Feds Mull Options After Ala. Vote-Selling Case Cracks

Law360, New York (August 12, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors said they were deciding how to continue pursuing a public corruption case after an Alabama jury declined Thursday to convict four state lawmakers, a lobbyist or any of their four co-defendants accused of bribery and vote-buying.

Jurors found state Sen. Quinton Ross, D-Montgomery, and lobbyist Robert Geddie not guilty on all counts, and they either deadlocked or acquitted on the various charges against remaining defendants in the alleged scheme to influence votes on pro-gambling legislation for electronic bingo machines.

"We appreciate the jury’s service...
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