Attalla

Political Comeback
5:15 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Acquitted Former Senator Makes Political Comeback

Acquitted former Sen. Larry Means has been elected mayor of Attalla.

A former state senator acquitted in Alabama's gambling corruption trial has made an overwhelming political comeback.

Former state Sen. Larry Means got elected mayor of Attalla on Tuesday night. He pulled in 69 percent of the vote in a four-way race.

Means got defeated in his Senate re-election bid in 2010 after getting indicted in Alabama's gambling corruption case. He was accused of voting for pro-gambling legislation in return for campaign contributions. He was cleared of all charges in two trials in 2011 and 2012.

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