Ala. casino lobbyist Massey now wants out of jail

File Photo: Jarrod Massey (Green tie)
File Photo: Jarrod Massey (Green tie)

A casino lobbyist who pleaded guilty to bribery and volunteered to go to jail early has changed his mind and now wants his freedom back.

Attorneys for former Country Crossing casino lobbyist Jarrod Massey are asking U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson to let him out of jail.

They said Massey has personal issues that he will be unable to attend to while in jail. They did not specify in court papers filed late Monday.

Massey pleaded guilty in December to offering bribes to legislators to support pro-gambling legislation.

He wasn't supposed to go to prison until after he testified against others indicted in the gambling case, but he voluntarily surrendered in January without being sentenced because he said he wanted to get his jail time behind him.

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