Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bingo Gambling Bribes in Alabama Legislature

Link HT: Flashpoint
News of the probe exploded across the capital four weeks ago. That's when the FBI, federal prosecutors and officials with the Alabama Bureau of Investigation met with legislative leaders to inform them that they had uncovered evidence of corruption surrounding the effort to pass an electronic bingo bill.

That meeting took place just two days after the state Senate passed the bill, which eventually died in the House last week. The plan would have let voters decide Nov. 2 whether to clearly legalize electronic bingo and create a State Gaming Commission to regulate it and license operators.