June Trial Set for VictoryLand Casino Raid

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By Molly Clifton

A Montgomery judge has scheduled a trial June 3 over whether the state government can keep the cash and destroy the gambling machines seized in a raid of VictoryLand casino in Macon County.

 

Court records show Circuit Judge William Shashy set the date after being assigned the case by Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. The chief justice had to find a judge because all judges in Macon County stepped aside from hearing the case.

 

State Attorney General Luther Strange raided VictoryLand in February and seized 1,615 gambling machines and more than $223,000 in cash.

 

VictoryLand is trying to keep the state from keeping the money and destroying the machines. The casino has been closed since the raid.

 

The non-jury trial will be held in Montgomery rather than Macon County.

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