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Alabama judge refuses to reject bribery charges in corruption case; Seneca Indians hire architect; Tachi Palace chooses Cummins Allison

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Seneca Indians McGregor CumminsAllisonA federal judge in Montgomery, Alabama, has refused to throw out two bribery charges against casino owner Milton McGregor in Alabama’s gambling corruption case.

McGregor contended the two charges – which accused McGregor of bribing a former legislative employee – saying they should be thrown out with the garbage because prosecutors recently notified McGregor’s attorneys that they failed to declare information from two state officials which related to the charges.

A report by 12WSFA reveals that District Judge Myron Thompson ruled yesterday that prosecutors had “already provided similar information” to McGregor’s lawyers through records of grand jury testimony.

McGregor and Crosby are two of seven defendants starting retrial on Monday.

 

The Seneca Indian Nation has started to piece together its casino plans for a site near Buffalo’s Inner Harbor where they have operated a temporary casino for the past five years.

A report by The Leader illustrates how the tribe has hired Memphis-based Hnedak Bobo Group as an architect to design their permanent casino. The group has worked on design and planning for more than 25 Indian nations.

The western New York tribe originally intended to build a $333 million casino and hotel complex at the nine-acre site but those plans were scrapped in 2008 due to the recession and legal challenges from casino opponents. Better Buffalo members said they’re not done fighting and that it’s premature for the Senecas to move forward.

 

Currency provider, Cummins Allison, announced today that Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino has selected its JetScan iFX currency handling solution for its property’s cage, vault and kiosk areas.

As a currency processor, the Cummins Allison’s JetScan iFX will process documents “quicker, more accurately and with fewer stops”.

Director of cage and vault operations at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Ruth Ritchie, said in a statement: “By implementing Cummins Allison JetScan iFX solutions, we were able to seamlessly replace our time-consuming and cumbersome currency handling processes with very little employee training necessary.”

With the addition of the JetScan iFX i200 currency scanners, currency and tickets will be processed out of Tachi’s vault rooms at a rate of 1,200 notes per minute, the company was thrilled to announce.

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