sound check, which was supposed to have been trimmed.
On the show, Dufault said that the only way Democrats can win next year's gubernatorial election is to attack Carcieri.
If nothing else, I've got the names of the past goumadas, so I'm just going to start throwing them out there," Dufault said, using an Italian slang for a mistress.
In a statement, Dufault said he received unsolicited, anonymous and uncorroborated information about the governor, and never intended to make the information public.
The comments about the popular governor set off a firestorm of criticism and allegations of political dirty tricks.
A Carcieri spokesman said the governor still was considering whether to take legal action.
Dufault, a registered lobbyist for the Narragansett Indian Tribe that is pushing to open up a casino that the Republican governor opposes, also apologized to his clients.
Harrah's Entertainment, which was working with the tribe on the casino, said the casino and tribe decided to suspend their relationship with Dufault.
New Page 1, 3 Dec 2002 [cached]
Guy Dufault, spokesman for the Narragansetts, said the West Warwick site is comprised of seven parcels totaling 105 acres.The Indians have options to buy all seven properties, the most recognizable being the Aprin Van Lines property.Dufault favors a Rhode Island casino on the basis that the Narragansetts are the only federally recognized tribe prohibited by federal legislation from building a casino on their reservation and because of money the state might otherwise capture.
"Right now we have quite a bit of money draining to Connecticut [$60 million is the figure Dufault used] without even considering the Massachusetts people driving through the state.Let's keep that money home," Dufault said.
Under the arrangement with the Narragansetts, DuFault said Harrah's will pick up all costs relating to the casino with the understanding that those monies be repaid when and if the casino is operational.He said the Narragansetts had a similar arrangement with Capital Gaming, which worked with the Indians from 1993 to 1998, and with Boyd, which had an agreement with the Indians until last summer.He said the Narragansetts owe Capital $10 million and Boyd $3 million.
Features | Bold gambit, 25 July 2003 [cached]
Responding to years in which the General Assembly has stifled the tribe's quest for a casino referendum, the smoke shop became Plan B about 10 months ago, says Guy Dufault, a consultant for the Narragansetts."The thought was that if we were stymied on the casino project again, the tribe would explore their number two alternative," Dufault says."When the General Assembly failed to act in this session, the thought process of the tribe was, ‘We have to take economic development into our own hands.' Never in a million years did we think that what happened would happen.We thought the state would trot us into federal court."
Dufault describes selling cigarettes without collecting tax revenue as a low-level violation - less serious than a misdemeanor - that would typically bring a $100 fine.
As Dufault says, "Quite frankly, I think any compact talks would have to include the referendum going to the ballot."
Asked about this, Dufault, a former chairman of the Rhode Island Democratic Party, says such talk is "totally ridiculous.
But given the very high stakes - the state's entire system of taxation - Dufault believes the General Assembly will take up the issue in January, if not sooner.And, he asserts, "They'd be committing hari-kari if they didn't put it [the casino referendum] on the ballot in an election year."
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