Mike Hubbard Trial

Jury Selected for House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s Ethics Trial

A jury has been picked for House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s ethics trial scheduled to start next week. The panel of 12 jurors and four alternates is made up of five black men, four white men, four black women and three white women. Lee County Judge Jacob Walker on Wednesday instructed the panel not to discuss the high-profile case. Hubbard faces…

Jury Selection Underway for House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s Trial

Jury selection is beginning in the ethics trial of the Alabama House speaker. Republican Speaker Mike Hubbard faces removal from office if convicted of felony charges that he used his current office and his past position as chairman of the Alabama Republican Party to benefit his printing and consulting companies. Hubbard says his lobbying and other transactions were both proper…

What’s Next for Mike Hubbard as He Prepares for Trial?

A trial almost three years in the making is in its final chapters this week. Jury selection for the case against Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard begins May 16. Hubbard faces 23 counts of using public offices for private gain. Two of the charges allege he was paid to represent companies before the governor’s office. Another claims he sought help in…

Governor, Lawmakers to Testify at Hubbard Trial

Some of the most prominent names in Alabama government will be testifying at House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s ethics trial. Court records filed Tuesday show that subpoenas have been issued to Gov. Robert Bentley, former Gov. Bob Riley, Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh and multiple state legislators and lobbyists. The prominent witness list was expected. Hubbard faces 23 ethics charges…

Mike Hubbard’s Trial Delay Request Denied

A judge is refusing to delay next month’s scheduled ethics trial of Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard. Lee County Circuit Judge Jacob Walker on Friday denied a defense request to delay the trial until August. Walker says attorneys should be ready for jury selection the week of May 16. Opening arguments would start the following week. Defense lawyer Bill Baxley…