Speaker Got Consulting Job Because of Position

Saturday, May 28, 2016

 

Southeast Alabama officials say Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard got an economic development job with a municipal-owned gas utility largely because he was also an influential politician. Prosecutors have accused Hubbard of using his political position to make money. Enterprise Mayor Kenneth Boswell testified that a search committee recommended Hubbard because of his, "position for the state of Alabama and his networking ability."  The Alabama Ethics Commission attorney sent a letter to the utility saying Hubbard must not use the "mantle of his office" in the job. Southeast Alabama Gas District paid Hubbard $12,000-per-month.

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