McGregor attorney: No worries about FBI tapes

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The jury in Alabama's gambling corruption trial will spend the day listening to more tapes the FBI made when it had a wiretap on the phone of VictoryLand casino owner Milton McGregor.

McGregor's attorney, Joe Espy, says he's not worried. He said the tapes played Wednesday and the tapes that will be played Thursday won't contain anything about McGregor trying to bribe anyone.

One taped call played in court Wednesday was between McGregor and Monica Cooper, who until recently was the top assistant to the Senate Republican Caucus. In the call on March 2, 2010, they

discussed how some Republican senators would vote on bringing up McGregor's gambling legislation for consideration.

An FBI agent said Cooper was being paid $2,000 a month by McGregor in addition to her legislative job.

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