Springfield’s Communication Director, Marian Sullivan, has been suspended after she was arrested for damaging property at the MGM Springfield Casino in Massachusetts. Sullivan has been charged with destruction of property.
According to a report from the Republican newspaper, Marian Sullivan was arrested at the downtown casino around 3 a.m. Sunday.
The police have said that she damaged property at the gambling facility and restaurant and also vandalized cars in a parking garage. A police spokesman has also said that she appeared to be intoxicated.
The associated press reports that Mayor Domenic J. Sarno was “shocked and very disturbed” by the arrest. He said he’s hopeful Sullivan “will seek the help that she seems to need.”
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno also confirmed that Sullivan will remain suspended until the case makes its way through the court proceedings. He did decline to answer further questions of the reporters.
MGM which is planning to tap into new markets is on an asset off-loading spree and according to the reports, the casino and hospitality giant is planning to sell its Springfield casino property.
MGM has already announced the sale of its Bellagio Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas strip, for $4.25 billion.
MGM incurred a net loss of $37m during the third quarter2019. For the same period the previous year, MGM had reported a profit of $143m.