ethics violations

Montgomery Police Officers Allege Mistreatment, Cover-ups within MPD

Tuesday night multiple current and former MPD officers aired out grievances to Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed, and the Montgomery City Council. Accusations include misappropriation of funds, bullying, retaliation, cover ups, and descrimination in the Montgomery Police Department.. The accusing officers have retained legal council and filed suit against the City of Montgomery. Many of the officers who spoke are facing…

Former House Speaker Mike Hubbard Transferred to State Prison

Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard has been moved to a state prison to serve time for his ethics convictions. Corrections records showed Thursday that Hubbard has been transferred into state custody from a county jail. But it’s not clear where he will be incarcerated for good. The state website indicated he was being taken to Draper Correctional Facility. A…

Former Barbour County Sheriff Arrested on Ethics Violations

On Tuesday, September 29, Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the arrest of Leroy Davie Upshaw. Upshaw is the former sheriff of Barbour County. Upshaw, 49, of Eufaula, served as sheriff of Barbour County until his term ended in early January 2019. He faces charges of using his public position for personal gain. Attorney General Marshall’s Special Prosecutions Division obtained two…

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…

Former Elmore Co. Commissioner Pleads Guilty to Ethics Violation

A former Elmore County commissioner has pleaded guilty to a felony ethics law violation. Attorney General Luther Strange says Joe Faulk entered his plea Thursday in Elmore County Circuit Court to intentionally using his office for personal gain. Strange says Faulk’s charge comes from a 2011 contract he entered into with Coast2Coast, a company which distributes pharmacy discount cards. Faulk’s…