Prosecutors, Milton McGregor trade jabs - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Prosecutors, Milton McGregor trade jabs

By Alan Collins

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Federal prosecutors filed papers Tuesday explaining why they oppose easing the conditions of Milton McGregor's release.

McGregor has been accused of bribing lawmakers to pass a bill legalizing electronic bingo in Alabama.  As a part of McGregor's release as he awaits trial, he is forced to wear an electronic monitoring device on his leg.

In legal papers revealed by prosecutors Tuesday to FOX6 News, McGregor claims the device interferes with his sleep and aggravates his hypertension.  McGregor has asked to have the device removed and ease his curfew.

Prosecutors, though, oppose the request. Prosecutors say if the Victoryland owner wants the device removed he should surrender to authorities and remain in custody until his trial on April 4.

Prosecutors also oppose the motion contending McGregor threatened federal agents the day of his arrest. McGregor's attorney has filed affidavits from his wife, Pat, and the head of his security, Mike Johnson, denying there was any threat that day.

U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson has yet to rule on the motion.

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