#HubbardTrial

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 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…

Mike Hubbard Plans to Appeal Conviction

The former speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives says he and his family are working to come to terms with the guilty verdicts at his ethics trial. Mike Hubbard said in a statement on Sunday, that he maintains his innocence and will be appealing. A jury on Friday found Hubbard guilty on 12 charges that he wrongly solicited consulting…

House Speaker Mike Hubbard: Guilty of 12 of 23 Ethics Charges

Mike Hubbard is released from the Lee County Correctional Facility on Friday, June 10, 2016 in Opelika, Ala. Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News/Pool A jury in Lee County has convicted Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard on 12 charges of violating the state ethics law. The convictions automatically removed Hubbard from office. The jury returned the verdict Friday night after deliberating…

Lawyers Make Final Remarks in Mike Hubbard’s Ethic Trial

Lawyers make their final remarks to jurors in the ethics trial of Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard. A prosecutor and defense lawyer will finish closing arguments Friday morning. The jury is expected to begin deliberations later in the day. Hubbard faces 23 felony ethics charges accusing him of using his political positions to obtain business and investment for his companies….

Mike Hubbard Continues Testimony in His Ethics Trial

The Latest on the public corruption trial of House Speaker Mike Hubbard (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard squared off with a state prosecutor over consulting contracts and other money the Republican’s companies received. Hubbard and prosecutor Matt Hart exchanged testy remarks Wednesday during the first day of a contentious cross-examination at Hubbard’s ethics trial. Hart…

Prosecutors Rest Their Case in Mike Hubbard’s Ethics Trial

Former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley returns to the stand for what will be his third day of testimony in the ethics trial of House Speaker Mike Hubbard. A defense lawyer on continues his cross-examination of the former governor. Riley, who became a lobbyist after leaving office, testified earlier in the trial that Hubbard asked to work at his lobbying firm…

Former Gov. Bob Riley Resumes Testimony in Speaker’s Ethics Trial

Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News/Pool Former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley resumed his testimony in the ethics trial of the state’s House speaker. Riley returned to the witness stand Monday morning. Prosecutors began questioning Riley on Friday about emails House Speaker Mike Hubbard sent to him. Hubbard wrote that he wanted to work for Riley’s new lobbying firm. Riley says the…

Update: Former Gov. Bob Riley, Daughter Testify in Hubbard Ethics Trial

There were some tense moments in a Lee County courtroom during Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard’s ethics trial today. ¬†Former Gov. Bob Riley and his daughter Minda Riley Campbell took the stand with a defensive tone towards the prosecution. In an unusual twist, Campbell made a final plea to the jury that Hubbard did nothing wrong.¬†Riley and Campbell are…

Update: Interesting Testimony in House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s Ethics Trial

Testimony resumes in indicted Alabama House Speaker, Mike Hubbard’s ethics trial. Robert Abrams was the first person called to the stand to testify Thursday. Abrams is current owner of SiO2, which is a medical products company in Auburn. The 81-year-old Abrams has a THICK New York accent and kept things interesting with his testimony. His testimony has brought laughter to…