House Speaker Goes On Trial Tuesday

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

 

Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard goes on trial Tuesday. He is accused of using his political positions to make money and obtain financial favors from lobbyists and companies with business before the Alabama Legislature. Hubbard is accused of using his past position as chairman of the Alabama Republican Party to steer $1 million in party funds to his media companies. The American Pharmacy Cooperative Inc. hired Hubbard in a $5,000-a-month consulting contract. He is accused of voting for legislation that could have benefited the company even though he had a conflict of interest. Hubbard is accused of improperly soliciting or receiving a thing of value from Southeast Alabama Gas. Hubbard is accused of soliciting a political consultant, and Hubbard is accused of soliciting a lobbyist. Hubbard says he is innocent.

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