A U.S. federal judge Wednesday ruled moot a request from former lobbyist Jarrod Massey's attorneys which sought an order forcing the Bureau of Prisons to reveal their client's whereabouts. In an motion filed last week, Joseph Basgier and Brett Bloomston claimed they were unable to contact Massey after he suffered an attack while housed at a prison located on Maxwell Air Force Base. They told the court calls to the Bureau of Prisons were not returned.
Judge Myron Thompson issued an order rendering the motion moot after the attorneys informed the court that arrangements have been made for them to talk to Massey. The judge said he is deeply disturbed regarding the alleged assault on Massey and understands the federal government is pursuing an aggressive investigation.
Massey was sentenced earlier this year to 65 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges of buying votes in favor gambling legislation that ultimately failed to win approval in the Alabama legislature. Massey was the lobbyist for Country Crossing, a casino near Dothan that closed under threat of a raid by an illegal gambling task force formed by the governor.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons website shows Massey is currently housed at a prison in Talladega, Alabama.