Mike Hubbard Conviction

Judge Schedules September Hearing in Hubbard Case

A judge has scheduled a September hearing on motions filed in former House Speaker Mike Hubbard ethics case as Hubbard seeks to overturn his criminal conviction. Circuit Judge Jacob Waller on Thursday scheduled a Sept. 2 hearing on post-trial motions filed in the case. The judge did not elaborate. A jury convicted Hubbard on 12 state ethics law violations. He…

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…