Lobbyist seeks separate trial in gambling probe - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Lobbyist seeks separate trial in gambling probe

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Several defendants in the Alabama gambling corruption case are asking to have the charges against them thrown out.

The federal judge handling the case set Friday as the deadline for motions, and many were filed seeking to have some of the charges dismissed against the 10 defendants.

Former VictoryLand casino lobbyist Bob Geddie and former state Sen. Larry Means of Attalla also asked to be tried separately from any other defendants because they said few of the charges in the case involve them.

Former Democratic state Sen. Jim Preuitt of Talladega asked that the trial be delayed because there are thousands of pages of evidence to go through.

Currently, all 10 defendants are scheduled to be tried together starting April 4.

 Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.

  • LocalMore>>

  • PLEASE SHARE: CPD searching for runaway teen for the second time this week

    PLEASE SHARE: CPD searching for runaway teen for the second time this week

    Friday, March 24 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-03-24 22:18:30 GMT
    Mariah Walton (Source: CPD)Mariah Walton (Source: CPD)

    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus police are asking for the public's help again in search of a missing teen.  Mariah Walton, 14, has run away for the second time this week and she is frequently in the area of Forsyth St. and Bell St.  

    More >>

    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus police are asking for the public's help again in search of a missing teen.  Mariah Walton, 14, has run away for the second time this week and she is frequently in the area of Forsyth St. and Bell St.  

    More >>
  • Man arrested in connection to first homicide of 2017 pleads not guilty

    Man arrested in connection to first homicide of 2017 pleads not guilty

    Friday, March 24 2017 2:04 PM EDT2017-03-24 18:04:13 GMT
    William Washington (Source: Muscogee County Jail)William Washington (Source: Muscogee County Jail)

    The man police say is connected to the first homicide in Columbus pleaded not guilty in a first appearance in recorder's court on Friday. William Washington was given bond at $50,000 and his case now goes to superior court. 

    More >>

    The man police say is connected to the first homicide in Columbus pleaded not guilty in a first appearance in recorder's court on Friday. William Washington was given bond at $50,000 and his case now goes to superior court. 

    More >>
  • Healthcare insurance representatives in Columbus concerned for healthcare plan future

    Healthcare insurance representatives in Columbus concerned for healthcare plan future

    Friday, March 24 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-03-25 02:52:23 GMT
    Healthcare (Source: WTVM)Healthcare (Source: WTVM)

    "I had patients at Midtown Medical Center who told us they originally selected a plan where they thought Columbus Midtown would be their in network facility only to learn that their actual in network facility was many, many miles away," said Vice President of Operations Aspirion Health Resources, Suzie Bryan. Bryan said it's situations such as these which pose problems with the current Obamacare in place. “It's been financially difficult for hospitals."

    More >>

    "I had patients at Midtown Medical Center who told us they originally selected a plan where they thought Columbus Midtown would be their in network facility only to learn that their actual in network facility was many, many miles away," said Vice President of Operations Aspirion Health Resources, Suzie Bryan. Bryan said it's situations such as these which pose problems with the current Obamacare in place. “It's been financially difficult for hospitals."

    More >>
Powered by Frankly