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 [...]

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 [...]

Former State House staffer pleads guilty on income tax charges

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A former State House employee pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges that he failed to report income from the state and from gambling establishments operated by Milton McGregor on his tax returns.Clay Covington, 41, pleaded guilty to four counts of failure to file tax returns and one count of failure to pay income taxes, according to [...]