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Developer defends giving Wilkerson money

Arthur Winn (center), shown with Bill Wollinger and Susan Malatesta of Winn Properties, said his gift to Dianne Wilkerson was unrelated to a quest for state subsidies. Arthur Winn (center), shown with Bill Wollinger and Susan Malatesta of Winn Properties, said his gift to Dianne Wilkerson was unrelated to a quest for state subsidies. (Erik Jacobs for The Boston Globe)
By Casey Ross
Globe Staff / February 5, 2009

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Boston developer Arthur Winn said he gave $10,000 to former state senator Dianne Wilkerson in 2004 to help a "close friend" with her tax debts, and not because he wanted her assistance getting public funds for his troubled Columbus Center project. (Full article: 1113 words)

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