Vote-Buying Charge Stays Alive In Casino Owner's Trial

Law360, New York (March 1, 2012, 12:38 PM EST) -- An Alabama federal judge refused Wednesday to dismiss a $1 million bribery charge against casino owner Milton McGregor in his retrial for allegedly bribing legislators to pass pro-gambling legislation, saying prosecutors had not illegally changed the count during trial.

U.S. District Judge Myron H. Thompson found that the prosecution, which accuses McGregor of promising $1 million to state Sen. Scott Beason in exchange for Beason's favorable vote, did not explicitly say that the bribe was offered in the form of campaign contributions, which have a higher...
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