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 [...]

VictoryLand attorney responds to raid

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 The following is a statement released by Joe Espy, attorney for VictoryLand and its owner Milton McGregor, in response to a search warrant that was served at the Macon County casino on Tuesday.   VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor listens to his attorney Joe Espy address the media during his federal trial. (Mickey Welsh/Montgomery Advertiser)  ”No [...]

State authorities raid VictoryLand

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State authorities served a search warrant at VictoryLand casino in Macon County on Tuesday morning and seized several hundred machines and an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the office of Attorney General Luther Strange. Although there had been several previous attempts to raid VictoryLand, this was the first successful raid at what was once [...]

Deputy AG hints at contesting liquor licenses at Poarch Creek casinos

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During the Wednesday debate over the liquor license for VictoryLand, a deputy attorney general handling gambling cases insinuated he could contest the liquor licenses for the three casinos operated by the Poarch Creek Indians. Deputy Attorney General Sonny Reagan said he did not know until looking at documents for the VictoryLand case that those casinos [...]

AG, VictoryLand attorneys fight over legality of electronic bingo

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Two sides in a high-profile fight over gambling in Alabama are arguing their side in a much different venue. Attorneys for Attorney General Luther Strange and VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor are arguing their cases about the legality of electronic bingo after Strange’s office contested the liquor license for the casino. Joe Espy, attorney for McGregor, [...]