Former House Speaker

Alabama Court Denies Rehearing Request for Ex House Speaker

Mike Hubbard takes the stand Alabama Speaker Mike Hubbard Trial on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in Opelika, Ala. Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News/PoolThe Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals will not reverse its decision upholding the ethics conviction of former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard. The court on Friday denied Hubbard’s request for a rehearing. The court last month had affirmed…

Hubbard Seeks New Trial After Conviction

Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard is seeking a new trial, saying that prosecutors stretched the intent of the state ethics law when securing convictions against him. Attorneys for Hubbard filed the request Monday asking a judge to reverse Hubbard’s conviction or grant a new trial. A jury in June convicted Hubbard on 12 felony ethics charges. Prosecutors accused him…

Hubbard Lawyer Calls Proposed Sentence ‘Absurd’

A lawyer for former House Speaker Mike Hubbard says prosecutors are seeking a “ridiculously extreme” prison sentence after Hubbard’s conviction on ethics charges. Defense lawyer Bill Baxley said Friday that the 18-year sentence prosecutors want is absurd. The attorney general’s office, in a court filing this week, said that want Hubbard to spend five years in prison and another 13…