National Steel Car CEO arrested, accused of defrauding Retirement Systems of Alabama

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The CEO of a Canadian company that pledged to build a new plant in the Muscle Shoals area in 2007 has been arrested and accused of defrauding the Retirement Systems of Alabama by misrepresenting the costs of the project. The Alabama Securities Commission said in a statement Friday that Gregory Aziz, CEO of National Steel [...]

Roy Moore applauds AG for gambling fight

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Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore said Monday that Attorney General Luther Strange “has done an excellent job” trying to enforce gambling laws in Alabama. Moore, speaking to the Montgomery Rotary Club, said that gambling has been an issue since he first arrived on the court in 2001 for his first term as chief [...]

Espy says VictoryLand to open at 2 p.m. today

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After two years with the doors closed, an attorney for VictoryLand casino owner Milton McGregor said the facility will reopen at 2 p.m. today. VictoryLand, which was once the largest employer in the county, has been closed since August 2010. McGregor had said earlier this year, after he was acquitted in a federal corruption trial, [...]

Attorney hopes VictoryLand will be open by Christmas with 1,200 machines, 200 employees

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An attorney for VictoryLand said on Thursday that the casino plans to open by the end of the year, hopefully by Christmas, with more than 1,200 machines and 200 to 250 people working. Joe Espy, who represents owner Milton McGregor and is assisting with the reopening, said “this is kind of a moving target,” but [...]

Sheriff, expert say machines at VictoryLand play legal bingo, are not slots

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An expert hired by the Macon County sheriff said Wednesday that the machines at VictoryLand play electronic bingo, are not slot machines, and are legal in Macon County. “I accept these machines as legal. How clear can it be that these machines play bingo?” Sheriff David Warren said Wednesday. Rich Williamson of BMM, which tests [...]