Lawmaker defends himself against bingo bill investigation

MUSCLE SHOALS, AL (WBRC) - A longtime Alabama lawmaker says his integrity is under attack.

Muscle Shoals Democratic Senator Bobby Denton is defending himself against the investigation surrounding the electronic bingo bill in the legislature. Denton says he has been questioned twice by the FBI.

Denton voted against the electronic bingo amendment a few weeks ago. It was changed and introduced again last week. Denton was one of 23 senators who supported the new version.

Denton says he agonized over the decision, but felt it was the right thing to do. "I voted to let the people of Alabama decide whether they wanted to change the constitution to have regulated taxed gambling in Alabama or keep it the way it is, unregulated and untaxed," says Denton.

Denton says he has never taken anything in return for any vote in the legislature.

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