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Us folks in Alabama just want to play bingo (ha!)
Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Posted: 10/4/2010 8:24:31 PM

By: Larry P. Means - just this last one ....

Just this last one then I'll stop since most folks don't care too much about gambling and corruption in Alabama.

Larry P. Means - I won't -- oops, yes I will.

On or about February 5, 2010, the day after SB380 was introduced in the Alabama Senate, MEANS received five $5,000 contributions, totaling $25,000, attributed to MCGREGOR and drawn on funds from GEDDIE-controlled PACs.


On or about March 30, 2010, MEANS voted for SB380, which MCGREGOR and GILLEY supported, having abstained in the BIR vote on an earlier version of SB380 just weeks earlier, on or about March 3, 2010, and having promised people that he would not vote for the bill without a local provision related to gambling in Etowah County, a county in MEANS’s district. The final version of SB380 contained no such provision relating to Etowah County.

Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Posted: 10/4/2010 8:16:55 PM

By: Joseph R. Crosby - definitely pro-gambling

Between in or about May 2008 and in or about April 2010, MCGREGOR caused to be issued monthly checks in the amount of $3,000, totaling $72,000, made payable to CROSBY. CROSBY, who was prohibited from receiving income in addition to his State of Alabama salary for his official assistance, failed to report any of the payments on his State of Alabama financial disclosure forms until in or about July 2010, after the Legislative Reference Service received a grand jury subpoena in connection with the instant investigation.
On or about February 27, 2009, CROSBY received an email from a lawyer working for MCGREGOR, instructing CROSBY to make certain changes to the draft “Sweet Home Alabama” pro-gambling legislation.


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Posted: 10/4/2010 8:15:05 PM

By: Hunter

Harri Anne H. Smith
She is against -- oops, make that for -- gambling legislature.


On or about April 3, 2008, SMITH introduced an anti-gambling bill, Senate Bill 572, that would have restricted the operation of bingo in Houston County, the location of Country Crossing, to charitable organizations, while prohibiting all previously authorized private bingo operations. SMITH’s bill, if enacted, effectively would have barred GILLEY and Country Crossing from conducting bingo-related business in Houston County.


On or about March 30, 2010, SMITH voted in favor of the pro-gambling legislation, SB380, which was wholly contrary to the prior anti-gambling bill SMITH introduced two years earlier.


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