Ronnie Gilley Indicted Along With 10 others
October 4, 2010 at 11:14 AM (PT)
The ASSOCIATED PRESS is reporting that RONNIE GILLEY, founder of RONNIE GILLEY ENTERTAINMENT and COUNTRY CROSSING, is one of 11 people who were indicted this morning (10/04), on charges of alleged vote buying related to a casino bill, according to a press release from the U.S. DEPT. of JUSTICE.
“Today, charges were unsealed against 11 legislators, businessmen, lobbyists and associates who, together, are alleged to have formed a corrupt network whose aim was to buy and sell votes in the ALABAMA legislature in order to directly benefit the business interests of two defendants, MILTON McGREGOR and RONALD GILLEY,” said Assistant Attorney General LANNY A. BRUER of the Criminal Division. “The people of ALABAMA, like all our citizens, deserve to have representatives who act in the public’s interest, not for their own personal financial gain. Vote-buying, like the kind alleged in this indictment, corrodes the public’s faith in our democratic institutions and cannot go unpunished.”
A spokesman for ALABAMA Governor BOB RILEY said the charges were not surprising.
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