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Judge says AG cannot keep items seized at Greenetrack

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A judge has ruled against the Alabama attorney general's request to keep nearly $94,000 in cash and 376 gambling machines seized in a raid of Greenetrack in 2011.
Circuit Judge Houston Brown ruled Wednesday that the state waited too long to file correct paperwork seeking forfeiture of the cash and machines seized in the raid of the Greene County gambling business on June 1, 2011.
The judge said state law requires forfeiture proceedings to be instituted promptly, and the state's the 13-week delay made the forfeiture complaint ineffective.
A spokeswoman for the attorney general said Thursday that he disagrees with the ruling and plans to appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court.
The judge had ordered the equipment returned once before, but the state Supreme Court put that ruling on hold.

 

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