MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A judge says he will rule Tuesday on
whether to ease restrictions on a state senator indicted in the
Alabama bingo probe.
Attorneys for Democratic Sen. Quinton Ross Jr. of Montgomery
told U.S. Magistrate Judge Terry Moore on Monday that Ross can't
prepare his defense or do his public duties because of the
He is prohitted from talking with potential witnesses
in the case and is required to record his conversations with
elected officials and candidates.
Prosecutor Louis Franklin said he has no objections to Ross
being present when his attorney talks to potential witnesses.
Ross was one of 11 people indicted on charges accusing them of
buying and selling votes on pro-gambling legisation.
Attorneys for several other defendants attended and said they
plan to make the same request if Ross is successful.
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