FBI probes votes on electronic bingo bill
Montgomery, AL – - Top Alabama legislators have been called
into a meeting with state and federal investigators and told a
probe is being conducted into the electronic bingo bill in the
The speaker of the House, the House majority and minority
leaders, the lieutenant governor, and the Senate majority and
minority leaders met with the state Public Safety director and
representatives of the U.S. Justice Department and U.S. Attorney's
Office on Thursday afternoon.
Senate Majority Leader Zeb Little said the investigators told
them the meeting was set up as a courtesy to inform them of the
investigation. Little says he hopes the meeting wasn't designed to
put a chilling effect on the bingo legislation.
House Minority Leader Rep. Mike Hubbard said after the meeting
he warned House Republicans not to take anything of value in
exchange for a vote.