Victoryland http://apr.org en Judge Delays Trial Over VictoryLand Casino Raid http://apr.org/post/judge-delays-trial-over-victoryland-casino-raid <p></p><p>The judge has delayed a trial over the state attorney general's raid of VictoryLand casino in Shorter.</p><p>Attorney General Luther Strange sought the delay because the gambling expert used by the attorney general's office for at least a decade died recently. Bob Sertell died May 6 in Vineland, New Jersey, from cardiac problems.</p><p>Circuit Judge William Shashy signed an order Thursday postponing the trial from June 23 to Sept. 9 to give the attorney general time to find a new expert witness.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 20:37:07 +0000 The Associated Press 52104 at http://apr.org Judge Delays Trial Over VictoryLand Casino Raid Old Gambling Case Leads to Alabama Casino Raid http://apr.org/post/old-gambling-case-leads-alabama-casino-raid <p>The state attorney general's office used a century-old gambling case to get a rare, but not unprecedented, search warrant to raid VictoryLand casino in Shorter.</p><div><p>Macon County Circuit Judge Tom Young initially refused to give the attorney general a search warrant. Attorney General Luther Strange appealed to the Alabama Supreme Court. He cited an 1899 case where a justice of the peace denied an arrest warrant based on an incorrect interpretation of the law, and the Supreme Court ordered it issued.</p> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 14:18:47 +0000 The Associated Press 25533 at http://apr.org Old Gambling Case Leads to Alabama Casino Raid Sheriff dropped from $64 million Ala. casino case http://apr.org/post/sheriff-dropped-64-million-ala-casino-case <p><b><font face="Arial">Attorneys say a $64 million court judgment against VictoryLand casino in Macon County and its owner, Milton McGregor, won&#39;t be affected by the Macon County sheriff being dropped from the litigation.</font></b></p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 21:58:45 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 13663 at http://apr.org