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Heads up: Grand jury investigates Alabama Attorney General Troy King


Alabama Attorney General Troy King Will gambling bring down the state attorney general? Last week, a grand jury heard witnesses testify about Troy King‘s relationship with gambling interests. U.S. Attorney Alice Martin is said to be leading the investigation.

Alabama’s “top cop” may be under investigation for selective prosecution of electronic bingo operators. He had accepted gifts from Alabama Power, but is responsible for representing customers before the Public Service Commission. King may have asked favors from Post Secondary Education Chancellor Roy Johnson while his office was investigating Johnson, who pled guilty to corruption charges, including receiving $1 million in kickbacks.

King said, “I don’t think I’m going to start talking about rumors. I don’t know the details of what you may or may not have heard, but I don’t think I’m going to start addressing things that may or may not have been heard in testimony before a grand jury.”
• Montgomery Independent: Federal Grand Jury in Montgomery probes actions of AG

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