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Alabama Casino Lobbyist Questioned By Defense

Montgomery, AL – Defense lawyers in Alabama's gambling corruption trial are getting their first chance to question a casino lobbyist who pleaded guilty and testified for the prosecution.

An attorney for VictoryLand casino owner Milton McGregor began questioning Jarrod Massey after lunch Tuesday. Attorney Bobby Segall portrayed Massey as ``a real smart guy'' who is trying to reduce his sentence by saying things that please prosecutors.

Massey replied that if he were ``a real smart guy'' he wouldn't be where he is now.

Massey testified earlier that he worked with casino owners to offer bribes to four present and former senators who are currently on trial. He also said he offered bribes to others who haven't been charged.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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