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Hearing Tuesday On Whether To Delay Gambling Trial

Montgomery, AL – A federal judge has scheduled a hearing Tuesday in Montgomery on whether to delay the trial of 11 people indicted in Alabama's gambling investigation.

Nine of the 11 defendants say a trial beginning April 4 is unfair because they need more time to go through 2,800 telephone calls and more than 200,000 pages of documents turned over by the prosecution.

Federal prosecutors filed court papers Thursday asking the judge to keep the trial on April 4. They said the defendants still have four months to get ready and that's plenty of time.

U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson has set a hearing for 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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