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Stealing The Statehouse?

 

The following stories are part of an ongoing collection of articles researching the possibility of public corruption within the State of Alabama.

While these articles do not make a judgement, per se, on the illegality of an act, they do record what may be a pattern and practice that appears suspect.

Public corruption is a fatal infection which affects our entire society. It not only endangers our government, but our entire American way of life.

Those who use the power entrusted to them by the people to enrich themselves and their confederates are the worst kind of criminals. They steal from our schools, our neighborhoods, our public projects and our pockets. Worst of all, they betray the sacred trust that good government is founded upon.

“Woe to you Scribes and Pharisees, pretenders, who are like white tombs, which from the outside appear lovely, but from within are full of the bones of the dead and all corruption!”

We promise to follow the trail of public corruption wherever it leads, no party, friend nor foe will deter our efforts.

It is incumbent on the free press to find and chronicle all available information on public corruption.

It is our sincere goal to expose those who betray the public trust and shine a light into the dark corners of politics. With this in mind we submit this continuing investigation into Stealing the Statehouse.

Bill Britt
Editor in Chief

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Hubbard Pleads Not Guilty, Asks For More Time, 10 November 2014

Hubbard Reelected: What Were They Thinking?, 10 November 2014

Mike Hubbard Re-Elected As Speaker, 07 November 2014

If Hubbard Were In U.S. House, He Would Have To Step Down, 05 November 2014

Opinion: The Good Germans said, "Ich Wusste Nicht Uber Es.", 04 November 2014

Caucus Fealty Vote: Does Anyone Have The Numbers?, 04 November 2014

Republican House Caucus to Elect Speaker Nov. 6, 03 November 2014

The Trouble with Mike, 29 October 2014

Did Hubbard Use Campaign Donations to Post Bail?, 29 October 2014

Hubbard's Rally a Disgrace, 23 October 2014

Hubbard Says He Never Misused Office, 23 October 2014

Hubbard Presser: A Theater of the Absurd, 22 October 2014

Special Commentary: Thoughts on a Scandal, 22 October 2014

Hubbard Sends Email of Woe To Caucus, 22 October 2014

Armistead Hopes Hubbard is Not Convicted, 22 October 2014

Hubbard Arrested, Charged with 23 Felony Counts, 21 October 2014

Chronology of the Hubbard Scandal, 21 October 2014

Reaction to Hubbard Indictments, 21 October 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Davis Announces Arrest of Mike Hubbard, 20 October 2014

Special Commentary: A Frenzy of Lies, Rumors and Manipulation, 18 October 2014

Ethics Director Denies Complaint Against Hubbard, 29 September 2014

Expect More Fake Outrage from the Hubbard/Riley Spin Machine, 29 September 2014

Leaked Letter Designed to Discredit Hubbard Investigation, 26 September 2014

Unmasking the Jackals: Inside the AG Conspiracy, 22 September 2014

Deputy Attorney General Caught Leaking Grand Jury Information to Those Under Investigation, 19 September 2014

Court Denies Deputy Attorney General Motion to Quash His Testimony Before Lee County Grand Jury, 17 September 2014

Hubbard “Obsessed” with $200K Renovation of Committee Room, 15 September 2014

Hart Says Moore’s Attorneys Pinned Hopes On “Hail Mary” Defense, 12 September 2014

Hubbard To Use “Pledge” To Retain Speaker's Seat Even If Indicted, 10 September 2014

Hubbard Investigation May Reach Inside RSA and Commerce, 09 September 2014

Moore’s Team Wants More Time to Prepare a Defense, 09 September 2014

Cutting Through Smoke, Mirrors and Partisan Divide, 09 September 2014

Hubbard Doesn’t Have 9 of 9 Justices In His Pocket, 08 September 2014

Supreme Court Rules Against Indicted Lawmaker: Moore Trial to Go Forward, 05 September 2014

…And Justice For All, 03 September 2014

Is Speaker Hubbard Planning to Purchase Justice?, 01 September 2014

Deadline Passes for Arguments in Rep. Barry Moore Case, 21 August 2014

The Speaker Says, "Where There's Smoke, There's Fire" And I Believe Him (Opinion), 19 August 2014

Sources Link AG's Chief Deputy to Plot to Remove Hart from Hubbard Investigation, 18 August 2014

Hubbard's Dominion: VA US Senate Candidate Entangled By Speaker's Woes, 14 August 2014

Which Candidates Received “Toxic” Money?, 12 August 2014

Riley/Hubbard Funding of Non-Profit Raises Serious Questions, 08 August 2014

Sorting Through the Speaker's Dirty Laundry, 06 August 2014

Hubbard's Outgoing Chief of Staff Was One of State's Top Paid Officials, 06 August 2014

Rep. Mike Hubbard Must Resign His Speaker's Post, 05 August 2014

Leaked Report Reveals Facts on Hubbard/RSLC, 04 August 2014

Rep. Barry Moore’s Flurry of Legal Filings Answered (W/ 8 attachments), 04 August 2014

