Alberto Gonzales Resigns: Online Gamblers Celebrate

Under the US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’s tenure, online gambling has suffered one blow after another. Most recently, Gonzales promised Republican Arizona Senator Jon Kyl that he would do everything he could to ensure the billion dollar industry would be squashed.

On Monday, White House officials announced that Attorney General, Alberto Gonzales, had resigned after much controversy over how he handled the firing of several state attorneys.

The official said Gonzales submitted a letter on Friday saying he had decided to step down, but the announcement was withheld until he met with President Bush at the president’s Crawford ranch.

Gonzales’ resignation marks the loss of another Bush loyalist at a time when his support in public opinion polls has been lagging. Though Bush had voiced continued support for Gonzales, a longtime ally from Texas, the attorney generals support in Congress had withered after a series of run-ins that prompted some lawmakers to allege he had committed perjury.

Gonzales is mentioned as a defendant in a case filed by the online gambling industry trade group iMEGA.org.