Trial

Update: House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s Trial Starts

Prosecutors are laying out their case against indicted Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard. In opening statements Tuesday, prosecutor Matt Hart told jurors that Hubbard took contracts worth tens of thousands of dollars each month from companies that wanted to influence legislation. Hart said Hubbard needed the money because he was losing a job with the company that broadcasts Auburn University…

New Accusations to be Presented Against Speaker Mike Hubbard

State prosecutors have indicated that they plan to bring up other accusations against Speaker Mike Hubbard during his ethics trial next month. Prosecutors in a Friday motion wrote that they plan to introduce evidence at trial that Hubbard, among other things, misrepresented advice he got from the ethics commission and had an agreement with lobbyists to receive things of value…

House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s Trial Postponed until Prosecutor Recovers

A judge has postponed House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s ethics trial that had been scheduled to start next month. Lee County Circuit Judge Jacob Walker on Monday agreed to delay the trial while a prosecutor recovers from knee surgery. The attorney general’s office last week asked for a short postponement of the March 29 pretrial conference and April 11 trial. Walker…