Lawmaker from Daphne pleads not guilty in bribery case

Randy Davis

A state lawmaker from Baldwin County pleaded not guilty in federal court in Montgomery on charges in an alleged bribery scheme.

Rep. Randy Davis, R-Daphne, was indicted on the charges last month. The charges include allegations of bribery and racketeering.

Davis could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted in the public corruption case.

Federal officials in Montgomery said the indictment charges Davis and two other men with conspiracy to commit bribery related to federal programs.

Davis is also charged with interstate travel and communications in aid of racketeering.

Federal prosecutors allege that in 2014 and 2015 Davis tried to recruit investors to a company called Trina Health, which operates diabetes treatment clinics in Alabama and other parts of the country.

The indictment states that, as a result of doing so, Davis received finder fees.

The indictment also states that after Trina Health ran into difficulties with the health insurance companies over covering treatments, Davis tried to lobby an insurance company to change its position.

It states when that failed, Davis pushed for a bill that would have required the insurer to cover the treatments: helping recruit a sponsor, arranging for a public hearing to be video recorded, and then speaking in favor of the bill at a public hearing.

Davis has represented House District 96 for four terms. The district includes parts of Baldwin and Mobile Counties.

He did not seek re-election.

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