Montez Butler gets 10 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm

November 17, 2017

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, November 16, 2017 U.S. Attorney Louis V. Franklin Sr. announced that Keyon Montez Butler (24) of Montgomery, Alabama was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Federal law prohibits a person convicted of a felony from possessing firearms or ammunition. Butler was found guilty of the charge after a trial that took place in June 2017.

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Former House Speaker Mike Hubbard remains free 

August 31, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Sentenced to prison over a year ago on 12 felony counts of public corruption, former Republican Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard remains free awaiting a ruling from the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals. If his appeal is turned down by the court, he will most likely be filing with the State Supreme Court.

Even before his indictment on October 20, 2014, on 23 felony charges of ethics violations, Hubbard launched an expansive publicity campaign to deny, deflect, delay and derail all attempts to hold him accountable under the Ethics laws he and the Republican supermajority passed in 2010.

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The best “Justice” money could buy

May 1, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

When Gov. Kay Ivey announced that Lyn Stuart would lead Alabama’s Judicial system as Supreme Court Chief Justice, she said, “To ensure a continuity of leadership and a smooth transition that keeps the ship of State steady, I have appointed Justice Lyn Stuart as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.”

Stuart was appointed as Acting Chief Justice by then Gov. Robert Bentley after the Judicial Inquiry Commission suspiciously found probable cause to charge Chief Justice Moore with ethics violations that led to his removal from office. Stuart’s actions during the period in which she served as Acting Chief Justice would seem to cast a large shadow over the Ivey Administration’s campaign for transparency and honesty while righting the ship of State.
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Did SBI Director Blow Whistle on State Senator Investigation?

October 25, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) Director Gene Wiggins has testified before the Montgomery Special Grand Jury on at least two occasions, most recently on October 19.

Shortly after Governor Robert Bentley placed ALEA Chief Spencer Collier on “medical leave,” an investigation into State Senator Phil Williams (R-Rainbow City) was spiked, just as it was on the verge of going before a grand jury.

Special Agent Jack Wilson, who was conducting the investigation into Williams, was ordered by Wiggins to close the case file and turn it over to the SBI.
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Auburn City Schools Signs Contract With Felon

August 8, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Auburn City Schools entered into a contract with convicted felon, Mike Hubbard, in July, giving him exclusive rights to broadcast Auburn school sports for free.

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The school system rejected proposals from larger stations, who offered to pay for the rights. A comparison of the plans show Tiger Communications, with a broadcast signal of 25,000 watts, and the biggest coverage area in the county, offering $11,500 per year, for five years, for a total of $57,500.
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