MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A dozen men indicted in a multi-state dog-fighting investigation say they are not guilty.
The men entered their pleas Wednesday in federal court in Montgomery.
A magistrate judge set a Feb. 10 trial date for the men, who are from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Texas.
During a hearing, federal prosecutor Clark Morris revealed that evidence includes wire taps from Alabama and Georgia.
All 12 men are charged with conspiring to sponsor dog fights or training animals for fights. Eleven also face gambling charges.
Investigators seized 367 pit bulls Friday in raids in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. The dogs are now being cared for by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Humane Society of the United States.
Eight of the men are free on bond.
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