The Commercial Appeal reports today that Representative Lois DeBerry admits to taking $200 in cash from an E-cycle executive while she and Kathryn Bowers were on a gambling trip to Tunica.
Two-hundred dollars isn’t a lot of money. However, the thing that piqued my interest was this:
As DeBerry recalls it, she stood before a nickel slot machine at the Grand when the agent handed her $200 cash.
"I was already at the machine. He came back there and said, ‘Look, I want y’all to have a good time for your birthday. And here’s a birthday gift to play with.’ ”
DeBerry said she dropped all $200 into the slots and won nothing.
Is DeBerry saying that dropped 4,000 nickels into the slot machine? Get a life.
One other funny item was the “devil made me do it defense” where she blamed Senator Kathryn Bowers for her ethical lapse.
[Deberry] told The Commercial Appeal she believes that her long friendship with Bowers, now a state senator, put her in a difficult situation that otherwise would never have happened.
Looks like DeBerry has decided to cast Bowers overboard.
(ht: Ben Cunningham)