Defense gets to question Alabama casino owner

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Defense attorneys in Alabama's gambling corruption trial will get their first opportunity to question a casino owner who has pleaded guilty to offering bribes to legislators.
Country Crossing casino owner Ronnie Gilley spent three days testifying for the prosecution as part of his plea deal in the case. Attorneys for the nine defendants get to ask their first questions Tuesday morning in Montgomery.
A defense attorney for casino owner Milton McGregor, Joe Espy, says he expects the questioning to be aggressive. He says Gilley seems to recall a lot of new information now that he is getting closer to prison.
Gilley's plea deal calls for him to get a prison sentence of 20 to 27 years, but it could be shortened based on his testimony.
AP-WF-06-28-11 1012GMT


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