Ala. Attorney General fights to keep raided slots

Jan 20, 2014 6:01 PM

Whether the Alabama Attorney General’s office can keep money and slot machines confiscated in a 2011 gambling raid now goes before the State Supreme Court.

A circuit judge ruled last week that the A.G.’s office had waited too long to file correct paperwork seeking forfeiture of the $94,000 and 376 gambling machines taken in the raid of a Greene County gambling business on June 1, 2011. He said the state’s 13-week delay made the forfeiture complaint ineffective.

Obviously, Attorney General Luther Strange disagreed. His office issued a statement saying the ruling would be appealed to the Alabama Supreme Court.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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