MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled to begin in the trial of a federal court suit accusing Macon County Sheriff David Warren and VictoryLand casino owner Milton McGregor of working together to keep out a second electronic bingo casino that would compete with McGregor's casino in Shorter.
The suit was filed by 17 charities that said they would benefit from a second casino, but the sheriff, who regulates bingo in the county, kept the Lucky Palace casino from getting a license. Attorneys for McGregor and the sheriff dispute the allegations.
Jury selection is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Monday at the federal courthouse in Montgomery before U.S. Circuit Judge Keith Watkins.
McGregor's casino is currently closed because of a state crackdown on electronic gambling, but he is making plans to reopen.