Friday, June 10, 2011

Prosecutor: Alabama Gambling Case About Greed

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A federal prosecutor says VictoryLand casino owner Milton McGregor stood to make hundreds of millions of dollars if he could pass legislation protecting electronic bingo games. But McGregor's lawyer says he's a longtime Alabama businessman who is the target of a government case built on the
testimony of a crook who owed McGregor money.

Prosecutor Justin Shur and defense attorney Joe Espy presented opening statements Friday morning in Alabama's gambling corruption trial in Montgomery. Attorneys for the other defendants will appear

Shur says it's a case about greed and corruption, where four indicted legislators sold their votes to McGregor on the pro-gambling bill. Espy says Country Crossing developer Ronnie Gilley, who pleaded guilty, owed McGregor millions for helping with County Crossing and wrote him a bad check.

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