CONFIRMED - Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange Grand Jury InvestigationRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jul 18 2012 10:26 AM
MONTGOMERY: In the Montgomery circles there have been rumors for months concerning a Luther Strange Grand Jury that was on going. The focus of the Grand Jury, according to the Montgomery circles, is concerning the cases which involved the bingo trials and related informaiton.
This rumored information was settled as fact in the recent documents filed by the Washington D.C. Public Integrity Unit in the sentencing documents filed in the Ronnie Gilley - Terry Spicer - Jarrod Massey sentencing. It is referenced in the document to the cooperation with the Alabama Attorney General’s Office.
Following the sentencing Ronnie Gilley was interviewed by Max Reese of WSFA. During the interview Reese asked Gilley about the investigation and he refused to comment.
Today Sebestian Kitchen with the Montgomery Advertiser wrote a good article concerning Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange’s Grand Jury. The session is being lead by a former United States Prosecutor Matt Hart. Hart has had complaints filed against him for his hands in the investigation of former Attorney General Troy King and Don Siegelman.
NOTE: Luther Strange is Attorney General today mostly at the hands of Former Alabama Governor Bob Riley. At the federal trials when the verdicts were read it is reported that Riley and Strange operatives ( possibly Riley and/or Strange themselves ), were in the courtroom for the verdicts. They were allowed in and out the back secured door and outside the prescence of the media. Also remember in the last hours of the Riley Administration and hours before the Strange Administration, Bob Riley transferrred $ 7.9 million dollars of the money meant for the victims of the BP Oil Spill to Luther Strange specifically earmarked for the fight of electronic bingo. It was only after Riley and Strange’s hands were caught in the oil barrell did they return the money. The money was transferred (1) without the knowledge of incoming Governor Robert Bentley and (2) without the knowledge of the outgoing Attorney General Troy King.
Please further note as you read the article of Sebestian Kitchen that Former Alabama Governor Bob Riley was extremely critical of Attorney General Troy King’s filing of the lawsuit against BP in the oil spill. Riley blamed the lawsuit on teacher layoffs and education cuts being the responsibility of Troy King because he filed the lawsuit. Since Riley and King’s leaving office it has surfaced that Troy King’s proactiveness in filing the lawsuit has protected the State of Alabama and was the right thing to do. Because of Troy King’s actions Alabama has been protected financially in the BP Oil Spill.
Please further note the actions of Former Alabama Attorney General Troy King, while they were strongly critisized by then Governor Bob Riley, have proven to place Alabama in a stronger position than any other state.
Please note as you read the Sebestian Kitchen article the Alabama Grand Jury is being led by Matt Hart. If you check the records of the Alabama payroll and the attorneys in the Alabama Attormey General’s Office, you will see that a special exception was requested by Attorney General Luther Strange and granted by Alabama Personnel to pay Matt Hart more money than any other Attorney in the Alabama Attorney General Office, to include the Chief of Staff of the Alabama Attorney General Office. And Hart was the person in charge of investigating Strange’s opponent, Troy King, when Hart was with the United States Attorney Office.
Please note the recent announcement of the Poarch Creek Indians about the expansion of the electronic bingo, the jobs being created and the profit margin increase of the Indians since other facilities in Alabama have been closed. The creation of the monopoly by then Alabama Governor Bob Riley. Combined with the accusations of the real motivation of former Alabama Governor Bob Riley has made the Indians rich(er) and more powerful. Something a 2 year old can see as obvious!
Now to the Montgomery Advertiser article
Prosecutors with the Alabama attorney general’s office are involved in an ongoing corruption investigation, with at least some of it pertaining to information that arose out of the recent federal trials related to gambling in the state, and a grand jury is meeting to determine whether people should be indicted, according to recent activity in federal court.
Two men who pleaded guilty in the federal case, former Country Crossing developer Ronnie Gilley and his chief lobbyist Jarrod Massey, were sentenced to federal prison Monday. While discussing whether the men should receive reduced sentences for their cooperation, their defense attorneys and federal prosecutors referred to their assistance in the state investigation and to them testifying before a state grand jury.
Gilley’s attorney, David Harrison, said special prosecutor Matt Hart with the Alabama attorney general’s office sent a letter to lead federal prosecutor Kendall Day with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section about Gilley’s cooperation with the state investigation.