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Witness Asked to Expose Her Breasts to Alabama Casino Lobbyist in Corruption Probe

Written by:
Gilbert Horowitz
Published on:
Feb/14/2012
Witness Asked to Expose Her Breasts to Alabama Casino Lobbyist in Corruption Pro

A witness for a high profile Alabama political gambling corruption case wept after hearing a taped phone call of her casino owner client suggesting she expose her breasts to win a senator’s vote on gambling legislation.

It’s all tied to allegations of “vote buying” as a means of getting pro-gambling legislation in the state to pass.

Jennifer Pouncy testified Tuesday in the trial of former Sen. Jim Preuitt, two other present and former senators, as well as three other individuals associated with casinos.

Pouncy lobbied for the electronic bingo casino Country Crossing. In an FBI wiretap, Country Crossing developer Ronnie Gilley suggests to Pouncy’s supervisor that she expose her breasts to Preuitt and allow him to touch her.

Gilley says in the call: “Tell her I’ll give her a $50,000 bonus.”

Pouncy pleaded guilty to conspiracy; Gilley pleaded guilty to bribery and conspiracy.

Other elements of this case included Alabama state Representative Barry Mask previously testifying that indicted casino owner, Milton McGregor, tried to buy his vote for pro-gambling legislation.  Mask, who was a known opponent of gambling expansion, claimed that Milton did so by promising significant campaign contributions from friends. 

Mask worked with FBI agents to help crack the case that led to several arrests related to corruption and “vote buying”. 

- Gilbert Horowitz, Gambling911.com

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