Sheriff dropped from $64 million Ala. casino caseRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jun 27 2012 1:41 PM
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A $64 million jury verdict against VictoryLand casino and its owner won’t be affected by the Macon County sheriff being dropped from the litigation, attorneys said Tuesday.
On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge approved an agreement between all the parties that gets Sheriff David Warren out of the case going forward.
Lucky Palace and 15 charities sued VictoryLand, its owner Milton McGregor and Warren after the sheriff refused to issue the casino a license to operate charitable electronic bingo across the street from VictoryLand at the Shorter exit on Interstate 85. Lucky Palace and the charities argued that the three worked together to keep a second casino out of the central Alabama county.