FBI agent testifies Ala. senator denied bribe

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- An FBI agent has testified that former Sen. Jim Preuitt told him that no one offered him a bribe to vote for pro-gambling legislation and that he was not aware of any bribery efforts.
Agent George Glaser testified Thursday about an interview with Preuitt six months before he was indicted. The agent first testified Tuesday but his testimony was stopped when defense lawyers objected. He returned to the witness stand Thursday after U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson ruled the jury couldn't consider the agent's testimony in regards to the other eight defendants in the trial.
Preuitt's lawyer, Ron Wise, said the agent's testimony went beyond the agent's notes from the interview. Wise said those notes said only that Preuitt denied taking a bribe.

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