By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
A federal Court sentenced former House Majority Leader Micky Ray Hammon, R-Decatur, to three months in prison for committing mail fraud Thursday.
U.S. Attorney Louis V. Franklin Sr. announced the sentence. Hammon served in the Alabama House of Representatives from 2003 until 2017, representing Alabama’s 4th District.
Hammon will also be subject to three years of supervised release upon completion of his prison sentence.
On Sept. 26, 2017, Hammon pleaded guilty to using money donated to his 2014 re-election campaign to pay personal expenses. This is a violation of Alabama law, which strictly limits the ways that donated money can be used. Hammon used the United States Postal Service to commit his offense when he received campaign donation checks through the mail, making this a federal offense.