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Ala. gambling trial jury on day 5 of deliberations

By PHILLIP RAWLS
Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The jury in Alabama's gambling corruption trial has returned to the federal courthouse in Montgomery to begin its fifth day of deliberations.

The jury's deliberations were cut short on Sunday when a juror became ill. A court official said the juror was checked by a doctor and was fine to resume work Monday morning.

The jury has been sequestered since closing statements began a week ago. The jury is considering charges against casino owner Milton McGregor, state Sen. Harri Anne Smith, former Sens. Larry Means and Jim Preuitt, casino lobbyist Tom Coker and casino spokesman Jay Walker. They are accused of buying and selling votes for pro-gambling legislation.

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