Gov. Riley Spends Half a Million Dollars on Bingo Legal Bills

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The governor's office has spent more
than $500,000 on legal bills for its crackdown on illegal gambling.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports Sunday that figures supplied
by Gov. Bob Riley's administration show it has paid the Bradley
Arant Boult Cummings law firm $536,115 to assist the Governor's
Task Force on Illegal Gambling.

The administration's contract with the law firm allows the state
to pay up to $650,000.

Task force Commander John Tyson testified Friday in a court
hearing he receives no compensation as commander.

Riley's press secretary, Todd Stacy, said the legal costs are
less than half of the $1.3 million the task force has seized in
raids on gambling halls. Court hearings will determine whether the
state government keeps the entire amount.

Information from: Montgomery Advertiser,
http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com

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


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  • by Jim Location: Dothan on Mar 23, 2010 at 06:14 AM
    I hope Govenor Riley saves enough money to take up residence in another state at the end of his term. We sure don't want him in Alabama!!!!
  • by LaShawn Location: Ozark on Mar 22, 2010 at 04:18 PM
    Why complain about gambling when school's need funding and roads need paving. Maybe the indians gave him enough money to help the us all.LMAO! Find something else to do and let THE PEOPLE DECIDED
  • by Harry Location: Redmond, WA on Mar 22, 2010 at 12:14 PM
    What a tragedy? That people in Washington State hear about this on spenting so much money. The people in Washington State like to spent money thy don't have either.
  • by Helen on Mar 21, 2010 at 11:29 PM
    what a wast of tax payers money. Just for Riley's stupidity. He needs to take it out of what the indians payed him.
  • by JAMES Location: DOTHAN on Mar 21, 2010 at 05:46 PM
    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK YOU CLOWNS.WE HAVE PLENTY OF IT.MABY YOU CAN BORROW MORE MONEY FROM THE INDIANS.THEN YOU CAN RAISE OUR TAXES TO PAY FOR THIS.
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