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Mitchell: Bingo indictment timing is suspect
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 12:22:49 AM
This week's indictment of 11 high-profile defendants, including four state senators, stemming from a federal probe of gambling legislation leaves state Sen. Wendell Mitchell questioning the timing of the actions.
"It strikes me as political," said Mitchell, D-Luverne. "This comes less than four weeks before the election. It's going to have a very unfair impact on the election. They could have just easily done this after November."
Mitchell, who has represented Pike County for some 20 years in the state Legislature, is among the 21 state Senators who voted to support SB380, the critical gambling bill that went before state lawmakers last spring.
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