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Newspaper Says Windom, Raby Worked To Help Casino

Decatur, AL – The Decatur Daily reports that Democratic 5th District Congressional candidate Steve Raby worked in 2006 with former Republican Lt. Gov. Steve Windom to help an electronic bingo casino that wanted to open in Macon County.

The newspaper reported that Windom said in a sworn court deposition that part of the effort included working to defeat Macon County Sheriff David Warren.

Officials with the Lucky Palace casino operation felt Warren was blocking their efforts to open a casino that would compete with VictoryLand. That's the Shorter casino owned by Milton McGregor.

The newspaper reported that Raby and Windom formed a political action committee that used other PACs to hide $250,000 in funds that went to a candidate who lost the 2006 Macon County sheriff's race to Warren.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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