Pols Allowed 5 Character Witnesses In Vote-Selling Case

Law360, Washington (July 15, 2011, 5:44 PM EDT) -- An Alabama federal court on Friday limited each defendant to five character witnesses in a suit accusing a casino operator and several state senators of buying and selling votes on pro-gambling legislation in the state.

Casino operator Milton McGregor and state Sens. Larry Means, Jim Preuitt, Quinton Ross Jr. and Harri Anne Smith were among those charged in an October indictment with paying or demanding bribes in the form of campaign contributions in violation of the Hobbs Act, and with federal program bribery and honest services...
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