BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Federal investigators are looking into allegations of corruption in the Alabama state house. The probe involves the electronic bingo legislation. Today key house and senate leaders met with with FBI, ABI, the U.S. Attorney's Office and the U.S. Justice Department representatives.
Those attending the meeting were, Lt. Governor Jim Folsom, house speaker Seth Hammett, senate majority leader Zeb Little, senate minority leader Jabo Waggoner, house majority leader Ken Guin and minority leader Mike Hubbard. Senator Waggoner says investigators asked about possible corruption in the legislature.
The democratic leadership in the state senate released a statement saying they believe the timing of the investigation stinks to high heaven and they believe Governor Bob Riley is behind the effort to stop a statewide vote on bingo. The governor's spokesperson says the governor was not even aware of the meeting taking place.