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Prosecution: Bingo Corruption Trial nearing end

The lead prosecutor in Alabama's gambling corruption case said the prosecution could complete its case possibly by late Friday but most likely on Monday.

Kendall Day of the U.S. Justice Department announced the decision Friday in federal court in Montgomery. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson told court officials to start preparing for sequestering the jury during deliberations in case the defendants decide not to put on a lengthy defense.

hat happened in Alabama's first gambling corruption trial last summer when the defense put on one witness and rested.

The prosecution cut its case much shorter in the second trial by leaving out some witnesses from the first trial, including a casino lobbyist who pleaded guilty and some legislators who helped the FBI with its investigation of vote buying.


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