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4 senators indicted, anyone hear about this?

The Justice Department unveiled an indictment accusing the owners of two of Alabama's largest casinos, four state senators and several lobbyists of a scheme to buy and sell votes in the Legislature. One defendant has pleaded guilty to offering a senator $2 million to vote for a bill to keep the bingo machines operating.

Ronnie Gilley, developer of the Country Crossing casino in Dothan, and Milton McGregor, owner of VictoryLand casino in Shorter and a financial backer of Country Crossing, were indicted along with three of their lobbyists and state Sens. Harri Anne Smith of Slocomb, James Preuitt of Talladega, Larry Means of Attalla, and Quinton Ross Jr. of Montgomery.

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 10:47 PM on Oct. 4, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/oct/04/casino-owners-senators-charged-in-ala-bingo-probe/


    Federal authorities said Monday that a 12th defendant - an employee of one of the indicted lobbyists - pleaded guilty Sept. 28 to conspiracy. Jennifer Pouncy of Montgomery admitted that at Massey's direction, she offered Preuitt $2 million for his vote and that Massey authorized her to offer $100,000 to Means for his vote.

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 10:48 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Why doesn't this surprise me.... Idiots deserve jail time but we all know that won't happen since money talks.
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 10:53 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • The greedy bastards. Ugh.
    gertie41

    Answer by gertie41 at 10:53 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • I exhibit no surprise.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:15 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Independent, Republican, and Democrats... Ohhhhhhhh my...
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:42 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Sure did, on Fox...
    agentwanda

    Answer by agentwanda at 1:38 AM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • Independent, Republican, and Democrats... Ohhhhhhhh my...


    One thing they can agree on.....

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 7:59 AM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • Sure did, on Fox...


    and I heard it in the LIBERAL MAIN STREAM MEDIA

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 7:59 AM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • *GASP* Politicians buying and selling votes?!? That could NEVER happen!


    (heavy sarcasm)

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 8:05 AM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • I read this on MSNBC and am not suprised.
    Mom2Just1

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 9:28 AM on Oct. 5, 2010

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