ethics charges

Prosecutors Oppose Hubbard Request for Jury Investigation

State prosecutors are opposing former House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s request to have the sheriff investigate if there was misconduct by the jury that convicted him on ethics charges. The attorney general’s office in a response filed Monday said Hubbard is seeking an “unfettered fishing expedition into the deliberations of the jury.” A Lee County jury convicted Hubbard of 12 felony…

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is Suing State Agency

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is suing the state agency that filed ethics charges against him. Attorneys for Moore filed a federal lawsuit Friday against the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission. The suit asks a court to order Moore’s immediate reinstatement as head of Alabama’s court system. The suit says a law that led to Moore’s automatic suspension when charges…

Kilby Prison Correctional Officer Face Felony Ethics Charges After Sting

An Alabama corrections officer is facing a felony ethics charge after officials say he accepted money from undercover officers in exchange for promoting illegal contraband inside a state prison. Court records show 30-year-old Rayshawn Blackmon was arrested last week. Authorities say Blackmon unknowingly made contact with undercover officers after a Kilby Correctional Facility inmate told him to pick up $1,000…

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…