Alabama Gambling Trial

 VictoryLand casino is trying to break the attorney general's winning streak in a series of cases involving gambling machines seized in raids.

A four-day trial ended Friday involving the legality of 1,600 gambling machines the attorney general seized from VictoryLand in Macon County last year. Circuit Judge William Shashy will rule in a few weeks.

The outcome will determine whether VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor can reopen what was once Alabama's largest casino or whether the attorney general can destroy the machines.

Federal prosecutors say casino developer Ronnie Gilley's plea agreement prevents him from asking a judge to lower his prison sentence.

   Federal prosecutors have filed their response to Gilley's recent request seeking a reduction in his sentence. Prosecutors say Gilley waived his right to appeal his sentence when he signed his plea agreement. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson has given Gilley until Sept. 17 to respond.

Lawyers for a former lobbyist who pleaded guilty in Alabama's gambling corruption case say he was attacked at a federal prison in Montgomery and moved to a different prison.

Attorneys for former Country Crossing casino lobbyist Jarrod Massey filed court documents requesting to see their client and check on his wellbeing. The date of the attack and Massey's condition are not disclosed in court records.

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons reports Massey was moved from the federal prison in Montgomery to the one in Talladega.

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A casino lobbyist who admitted offering bribes to legislators has received probation. U.S. District Judge Keith Watkins gave Jennifer Pouncy three years on probation, 100 hours of community service, and $4,100 in fines and fees at a sentencing hearing Wednesday in Montgomery. Pouncy was the first person to plead guilty in Alabama's gambling corruption case. The former lobbyist for Country Crossing Casino admitted offering bribes to legislators to support pro-gambling legislation.

Ala. Casino Lobbyist, Ex-Legislator Report To Prison

Aug 27, 2012
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A casino lobbyist and a former legislator who pleaded guilty in Alabama's gambling corruption case are now in federal prison. A spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons said lobbyist Jarrod Massey reported Monday to the minimum-security prison camp at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery. Former state Rep. Terry Spicer of Elba reported to the minimum-security prison camp in Marion, Ill. Massey has a sentence of five years and five months for offering bribes to legislators. Spicer has a sentence of four years and nine months for accepting bribes.