Supreme Court May Decide Fate of Lee County Grand Jury, 04 August 2014

Hubbard Continues Paying Attorneys with Campaign Cash, 03 August 2014

AL.COM Columnist Shares a Drink with Hubbard’s Attorney, 24 July 2014

Moore Seeks Stay Of Felony Trial (With Petition), 16 July 2014

Ethics Director Changes Tune on Knowledge of Hubbard Malfeasance, 30 June 2014

Claims of Political Prosecution: A Dishonest Rendering Of The Facts, 30 June 2014

APCI CEO Speaks Out on Wren, Silent on the Speaker, 23 June 2014

Judge Says Davis Has Authority, Hubbard’s Attorney Questions Judge, 16 June 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Judge Denies Dismissal in Moore Case, Hubbard Named as Subject of Investigation, 13 June 2014

Mike Hubbard's “Liberal Special Interests”, 10 June 2014

The High Cost of Public Corruption, 09 June 2014

Indicted Representative Moore: “I'll win the race and the case” 06 June 2014

Trial Date Set for Rep. Barry Moore, 05 June 2014

Riley’s PAC Hands Out Big Money to Barry Moore and Others, 28 May 2014

Did Hubbard Embezzle Money? 27 May 2014

State Files Brief in Moore Case, 23 May 2014

Storming the Courthouse: The Road to Lee County, 22 May 2014

Hubbard Has Five Attorneys at Moore Hearing, 21 May 2014

Two Mayors Testify in Lee County, Hubbard Appears To Be Central Target, 20 May 2014

Rep. Clouse Spotted at Lee County Courthouse, 14 May 2014

Busting the Speaker: Has Hubbard Been Indicted?, 14 May 2014

Hubbard Pays Moore’s Way, 12 May 2014

State Answers Motion to Dismiss in Moore Case, 08 May 2014

Moore Says Pipkin Phone Call Recording Was “Illegal Wiretap,” 07 May 2014

Lee County Grand Jury to Reconvene Next Week, 06 May 2014

Hubbard Accepted a Bribe, But Continues to Spin, 05 May 2014

Moore Receives Big Cash Donation from Hubbard Just Days After Arrest, 02 May 2014

Moore’s Attorney Says Ethics Law "Contrary to US Constitution," Asks For Case's Dismissal, 02 May 2014

Who Knew What And When: Wren’s Statement of Facts, 28 April 2014

Spinning a Web of Excuses, 28 April 2014

Bringing Down (The Speaker of) The House: Grand Jury Moves Closer to Hubbard, 25 April 2014

Hubbard Issues Statement on Moore Arrest, 24 April 2014

Indictment Documents Include Transcript of Matt Hart Questioning Moore, 24 April 2014

Rep. Moore Indicted, Arrested on Four Felonies, 24 April 2014

Moore Sought Legislation That Could Have Led To Personal Gain, 15 April 2014

Testimony and Ethics Chief Contradict Hubbard’s Press Statements, 14 April 2014

Hubbard Is A Crook!, 14 April 2014

Speaker on Offense, Already Fumbling, 14 April 2014

Former Rep. Wren Lied to Law Enforcement Before Plea, 11 April 2014

Hubbard Casts 12 Votes to Favor Consulting Client (W/Audio of Sumner), 08 April 2014

Dropping the Mike: Wren Deal Damns Hubbard, 08 April 2014

Hubbard Critical of Media Coverage of Wren Scandal, 08 April 2014

Is Hubbard Using Campaign Funds Illegally?, 07 April 2014

Greg Wren's Plea Agreement, 07 April 2014

Hubbard’s Campaign Money Goes to Criminal Defense Lawyers, 04 April 2014

The Governor and the Speaker: Differing Views on Wren Conviction, 04 April 2014

White Lies, Hubbard’s Contract with APCI Not Vetted or Disclosed, 03 April 2014

Greg Wren's Prescription for Alabama: A Breakdown, 02 April 2014

Wren Tells Sunday School Class He Will be Indicted, Mar 31, 2014

Moore, Hubbard Plot Intercepted in Job Killing, Political Retribution Scheme, Mar 31, 2014

Mike Hubbard: Spender of the House, Mar 27, 2014

Hubbard Routinely Takes Action Favorable to His Biggest Donors, Mar 17, 2014

Hubbard Using Campaign Contributions To Pay Legal Defense Team, Jan 3, 2014

Hubbard Holds Pricey Fundraiser in Capital Days Before Session, Dec 17, 2013

Will Accountability Act be Big Financial Boom for Former Governor and Partner? Dec 16, 2013

Hubbard: Keeping It In The Family, Dec 11, 2013

A New Mailer: Hubbard Seeks to Defend Himself by Blaming Others: Opinion, Dec 9, 2013

