Gilley asks for new sentence in gambling case

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DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Former Country Crossing developer Ronnie Gilley is asking a federal judge to reduce his federal prison sentence.

The Dothan Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/140eKxc ) that Gilley is making the request because he claims that his attorney provided ineffective representation.

It has been nearly a year after Gilley was sentenced to 80 months in federal prison for multiple counts of bribery and money laundering in connection with a wide-ranging investigation into bribery tied to proposed gambling legislation.

Gilley's current attorney filed a motion to vacate the sentence, saying his former lawyer misled him on the expected range of his sentence. The motion also says, among other things, that Gilley's former lawyer should have called as a witness one of the FBI's lead investigators on the gambling corruption case.

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Information from: The Dothan Eagle, http://www.dothaneagle.com



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