Joe Hubbard’s attorney general campaign gets strong support from Poarch Band

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The Poarch Band of Creek Indians appears to want a new attorney general. Campaign finance records show three political action committees heavily financed by the tribe, which runs gaming facilities in Atmore, Montgomery and Wetumpka, gave Democrat Joe Hubbard $250,000 last month for his campaign against Republican incumbent Luther Strange. The donations represented more than [...]

Federal judge dismisses VictoryLand lawsuit, sanctions plaintiffs’ attorney

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A federal judge Monday dismissed a lawsuit that alleged that a raid of VictoryLand violated the voting rights of residents of Macon County, and ordered the attorney who represented Macon County officials in the suit to reimburse the state’s legal costs. In a 52-page decision, Chief U.S. District Judge William Keith Watkins said that the [...]

State Sen. Bryan Taylor not running for second term

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Freshman state Sen. Bryan Taylor, an advocate of ethics reform and outspoken opponent of gambling, announced on Monday that he is not running for a second term. “This was a tremendously difficult decision,” said Taylor, a Prattville Republican. Taylor, joined by his wife Jessica, said they are expecting their third child in May and decided [...]

VictoryLand’s McGregor slams AG Luther Strange over recent comments, Greene County case

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VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor occasionally emerges to make major announcements about his facilities or to criticize state efforts to close his casino. McGregor released a statement on Tuesday with harsh criticism for Attorney General Luther Strange for his recent comments about the effect of a judge’s ruling in Houston County and for how his office [...]

Former state employee questioned in gambling investigation sentenced in state court

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Federal authorities questioned former State House worker Clay Covington in the major gambling corruption investigation that led to three pleas and eight acquittals, but he was never charged in that case. However, the state attorney general’s office pursued him for not paying income taxes on income he received from two gambling establishments operated by Milton [...]