MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- An FBI forensic accountant has testified that bank records show that $72,000 was paid to Alabama Legislature employee Ray Crosby from the Macon County Greyhound Park between June 2008 and April 2010.
Prosecutors say the money was paid to Crosby in violation of legislative rules to influence the writing of gambling legislation. Crosby was the Legislature's lead attorney in writing the legislation.
Macon County Greyhound Park is operated by casino owner Milton McGregor. McGregor, Crosby, two lobbyists, four present and former senators and a casino spokesman are on trial in federal court in Montgomery in what prosecutors say was a scheme to buy and sell votes on pro-gambling legislation.
The trial has moved into its eighth week. Prosecutors are expected to wrap up presenting their cases Monday.
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