AL Justice Murdock Criticized On Gambling Role

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - (AP) - Representatives of two closed
casinos are complaining that Alabama Supreme Court Justice Glenn Murdock joined in key decisions about electronic bingo without disclosing that he once represented the Greene County Commission, which is one of the owners of Greenetrack.

Greenetrack President Nat Winn and VictoryLand lawyer Mark White say Murdock's role raises serious ethical questions. But the
commander of the Governor's Task Force on Illegal Gambling, John Tyson, says they waited too late to raise the issue since
Greenetrack has known about it for years.

Murdock was a lawyer for the Greene County Commission in the
late 1990s. He says his representation of the county was public
record and no one raised it as an issue until now. He said none of
the matters that he worked on for the county have been involved in any of the legal disputes before the Supreme court.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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