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Casino group sues over records requests
Friday, February 16, 2007 at 10:49:04 AM
Coast Businesses for Fair Play is suing the U.S. Department of Interior because it contends the federal agency has not complied with public-records requests about a proposed Choctaw casino in Jackson County.
"We had no choice," said Dan McDaniel, a lawyer for Coast Businesses. "We asked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to release records to us. We got about a dozen records. That's definitely not the totality of the records."
Coast Businesses, an organization supported by commercially operated casinos, opposes the proposed tribal casino because it would not be taxed or state regulated and need not be near the water. Its location near Interstate 10 would make it the first casino for gamblers driving in from Florida, Alabama and other eastern markets.
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