Conviction

Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard Asks for Reduced Prison Sentence

Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard – Photo from the Lee County Detention Center Former House Speaker Mike Hubbard is asking for a reduced prison sentence. Hubbard’s lawyers say his four-year prison sentence should be reduced since appellate courts overturned half of the counts. A jury in Lee County convicted Hubbard of 12 ethics charges in 2016. The Alabama Supreme…

Dallas Co. District Attorney: “We’ve gotten another gunslinger off the streets for the rest of his life”

A Selma man has been convicted of capital murder for a 2014 shooting. Maurice Pope, 27, has been sentenced to life without parole for a his role in a 2014 armed robbery turned murder. Police say Pope and his co-defendant, Rodney Walters, shot and robbed 62-year old Orlando Robinson of $43 at the Cheers Package Store on Broad Street. Robinson…

Former Goodwyn Middle School Bookkeeper Convicted of Stealing Funds from School

Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the conviction of Tiffany Franklin, 39, of Montgomery, a former bookkeeper at Goodwyn Middle School in Montgomery, on Thursday. She was convicted of first-degree theft of property. On January 21, Franklin pleaded guilty to first-degree theft of property for using her position as bookkeeper to steal $13,216 belonging to Goodwyn Middle School.  In her plea…

Montgomery Man Convicted of Stealing Nearly $200,000 from Wind Creek Casino

On Thursday, November 14, a federal jury convicted Jory D’Michael Trayvunn Dumas, 28, of Montgomery, of theft from a gaming establishment on tribal lands and conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr.  The jury found that Dumas conspired with others to steal nearly $200,000 from the Wind Creek Casino in Montgomery. Evidence presented at the trial showed that on…

Man who drove into Charlottesville crowd convicted of first-degree murder

Faces up to life in prison

By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A man who drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia has been convicted of first-degree murder. In delivering its verdict late Friday afternoon, the jury rejected arguments by lawyers for James Alex Fields Jr. that he acted in self-defense. Prosecutors said…

State Court of Appeals Uphold Andalusia Man’s Murder Conviction

Attorney General Luther Strange announced that the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday upheld the felony murder conviction of Eugene Wallace Black. Black, 55, of Andalusia, was convicted in August of 2015 for the murder of James “Nibby” Barton. Evidence was presented at trial showing that on the morning of May 2, 1994, Black and others discussed their need for…

Crenshaw Co. Murder Conviction Upheld

Attorney General Luther Strange announced that the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday upheld the murder conviction of Vincent Lovelace Lowe.  Lowe, 43, of Evergreen, was convicted in May of 2015 for the murder of Albert Clyde Lee. Evidence was presented at trial that on December 4, 2013, Lee and another man had finished installing a transmission in a…

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

Hubbard 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 Mike Hubbard, former Alabama Speaker…

Ala. Court of Criminal Appeals Upholds Conviction of Crime Against Public Officials

Attorney General Luther Strange today announced that the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has affirmed the conviction of William Peter Witwicki for four counts of filing fraudulent documents against public officials. Witwicki was convicted by a jury on March 17, 2015, following a two-day trial. The Attorney General’s Criminal Trials Division presented evidence showing that he and a co-defendant filed fraudulent liens against…

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…