Feds Hit Back At Alleged Buyer Of Ala. Votes

Law360, New York (November 23, 2010, 3:02 PM EST) -- Federal prosecutors have fired back at an Alabama racetrack owner's attempt to escape criminal bribery charges, saying he ignored the common-sense meaning of relevant federal laws when he argued that bribing state legislators was not a crime because passing legislation is not a "commercial activity."

In opposition briefs filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, the U.S. asked the court to shoot down two motions to dismiss the charges against Milton McGregor, owner of the VictoryLand race track in Macon,...
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