Feds Say Ala. Lobbyist Should Stay Locked Up

Law360, New York (August 31, 2011, 1:14 PM EDT) -- Alabama federal prosecutors on Tuesday asked a judge to turn down a casino lobbyist's request to be released while he awaits sentencing on charges of bribing elected officials for pro-gambling votes.

Prosecutors said in a court filing that the problems Jarrod Massey faces in presentencing lockup are similar to the problems any convicted criminal face and do not warrant special treatment.

Massey, who founded the lobbying firm Mantra Governmental, reached a deal with the government and pled guilty in December to six counts of conspiracy and...
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