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Prosecution rests; some counts dropped

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The prosecution in the federal gambling corruption retrial being held in downtown Montgomery is resting its case. Several counts against two defendants were also dropped.

The defense now has until noon Saturday to notify Judge Myron Thompson of any witnesses it plans to call. If there are any defense witnesses, the jury will return Monday.

If there are no witnesses, the jury will return Tuesday for closing arguments.

The judge has ordered the jury to be sequestered during its deliberations.

Judge Thompson late Friday dismissed counts 29, 30, 31 and 32 against defendants Milton McGregor and Tom Coker. Those charges are related to Honest Services Fraud.

The retrial is moving much faster than the first trial. Compared to ten weeks in the first trial, the retrial just ended its third week.

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