therepublic.com on December 10, 2011 reported that a federal judge has ruled that the seven remaining defendants in the state's gambling corruption case will be tried together instead of separately. The Birmingham News reports that U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson on Friday rejected prosecutors' request to split the case into three separate trials. Prosecutors had argued that a complex case involving multiple defendants was confusing to jurors, but the judge said prosecutors simply didn't like the outcome of the first trial last summer: Two acquittals and a hung jury. VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor and six others are scheduled for retrial Jan. 30.
The original article can be found at therepublic.com.