BACKGROUND: Milton McGregor is the founder and president of the Macon County Greyhound Park, also called Victoryland.
McGregor has financial and ownership interests in other entertainment and gaming facilities across Alabama including the Jefferson County Racing Association and Ronnie Gilley's Country Crossing development in Dothan.
McGregor was one of 11 individuals indicted and arrested in October 2010 on federal corruption charges related to alleged vote buying of Alabama legislators on pro-gambling legislation.
McGregor has staunchly maintained his innocence and believes former Alabama governor Bob Riley is behind the attempts to bring him down.
It was Governor Bob Riley's Task Force on Illegal Gambling that forced the closure of every major gaming center in Alabama, which McGregor contends was political payback by Riley to Mississippi casino interests who helped elect him. Riley has vehemently denied the accusation.
McGregor's Victoryland was the largest source of employment in historically poor Macon County. The sprawling complex, hotel and dog racing track have all but closed in light of the legal troubles McGregor currently faces.
Victoryland is currently in default for more than $1.3million in taxes and the property was put up for a tax auction in April 2011. No bids were filed and the property has technically fallen into state receivership. McGregor has three years to bring the taxes current and clear the title to the property.