UPDATE: Sentences for Gilley, Spicer and Massey Released

By: Scottie Hunter Email
By: Scottie Hunter Email

UPDATE:6:29pm

Ronnie Gilley has been sentenced to 80 months.
Jarrod Massey has been sentenced to 65 months.
Terry Spicer has been sentenced to 57 months.

More details on News 4 at 10.
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Sentencing arguments for Country Crossing and Bama Jam developer, Ronnie Gilley just wrapped up after a lunch break in the ongoing hearing in the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Montgomery, Ala.

The defense is asking for leniency for Gilley in the tune of 52 consecutive weekends served in the Coffee County Jail, while serving weekdays under house arrest.

The prosecution asks that Gilley face 105 months in federal prison along with a monetary fine.

Prosecutors demanded to know how Gilley could evade prison time and be excused of his crime.

The defense fired back stating that the Coffee County community needs Gilley because Bama Jam Farms, which currently employees around 400 people, would otherwise be without a leader.

David Harrison, Gilley's attorney, argued that the lenient sentence is only fitting seeing as how Gilley has already faced consequences surrounding this trial, including spending 180 days in the Montgomery County Jail, traveling to the trials and having all of his actions and statements broadcast on social media since the trial began.

To further support the lenient sentence, Harrison also cited that Gilley has been nothing but cooperative throughout the entire proceedings.

No rulings have been announced. Arguments for Jarrod Massey are currently under way.

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  • by David Location: Enterprise on Jul 28, 2012 at 06:17 AM
    Ronnie is not broke and he does not care about jobs in Alabama all he cares about is HIMSELF. He is a con man.
  • by Tywauna Location: Daleville on Jul 23, 2012 at 02:42 PM
    For one anyone that thinks that Ronnie Gilley did not know what he was doing was wrong is being is "blind in one eye and can't see out the other" as my grandmother use to say... Ronnie knew what he was doing was wrong all day long and to say he didn't is a flat out lie. He knew what he was doing was wrong as well as ALL he others that were involved knew that accepting money for votes is wrong... I also do know that an "so called ignorance of law" does not mean we are not to be held accountable for our actions... His family better thank God he did not get the maximum.... If you want to support him that is fine... But to believe that he did "not know" he was doing wrong is just..... ridiculous....
  • by Debbie Location: Enterprise on Jul 22, 2012 at 05:46 PM
    In the end the real losers are Ronnie Gilley's children. They will suffer through needless gossip and torment of others, and the loss of time with their Father. May the Lord be with them.
  • by William Location: Ozark on Jul 22, 2012 at 07:24 AM
    If you think of the small lumber company and others that went bankrupt because of Gilly, all those little people that lost their savings support "Bingo" by Gilly, I think he got off almost scott free. The truth isn't in this man.
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      by Debbie on Jul 22, 2012 at 05:49 PM in reply to William
      I do not like what Mr Gilley did, but I do not believe he used force of any kind to take money from others. Remember a fool and his money are soon parted.
  • by Titus Location: Elba on Jul 20, 2012 at 05:15 PM
    To AWAKE: Thw law enforcement have not plead guilty.
  • by awake Location: coffee county on Jul 19, 2012 at 11:57 AM
    What Ronnie and Terry did wrong is so small compared to the corruption in our local law enforcement and court system. Why is noone screaming about that?
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      by Titus on Jul 20, 2012 at 05:15 PM in reply to awake
      The law enforcement have not plead guilty to anything.
  • by Pat Location: Alabama on Jul 17, 2012 at 03:45 PM
    They got what they deserved
  • by Mike Location: Alabama on Jul 17, 2012 at 11:39 AM
    I don't know Ronnie Gilley, or any of the other defendents in this case, but for the life of me I can't understand how someone can be found guilty of a crime that never happened. All of the people that he confessed to bribing were found innocent of recieving bribes.
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      by commoncents on Jul 17, 2012 at 12:03 PM in reply to Mike
      I Agree... 100%
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      by Pat on Jul 17, 2012 at 03:40 PM in reply to Mike
      They admitted they were guilty
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      by Jim on Jul 17, 2012 at 06:05 PM in reply to Mike
      You're most likely also confused as to who killed O.J Simpson's wife or Caylee Anthony. Innocence in a court of law doesn't necessarily mean the accused didn't commit the act. And in this case, why would Gilley and Massey plead guilty if it wasn't true, especially after Gilley denied it for quite some time?
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      by Lon on Jul 17, 2012 at 06:24 PM in reply to Mike
      Unfortunately, the others didn't come clean. Ronnie got greedy. He confessed. He's paying for what he did. How do the others feel now?
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      by Debra on Jul 17, 2012 at 07:59 PM in reply to Mike
      I agree....
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      by kemmie on Jul 18, 2012 at 04:38 PM in reply to Mike
      i agree with you 100%.
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      by Titus on Jul 20, 2012 at 05:19 PM in reply to Mike
      There had to be a crime for them to plead guilty.
  • by citizen Location: alabama on Jul 17, 2012 at 08:36 AM
    Ronnie got what he deserved. He should have got the full prison term and not just 80 months. We should all feel sorry for all the investors that were "duped" by this con artist.
  • by SouthernPatriot Location: Dothan on Jul 17, 2012 at 04:07 AM
    "He tried to create jobs!," "We need more excitement in Dothan," "He wants Houston County to be the entertainment capitol of the world." I guess people think this mentality should get you a "Get Out Of Jail" free card. Sorry, it doesn't work that way. He pleaded guilty to a list of crimes. Sadly, this means little to some people. It sounds as if some need to grow up and join the real world. Obviously, some care little about corruption and political payoffs in this county. Some got off scott free, some decided to take there punishment and plead guilty. He was guilty of crimes...he should spend some time in jail. Welcome to the world of grown ups. It's not always pretty.....
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      by None on Jul 17, 2012 at 06:23 PM in reply to SouthernPatriot
      He failed because he became greedy.
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