Brandon Hughes

Former Alabama district attorney, Brandon Hughes, seeks to avoid prison

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) – A former district attorney has asked a judge to keep him out of prison and allow him to serve his 10-month prison sentence on perjury and ethics charges in a community corrections program. Attorneys for former Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes last week filed a motion seeking a community corrections program placement. They argued that’s…

Jessica Ventiere named District Attorney in Lee County

Lee County District Attorney Jessica Ventiere/Source: Lee County District Attorney’s Office Governor Kay Ivey has appointed Lee County District Attorney Pro Tem Jessica Ventiere as the new district attorney for the county. Prior to her appointment, Ventiere served as Chief Assistant District Attorney for Lee County and the Second Judicial Circuit, which serves Butler, Crenshaw, and Lowndes County. Ventiere was…

District Attorney Pleads Guilty to Perjury, Ethics Charge

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama district attorney on Thursday pleaded guilty to perjury and an ethics charge following trial testimony in which a witness likened his office to a fraternity house. Former Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes pleaded guilty to perjury in the first-degree and the use of his public office for personal gain. Hughes will be sentenced…

Former Lee County District Attorney Indicted for Perjury

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A county prosecutor facing charges of using his office for personal gain has been indicted on an additional charge of lying to the Alabama Ethics Commission. Court records filed Thursday show suspended Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes was indicted on a perjury charge alleging he lied during sworn testimony to the panel last April. Hughes…

Lee Co. District Attorney Faces Charge in Montgomery County in Addition to Lee County

The Attorney General’s office has announced the arrest of Brandon Hughes, the District Attorney for the 37th Judicial Circuit, for perjury, an additional charge to those announced earlier. Hughes’ office is based in Opelika. Hughes’s arrest for perjury in Montgomery follows his indictment in Lee County charging him with multiple counts of violating the State’s Ethics Act, conspiracy to commit…

Lee County District Attorney Indicted on Ethics, Theft and Perjury Charges

Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes has found himself on the other side of the law. He’s been indicted on multiple charges including conspiracy to commit theft, perjury, and ethics violations. According to The Alabama Attorney General’s Office, Hughes used his office for personal gain by using public funds to pay for a private attorney for he and his wife….