Mike Hubbard Trial

Mike Hubbard Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) – The Latest on the trial and sentencing of former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard has been sentenced to four years in prison for violating the state’s ethics law. Lee County Circuit Judge Jacob Walker handed down the sentence Friday. Hubbard faces additional time on probation….

Prosecutors Seek Long Sentence, Hefty Fine for Mike Hubbard

Prosecutors say former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard should spend five years in a state prison for breaking the state ethics law. In a brief filed Thursday afternoon, the attorney general’s office asked a judge to give Hubbard an 18-year split sentence. Hubbard would spend five years behind bars and the remaining 13 years under supervised probation. The sentence mirrors…

Mike Hubbard’s Name Removed from Legislature’s Website

Former House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s name has been removed from the Alabama Legislature’s website in the wake of his conviction on ethics charges. A jury convicted Hubbard Friday evening on 12 felony ethics charges. The felony convictions caused Hubbard’s automatic and immediate removal from office. The Legislature’s website was updated to remove Hubbard’s name as the leader of the House…

Mike Hubbard Plans to Appeal Conviction

The former speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives says he and his family are working to come to terms with the guilty verdicts at his ethics trial. Mike Hubbard said in a statement on Sunday, that he maintains his innocence and will be appealing. A jury on Friday found Hubbard guilty on 12 charges that he wrongly solicited consulting…

ALGOP Chairman Releases Statement on the Mike Hubbard Convictions

The head of the Alabama Republican Party says the party is deeply disappointed that former House Speaker Mike Hubbard abused the public trust placed in him. Party Chairwoman Terry Lathan issued the Monday statement about the conviction of the powerful Republican. She urged people not to judge all public servants by the shortcomings of a few. A jury on Friday…

House Speaker Mike Hubbard: Guilty of 12 of 23 Ethics Charges

Mike Hubbard is released from the Lee County Correctional Facility on Friday, June 10, 2016 in Opelika, Ala. Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News/Pool A jury in Lee County has convicted Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard on 12 charges of violating the state ethics law. The convictions automatically removed Hubbard from office. The jury returned the verdict Friday night after deliberating…

Lawyers Make Final Remarks in Mike Hubbard’s Ethic Trial

Lawyers make their final remarks to jurors in the ethics trial of Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard. A prosecutor and defense lawyer will finish closing arguments Friday morning. The jury is expected to begin deliberations later in the day. Hubbard faces 23 felony ethics charges accusing him of using his political positions to obtain business and investment for his companies….

Closing Arguments Underway in Ethics Trial of House Speaker Mike Hubbard

Closing arguments are underway in the ethics trial of Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard. He faces 23 felony ethics counts. A prosecutor has told jurors that Hubbard put a “for sale” sign on his public office as he obtained consulting contracts paying his business thousands of dollars each month. Prosecutor Michael Duffy said in closing arguments Thursday that Hubbard obtained…

Mike Hubbard Continues Testimony in His Ethics Trial

The Latest on the public corruption trial of House Speaker Mike Hubbard (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard squared off with a state prosecutor over consulting contracts and other money the Republican’s companies received. Hubbard and prosecutor Matt Hart exchanged testy remarks Wednesday during the first day of a contentious cross-examination at Hubbard’s ethics trial. Hart…

Prosecutors Rest Their Case in Mike Hubbard’s Ethics Trial

Mike Hubbard Trial Investigator for the Alabama Attorney General’s Office Greg Fee sits on the witness stand during an objection by defense lawyer Bill Baxley in the Alabama Speaker Mike Hubbard Trial on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in Opelika, Ala. Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News/Pool Investigator for the Alabama Attorney General’s Office Greg Fee sits on the witness stand during…