Do you hate that you missed it when Jim Parkman gave federal bingo trial prosecutors a chicken salad sandwich in order to mock one of their key witnesses? Have you never actually heard the “aborigines” tape?
The Alabama gambling corruption trial may be over and done and all its defendants acquitted, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the drama and excitement of the trial.
On Friday, 10 defense attorneys from the bingo trial will present “Not Guilty,” a benefit for the Cloverdale Playhouse in Montgomery and a look into how those defense attorneys were able to prove their clients’ innocence.
Bobby Segall, an attorney for gambling developer Milton McGregor, will serve as emcee for the event. Two other McGregor attorneys, Joe Espy and Walter McGowan, will appear, along with Bill Baxley (attorney for lobbyist Tom Coker), Jim Parkman (for Sen. Harri Anne Smith), Ron Wise (for Sen. Jim Preuitt), Susan James (for Country Crossing spokesperson Jay Walker) and Bill Clark (for Sen. Larry Means). Jimmy Judkins and Lewis Gillis will also be featured—their clients were acquitted in the first bingo trial, which ended in Aug. 2011. Judkins is an attorney for lobbyist Bob Geddie; Gillis is Sen. Quinton Ross’s attorney.
“Not Guilty” is Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. at the RSA Activity Center in Montgomery (The Cloverdale Playhouse was originally the planned venue for “Not Guilty,” but brisk ticket sales led organizers to change venues to the RSA Activity Center). Tickets are $100 and the event is good for two hours of CLE credit. Purchase tickets and find more information here.