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Alabama Supreme Court Reverses Five of 11 Convictions Against Former House Speaker Mike Hubbard

The Alabama Supreme Court announced this morning that it has reversed five of the 11 ethics convictions against former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard. The high court affirmed the other six convictions against him. In the 99-page opinion, the reason stated for reversing the five convictions was that they were “based on insufficient evidence or incorrect interpretation of the ethics…

Three Years After Conviction, Mike Hubbard Still Hopes to Avoid Prison

Mike Hubbard takes the standAlabama Speaker Mike Hubbard Trial on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in Opelika, Ala.Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News/Pool Today marks the third anniversary of a dramatic change in Alabama politics. It’s the day that House Speaker Mike Hubbard was convicted of ethics charges. Hubbard had been one of the most powerful politicians in the state, until June 10,…

Alabama Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Mike Hubbard’s Appeal

Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard wants to stay out of prison. That decision is now in the hands of the Alabama Supreme Court. Tuesday justices, heard oral arguments in Hubbard’s appeal. Hubbard was convicted of ethics violations three years ago. A jury in Lee County found him guilty of using his office as House Speaker for personal gain for…

Hubbard Case to Go to Alabama Supreme Court in June

The Alabama Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next month in former House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s appeal of his ethics conviction. The court said oral arguments will be held June 4. Hubbard was one of the state’s most influential Republicans, but his political career ended with his 2016 conviction on ethics charges. The allegations included that he improperly asked lobbyists…

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…

Appeals Court Upholds Conviction of Former House Speaker Mike Hubbard

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld 11 of 12 felony ethics convictions against former house speaker Mike Hubbard. Hubbard was convicted two years ago of ethics violations of using his office for personal gain. He was  sentenced to four year in jail and eight years of probation in 2016, but has been out of jail during the appeal….

Two Years Ago Today…Mike Hubbard Convicted.

He's still free on bond.

It was on June 10th of 2016 that a jury convicted the Republican Speaker of 12 of the counts against him, primarily using his elected position for his personal economic benefit. Hubbard called the investigation and prosecution a witch hunt and said he was innocent. He was sentenced to four years in prison, but has been free on bond as…

Breakdown of the State of Alabama Politics

The resignation of Governor Robert Bentley ends a huge political shakeup for the state of Alabama. Former Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard was the first to go. Hubbard was the head of the legislative branch of government until June of 2016, when he was found guilty of violating ethics laws and was removed from office. Former Chief Justice Roy…

Judge Denies New Trial for Former House Speaker

Judge rules Hubbard failed to prove jury bias.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A judge is denying convicted Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s request for a new trial. Lee County Circuit Judge Jacob Walker on Tuesday said Hubbard failed to show that jurors were biased against him when they convicted him on ethics charges. Walker noted jurors convicted Hubbard on some, but not all, counts. He says that suggests…

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

1/4Hubbard 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 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Hubbard…