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No Additional Charges Tossed In Gambling Trial

Montgomery, AL – The judge in Alabama's gambling corruption trial has declined to throw out any more charges against VictoryLand lobbyist Bob Geddie.

U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson announced Monday that he would dismiss a bribery charge against Geddie, but he also heard additional arguments about whether to throw out a conspiracy charge and obstruction of justice charge. The judge issued a ruling Tuesday saying the bribery charge would be the only one dismissed.

Defense and prosecuting attorneys in the case begin their closing arguments Wednesday. The judge has set aside five hours for the prosecution and 10 hours for the defense. Thompson's schedule means the jury could begin deliberations Friday. The judge has ordered the jury sequestered when it returns Wednesday to hear the closing arguments.

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

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