Judge: Bingo prosecution's behavior is "ridiculous"

U.S. prosecutors have two more days to go through material relating to FBI wiretaps in the bingo corruption case.

Attorneys for indicted casino owner Milton McGregor asked Federal Magistrate Judge Wallace Capel Jr. to throw out charges in the case because of repeated delays by the prosecution to turning over all records and evidence.

Even after several requests to hand over all e-mails, defense attorney Joe Espy said he still received e-mails from the FBI on Thursday. Capel said in a hearing Friday that the conduct of the prosecutors has been "ridiculous."

The lead prosecutor for the U.S. on the case has been removed and replaced by Justin Shur, direct from Washington D.C.

McGregor and nine others are scheduled for trial on June 6 accusing them of buying and selling votes on pro-gambling legislation.

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