State Investigation Requested

A lawyer for the Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard is asking for an investigation into comments attributed to a state prosecutor. Court filings that were unsealed yesterday show that attorney general's office employee, Sonny Reagan, sent an internal memo on July 22. It claimed that prosecutor Matt Hart told him that he was going to take Hubbard down and dismantle former Governor Bob Riley's "political machine." Hubbard's lawyer says the comments are evidence of a political inquisition by the prosecutor who is leading a yearlong public corruption probe. Hart declined to comment on the accusations.

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