Alabama casino lobbyist testifies against McGregor

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- A casino lobbyist who pleaded guilty to bribery has testified that he arranged a meeting where two casino owners offered campaign contributions to a state senator if he would support pro-gambling legislation.
Jarrod Massey testified Friday in Alabama's gambling corruption trial about a meeting he arranged on Feb. 18, 2010, between state Sen. Scott Beason, Country Crossing developer Ronnie Gilley and VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor. Beason recorded the meeting, where McGregor talked about providing campaign support to his friends and Gilley talked about arranging a public relations job for the senator.
Massey testified that he met with Beason the next day to assure the senator that the offer was good.
Gilley and Massey have pleaded guilty and are helping prosecutors in the trial of McGregor and eight others on vote-buying charges.


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