Interesting AP update on the gambling trial in our sister state:
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) An Alabama casino developer says an indicted state senator told him "I'm yours" after he gave her as much as $40,000 in campaign donations.
The testimony about state Sen. Harri Ann Smith of Slocomb came Friday from Country Crossing developer Ronnie Gilley, who pleaded guilty in a vote-buying conspiracy and is testifying for prosecutors.
Smith didn't initially support Gilley's plan for a gambling center in southeast Alabama, but she later backed the project. Gilley says he wrote two $20,000 checks for Smith and routed them through lobbyist Jarrod Massey, but he doesn't know exactly how much money went to Smith.
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Prosecutors say Massey will testify later.
Smith and eight other people are on trial in Montgomery in an alleged scheme to buy and sell votes on gambling legislation.