Ala. State Sens. Can't Duck Charges In Bribery Case

Law360, New York (May 4, 2011, 5:28 PM EDT) -- An Alabama federal judge shot down attempts Tuesday by two state lawmakers to dodge criminal charges regarding their alleged roles in a purported scheme to buy and sell favorable votes on pro-gambling legislation in the state.

Siding with recommendations from a federal magistrate judge, U.S. District Judge Myron H. Thompson denied state Sen. Quinton Ross Jr.'s motion to dismiss two extortion charges brought against him under the Hobbs Act and similarly denied state Sen. Larry P. Means' motion to duck all charges he faces in the...
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