Gilley hearing possibly delayed for medical reasons

By Alan Collins

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – Country Crossing owner Ronald Gilley wants to delay a hearing to consider putting him in jail pending his corruption trial in April. Friday, Gilley's attorney Doug Jones filed an emergency motion asking to delay the hearing.

In the motion, Jones says Gilley recently discovered an unnamed medical condition, without going into further detail. The Country Crossing owner would like to have further medical consultation about that condition next week. The federal hearing to consider revoking Gilley's bond is set for Monday.

Federal prosecutors contend Gilley attempted to bribe Montgomery lobbyist Jarrod Massey about his testimony. Massey has also been indicted in the electronic bingo corruption case but has plead guilty and started serving his time in a federal prison. Gilley's attorney denies the allegations.

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