Alabama Gambling Trial

Casino Raid-Trial
11:47 am
Sat September 13, 2014

Casino Seeks To Break AG's Winning Streak

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

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Alabama Gambling Trial
7:43 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Feds: Casino Developer Can't Appeal Sentence

Country Crossing Casino Developer Ronnie Gilley had requested a reduction in his prison sentence.
al.com

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.

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Alabama Gambling Trial
4:43 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Lawyers Say Ex-Lobbyist Attacked In Alabama Prison

Lawyers for ex-lobbyist Jarrod Massey say he's been attacked in prison.
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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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Alabama Gambling Trial
5:17 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Alabama Casino Lobbyist Gets Probation

A casino lobbyist who admitted offering bribes to Alabama legislators to support pro-gambling legislation has received probation.
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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.

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Alabama Gambling Trial
5:33 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Ala. Casino Lobbyist, Ex-Legislator Report To Prison

Two guilty participants in Alabama's gambling corruption trial reported to prison today.
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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.