Marsh Testifies Six Hours Before Grand Jury; Collins Follows, Dec 4, 2013

Moral Leadership or Political Convenience, Dec 3, 2013

Deny, Distract, Cover-up and Blame Others, Nov 27, 2013

New Mailer Asks “Who Does Mike Hubbard Really Represent?” Nov 26, 2013

Republican Leadership Readies for Hubbard Blood Bath, Nov 25, 2013

Hubbard-Owned Business Printing for Dark Money Foundation, Nov 19, 2013

Hubbard Predicts Indictments, Nov 14, 2013

Alarms Were Raised at Auburn Concerning Hubbard in 2007, Nov 12, 2013

The GOP, Gaming and the Politics of Hypocrisy, Nov 4, 2013

 "Call Before You Dig" into Federal Funds, Hubbard Businesses Prosper from PSC Advertising, Oct 22, 2013

With Legal Fees Mounting, Hubbard Taps Local Bank for Sweetheart $1.06 Million Loan, Oct 14, 2013

Chief of Staff Seen with White-Collar Defense Attorney in Lee County, Oct 11, 2013

Hubbard Gives State Belated Gift of $2000 for Silk Plants Paid for With Campaign Funds, Oct 8, 2013

Hubbard’s Attorney Seeks to Woo Media while Threatening Critics —Opinion, Oct 7, 2013

Hubbard Cleaning Up Messy Campaign PAC? Oct 2, 2013

Hubbard: New Look, New Tone, Not Taking Campaign Contributions, Sept 30, 2013

Threats, Cover-ups and Campaign Cash, Hubbard Style, Sept 23, 2013

Frivolous Lawsuit Against Legislature Dismissed after Speaker Hubbard's Testimony, Sept 18, 2013

$14 Million in Obama Stimulus Money Funded Mike Hubbard Center, Sept 17, 2013

Quiet Planning Behind Scenes to Replace Speaker, Sept 16, 2013

Hubbard in Full Damage Control Promising Big Money/Threatening Lawsuits—Opinion, Sept 12, 2013


Hubbard Closes PAC, Ends Lucrative Contract and Hires White-Collar Criminal Defense Attorney, Sept 9. 2013

Hubbard Furnishes Luxury Cloakroom for Legislators at Taxpayer Expense, Sept 21, 2013

Big Tax Hike May Be Linked to Hubbard Contract, Aug 14, 2013

Speaker Hubbard on the Verge —Opinion, Aug 6, 2013

Editorial: Message to Republican Legislators: Big Donors Off-Limits, July 16, 2013

Hubbard PAC’s: Who’s helping protect the incumbents? July 8, 2013

Hubbard Voted to Pass Bill Guaranteeing His Business Client Millions in Medicaid Funds, June 11, 2013

Ethics Chief Approves Speaker Contract, June 10, 2013

The Graftmaster Cometh: Hubbard Strikes Back at Critics, May 3, 2013

Hubbard’s House Conference Hauls in Cash, May 13, 2013

Alabama Shake(Down): Hubbard Style,  May 6, 2013

Are Barron-Johnson indictments a foreshadow of things to come?, Apr 29, 2013

Hubbard Consulting Contract Causes Stir, Apr 8, 2013

Anatomy of a Rigged Bid, Mar 20, 2013

Sealed Bids Delivered to Hubbard, Courier Now Revealed, Mar 14, 2013

Hubbard wildly increases spending in Speaker’s Office over Democrat Seth Hammett, Mar 12, 2013

Editorial: Who is going to make money on the Flexibility Act? Feb 25, 2013

Nonprofit founder claims Bob Riley directed donations to Mike Hubbard-owned businesses, Feb 21, 2013

Majority Strategies, Mike Hubbard, Brett Buerck, Feb 19, 2013

A cautionary tale: Head of Florida GOP Pleads Guilt to enriching himself with donor funds, Feb 12, 2013

Updated: Hubbard Enters Session Under Cloud of Grand Jury Investigation, Feb 6, 2013

Hubbard Reveals Storm PAC, Fundraiser or Pay-to-Play? Jan 16, 2013

Mike Hubbard and Craftmaster Printing: Part Two, A Tangled Web to Restructuring, Dec 17, 2012

Audit Finds Craftmasters Made Over $800,000 From Republican Party in 2010 Election, Dec 17, 2012

Mike Hubbard and Craftmaster Printing: Part One, Failure at the Door, Dec 16, 2012

Grand Jury Subpoenas Hubbard’s Records, Dec 13, 2012

GOP's Financial Dealings in 2010 Takeover of the Statehouse, Nov 26, 2012

“Storming the Statehouse” and the game of quid pro quo, Nov 25, 2012

Threats, Lies and bullying, the unfortunate blowback to a story, Nov 2, 2012

UPDATE: 2010: ALGOP finance chairman pays a visit on Poarch Creek Band of Indians, Oct 31, 2012

 

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