Mike Hubbard who was formerly a chairman for the Alabama Republican party, is continuing to appeal the four year conviction sentence after his arrest in 2016 for 12 felony ethics violations. Those violations included Hubbard using his office to solicit jobs or investments from lobbyists, using staff to perform work for clients and more.
Hubbard took the matter to an appellate court, asking to reverse the decision. Although the judge demanded legislators to better clarify the definition of the state’s ethics laws because they were vague, the court ruled there was sufficient evidence to convict Hubbard on 11 out of 12 counts of ethic violations. Hubbard remains out on bond as he appeals his four year conviction.