Ex-Alabama Politician Pleads Guilty To Accepting Cash, Ski Vacation In Bingo Bribery Case

Former Alabama state representative Terry Spicer (D) pleaded guilty on Tuesday to accepting cash, campaign services and a ski vacation from Alabama lobbyist caught up in a massive bribery case involving casino interests in the state.

Between 2006 and 2010, Spicer admitted he accepted campaign contributions and gifts like concert tickets from Alabama businessman Ronnie Gilley and Jarrod Massey in exchange for his assistance. Massey and Gilley have pleaded guilty to either offering or paying bribes to Spicer and other state legislators. Massey previously testified that it would be “fair” to say Spicer was on retainer for him.Spicer admitted that Massey gave him up to $3,000 a month as well as $9,000 to help him buy a ski boat, according to the Birmingham News.

Spicer could face up to 10 years in prison as well as a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. He’s also agreed to forfeit $40,000.