Alabama gambling corruption trial takes day off

Alabama's gambling corruption trial is taking a day off.

Defense attorney Joe Espy says lawyers received notification from the court Thursday night that Friday's proceedings were canceled. He says no reason was given.

Testimony in the trial is scheduled to resume Monday with state Rep. Barry Mask on the witness stand.

The Republican from Wetumpka is 1 of 3 legislators who helped the FBI with their investigation of vote buying at the state House.

Mask testified Thursday that he contacted an attorney for the state Department of Public Safety after indicted casino owner Milton McGregor left him a phone message. Mask's involvement in the investigation grew from there.

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