Alabama Sens., Casino Owner Cleared Of Bribery Charges

Law360, New York (March 7, 2012, 1:51 PM EST) -- An Alabama jury on Wednesday acquitted all six defendants, including state senators, lobbyists and a casino owner, accused of bribing lawmakers to vote for pro-gambling legislation.

The jury, which deliberated for seven days, found VictoryLand casino owner Milton McGregor, Alabama state senator Harri Anne Smith and former state senators Larry Means and Jim Preuitt innocent of all charges, including conspiracy, bribery and fraud. Lobbyist Tom Coker and casino spokesman Jay Walker were also acquitted.

Greyhound racetrack owner McGregor, who had allegedly offered $1 million in bribes...
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