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Lobbyists subpoenaed in Alabama's bingo probe

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Lobbyists representing gambling interests are reporting to the federal courthouse in Montgomery to give records or testimony involving the investigation of possible vote buying for legislation to expand electronic bingo.

Some lobbyists said they met Tuesday with FBI agents to deliver records that had been subpoenaed. Others said they testified to the federal grand jury that has been probing the gambling bill that passed the Senate this spring but died in the House.

Three lobbyists - Don Gilbert, Noopie Cosby and Michael Sullivan - told reporters that they knew of nothing improper, and they told that to investigators.

Gilbert represents the charity that operates the closed White Hall Entertainment Center. Cosby represents Nevada Coastal, which is building a casino in White Hall. Sullivan represents machine manufacturers Bally and Nova.

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


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