By: AP
By: AP

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Four state senators, three lobbyists, two casino owners and two others face arraignment on charges accusing them of conspiring to buy and sell votes on pro-gambling legislation.

The arraignment is scheduled Friday morning in federal court in Montgomery. An attorney for casino owner Milton McGregor, Joe Espy,
says McGregor will plead innocent and he expects the same plea from
the other 10.

The 11 people were indicted by a federal grand jury that investigated legislation that would have expanded and taxed electronic bingo casinos. The bill passed the Senate in March but died in the House.

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

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