Mike Hubbard Trial

Former Speaker Hubbard Transferred To Kilby Infirmary

Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard, who is facing a four-year-prison sentence for an ethics conviction, has been moved to Kilby Correctional Facility. Alabama Department of Corrections records show Hubbard is being held in the medical infirmary of Kilby Correctional Facility. Samantha Rose, a spokeswoman for the Alabama Department of Corrections, said Hubbard was taken into prison custody Wednesday. She…

Alabama Court Denies Rehearing Request for Ex House Speaker

Mike Hubbard takes the stand Alabama Speaker Mike Hubbard Trial on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in Opelika, Ala. Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News/PoolThe Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals will not reverse its decision upholding the ethics conviction of former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard. The court on Friday denied Hubbard’s request for a rehearing. The court last month had affirmed…

Lawyers Appeal Ethics Conviction of Former House Speaker Mike Hubbard

Lawyers for former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard say his ethics conviction is “legally baseless” and prosecutors stretched the bounds of the state law to bring charges against him. Hubbard’s lawyers filed the appeal Wednesday in the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals. They are seeking to overturn his 2016 conviction on ethics charges. Hubbard was convicted of wrongly accepting investments,…

Mike Hubbard Loses Bid for New Trial

Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard has lost his bid for a new trial on ethics charges. Defense lawyer Bill Baxley said Thursday that he is now focused on preparing Hubbard’s appeal. Hubbard had requested a new trial arguing that prosecutors stretched the intent of the state ethics law, allowed improper expert witness testimony and there was evidence of juror…

UPDATE: Judge Refuses Investigation of Mike Hubbard’s Ethics Trial

1/4Hubbard Post Trial Hearing 19 Mike Hubbard, former Alabama Speaker of the House, and his wife, Susan, greet people before a post trial hearing at the Lee County Justice Center in Opelika, Ala., on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. Hubbard was found guilty 12 counts of felony ethics charges on June 10, 2016. Albert Cesare/Montgomery Advertiser/Pool Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Hubbard…

Judge Schedules September Hearing in Hubbard Case

A judge has scheduled a September hearing on motions filed in former House Speaker Mike Hubbard ethics case as Hubbard seeks to overturn his criminal conviction. Circuit Judge Jacob Waller on Thursday scheduled a Sept. 2 hearing on post-trial motions filed in the case. The judge did not elaborate. A jury convicted Hubbard on 12 state ethics law violations. He…

Hubbard Seeks New Trial After Conviction

1/7HUBBARD MUG Show Caption Hide Caption 2/7Mike Hubbard Trial 6-10-16 Mike Hubbard and Susan Hubbard walk to the Lee County Justice Center for closing arguments in the Alabama Speaker Mike Hubbard Trial on Friday, June 10, 2016 in Opelika, Ala. Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News/Pool Show Caption Hide Caption 3/7Mike Hubbard Trial Mike Hubbard is sworn in during Hubbard’s ethics…

Candidates Vie for Mike Hubbard’s House Seat

Four Republicans are running for former House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s legislative seat. The Alabama Republican Party announced Friday that Jay Conner, Joe Lovvorn, Brett Smith and Sandy Toomer had qualified to run for the Lee County House seat. No Democrats are running for the legislative district. Hubbard was removed from office in June after a jury convicted him of 12…

Steve Flowers Weighs in on Hubbard Sentencing

Most of the day consisted of character witnesses on behalf of Hubbard. In addition to Hubbard’s pastor and some close friends, U.S. Representative Mike Rogers also took up for the former speaker. However, in the end, the judge sentenced Hubbard to 4 years in prison and 8 years on probation. Political analyst Steve Flowers says he expected it. “I wasn’t…