Country Courtroom Drama

The judge in the ongoing Alabama gambling corruption trial of former Country Crossing developer Ronnie Gilley and several others got a bit testy July 14 with a defense attorney who reportedly kept calling a witness by the wrong name.

Attorney Bobby Segall, who represents indicted casino owner Milton McGregor, kept calling former Country Crossing casino lobbyist Jarrod Massey “Mr. Gilley” during three days of questioning. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson told Segall the incorrect references are no longer funny and to can it.

Segall apologized and claimed the name slip wasn’t intentional.