Victoryland Gets T.R.O

By: Jason Wright Email
By: Jason Wright Email

A Macon County judge has issued a temporary restraining order against the governor's gambling task force and setting a hearing for later this month.

The order was entered at 12:45 PM in Macon County Circuit Court, just 15 minutes before VictoryLand reopened. Alabama's largest bingo emporium voluntarily closed its doors a month ago to avoid a task force raid.

The order issued today expires March 19th. It prohibits the task force from raiding any business in Macon County or any other county except Mobile County, where task force chief John Tyson is district attorney.

The order is based on a motion filed by Macon County District Attorney Paul Jones challenging the right of the governor and Tyson to usurp his authority as the local district attorney.

A hearing has been set for March 19th in Tuskegee.


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  • by Terri Location: Dothan on Mar 6, 2010 at 08:17 AM
    I have a question...Tyson is being sued by chickasaw...so why is it okay for him to file in Mobile county and he has a problem when a DA or attorneys file in their county?...Here's Tyson's quote on Chickasaw: Tyson said prosecutors were moving forward with a forfeiture lawsuit, which would outline what they believe are the problems with the machines that Chickasaw e-bingo backers say follow state law. "One day soon, we'll be filing that in Mobile County, not someplace where it didn't happen," Tyson said, referring to the fact that supporters of the Chickasaw gambling hall filed their lawsuit in Montgomery.
  • by STEVEN Location: DOTHAN on Mar 6, 2010 at 01:26 AM
    IT IS SICK HOW CORRUPT AND DIRTY THIS JUDGE IS. THE SUPREME COURT HAS TOLD HIM TWO TIMES THAT IT IS ILLEGAL TO DO THIS YET HE CONTINUES TO DO IT. HE SHOULD BE PROSECUTED AND PUT IN PRISON.
  • by JAMES Location: DOTHAN on Mar 5, 2010 at 03:52 PM
    GO MACONY COUNTY JUDGE.GO.HELP THE UNPLOMENT IN MACON COUNTY.WE WILL STAY ON WELFARE AND HIDE BEHIND OUR DRESS HERE IN HOUSTON COUNTY.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2010 at 01:58 PM
    It's about time!!! I rarely play, but it should be my decision, if I want to. Theres a whole lots more to this situation. The Governor, and the task force, in Al. has really shown, what political power, they have, and it has been abused!! I hope they understand, They have abused their political power!
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