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Alabama Gambling Trial
10:15 am
Sat November 3, 2012

Alabama Casino Developer Gets Prison Delay

A federal judge has approved another delay two-week delay for Country Crossing developer Ronnie Gilley to report to prison.
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A federal judge has given Country Crossing casino developer Ronnie Gilley another two-week delay in reporting to prison.

Gilley was supposed to report to federal prison on Monday. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson has granted Gilley's request to delay that until Nov. 19. The delay will allow the Enterprise businessman more time to recover from a complication from an unspecified surgery. It is the fourth delay granted to Gilley.

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Alabama Gambling Trial
5:09 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Feds OK With Delay In Gilley Going To Prison

Federal prosecutors say they have no objection to allowing Country Crossing casino developer Ronnie Gilley an extra two weeks to report to prison.

Federal prosecutors say they have no objection to allowing Country Crossing casino developer Ronnie Gilley an extra two weeks to report to prison.


Gilley is due to report Monday to begin a sentence of six years and eight months, but he is seeking a delay due to complications from surgery. The Justice Department filed court papers Wednesday that said allowing Gilley to report Nov. 19 would allow him to be treated by his own physician rather than at government expense.

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Alabama Gambling Trial
5:27 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Ala. Casino Developer Seeks Another Prison Delay

Country Crossing developer Ronnie Gilley asks to push back his day to report to prison again.
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Country Crossing casino developer Ronnie Gilley is asking a federal judge not to make him report to prison next week.


Gilley is seeking another delay because of unspecified medical problems. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson gave Gilley permission on Monday to file his latest request in private. The judge did not immediately rule on the request.

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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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Gambling Corruption Case
5:09 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Judge Delays Sentencing For Ala. Casino Lobbyist

A judge has delayed the last sentencing in Alabama's gambling corruption case.

U.S. District Judge Keith Watkins granted a request Thursday from former Country Crossing casino lobbyist Jennifer Pouncy to delay her sentencing from Aug. 29 to Sept. 26. She sought the delay to allow more time to study a presentencing report by federal probation officers. That report is due Aug. 22.

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Casino Corruption
5:56 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Feds: 11 years should punish Ala. casino bribery

Federal prosecutors are recommending that Country Crossing casino developer Ronnie Gilley spend nearly 11 years in prison for offering millions of dollars in bribes to Alabama legislators.

They're also suggesting that Gilley's lobbyist, Jarrod Massey, spend slightly more than 11 years behind bars for his role in the case.

Prosecutors filed their recommendations Monday with U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson. He's scheduled to sentence the two July 16, along with former state Rep. Terry Spicer of Elba.

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