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Alabama: gambling-related PACs closing up

The Birmingham News reports: A network of political action committees has been partially dismantled, months after helping to funnel nearly $6.3 million from gambling interests into 2010 political campaigns, financial disclosure forms show.

Since the Nov. 2 election, 50 PACs that handled money from state casino and racetrack owners have been shut down, state records show.

All were set up September 2009 through September 2010, funded mainly by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and by Birmingham and Shorter track owner Milton McGregor, records show.

Those committees were among the 144 PACs that handled political contributions originating from the Poarch Band, McGregor, Eutaw's Greenetrack and the Country Crossing resort near Dothan that briefly included a casino, a Birmingham News analysis of disclosures shows. ...

With the recent ban on PAC-to-PAC transfers, the trend of starting temporary PACs to exclusively handle special-interest money is expected to expand. -- Read the whole article --> Alabama gambling money network dissolves | al.com

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