Former judge: Prison time likely for casino boss Ronnie Gilley


By Heather VacLav

 A former federal judge says it's highly unlikely that a casino developer who admitted offering millions in bribes will come out a winner in his attempt to avoid a prison sentence.
Country Crossing casino developer Ronnie Gilley is seeking home detention and supervised probation when he's sentenced Monday in Montgomery. Federal prosecutors are recommending nearly 11 years in prison.
Former U.S. Magistrate Judge John Carrroll says it's likely Gilley will get a significant sentence because of the amount of bribes involved in the case. Carroll is now a law school dean in Birmingham.
U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson is scheduled to sentence Gilley, his lobbyist Jarrod Massey, and former state Rep. Terry Spicer, who admitted taking bribes from Gilley and Massey.

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WGWATERS said on Monday, Jul 16 at 11:36 AM

They need to show decency! This man was and still is building the small GROWING town that i moved to from Montgomery. If they were all INNOCENT... why is he being charged

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