Alabama AG won't take over Country Crossing case

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Attorney General Troy King says
he won't use the power of his office to take control of the
electronic bingo dispute in Dothan from the Governor's Task Force
on Illegal Gambling.

Some Dothan officials had asked King to take control of the
Country Crossing case, but he declined in letters Tuesday to
Houston County Commission Chairman Mark Culver and Gov. Bob Riley.

King said he's not taking over the case because the governor's
staff has questioned his integrity. The governor's press secretary
pointed out last week that Alabama lead singer Randy Owen is an
advocate for Country Crossing in Dothan and is supporting King's

King said Riley's involvement also appears compromised because
of allegations of contributions from Indian gambling in 2002.

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