Infighting Revealed in Alabama Corruption Probe

A lawyer for Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard is calling for an investigation into comments attributed to a state prosecutor.

An employee of the attorney general’s office said prosecutor Matt Hart told him that he was going to take down Hubbard and dismantle former Gov. Bob Riley’s political “machine.” Sonny Reagan made the accusation in a July 22 internal memo included in court filings that were unsealed Wednesday.

Hubbard’s lawyer said the comments are evidence of a political inquisition by the prosecutor leading a yearlong public corruption probe.

Hart declined to comment.

Reagan, who had worked in Riley’s administration, said Hart subpoenaed him to a grand jury in retaliation.

Prosecutors told a judge that they needed Reagan’s testimony about matters unrelated to the office dispute.
 
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