Morrow Says Hubbard’s Book Was Nothing But a Pack of Lies

July 11, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, July 8, disgraced former Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn) was sentenced by Judge Walker to four years in prison plus sixteen years of probation and a $210,000 for 12 felony counts of violating Alabama’s ethics law…..ironically a bill that was championed by Mike Hubbard when he led the Alabama Republican Party takeover of both Houses of the Alabama legislature in 135 years.
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Alabama Democratic Party Looking For HD 79 Candidate

July 4, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, July 1, there are five Republicans already running to fill the seat vacated by disgraced former Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard, but no Lee County Democrat has come forward to run for the seat. If Democrats are ever going to break the Republican Party’s iron grip on power in Alabama, they are going to have to first find competent people who are willing to come out of the shadows and admit they are Democrats by running as Democrats.
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A Guilty Verdict Offering Hope

June 23, 2016

By Jack Campbell

An atomic bomb of sorts was dropped on Alabama on June 10th when a jury in Lee County found Mike Hubbard guilty on twelve counts of public corruption. The judge will impose sentencing early next month which could, most likely, include prison time. Finally, it can be said aloud that Mike Hubbard really was a crook after all, even though lone cries from people like Congressman Mike Rogers have been silenced.
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Morrow Salutes Small Band of Republican Representatives Who Opposed Hubbard’s Re-Election as Speaker

June 20, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

We are all haunted to an extent by the bad choices we make in this life. This is perhaps doubly true for the Alabama House Republican Caucus, which in November 2014 could have selected state Representative Jim Carns (R from Vestavia) to be the Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives instead of re-electing Rep. Mike Hubbard to what is arguably the most powerful position in Alabama state government.
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More Indictments Likely

June 14, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—When asked if there would be more indictments, Acting Attorney General W. Van Davis said, “No Comment.” That statement should strike fear in the heart of anyone named in the counts on which Mike Hubbard was found guilty.

Hubbard was found guilty on seven counts of receiving a thing of value from a lobbyist or a principal under Section 36-25-5.1 (a) which forbids “[a] public employee or public official or family member of the public employee or family member of the public official shall solicit or receive a thing of value from a lobbyist, subordinate of a lobbyist, or principal.”
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Lathan Comments on Hubbard Verdict

June 14, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Republican Party Chairman, Terry Lathan, said the party did the right thing when it audited the books revealing possible improprieties by former ALGOP Chairman former Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn).

Chairman Lathan said, “With the announcement of Mike Hubbard’s guilty verdicts on twelve felony charges, the Alabama Republican Party is both deeply disappointed one of our leaders abused the trust placed in him and grateful that the rule of law has prevailed.”
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Hubbard Sentencing is July 8

June 14, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Disgraced former Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn) will return to the Judge Walker’s Courtroom on July 8 for sentencing.

The former State legislator, former Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party and former co-host of the popular Pat Dye Show, is expected to bring several character witnesses, possibly including former Auburn and Los Angeles Raiders Running Back, Bo Jackson. Hubbard, a University of Georgia alum, was brought to Auburn by then, Coach and Athletics Director Pat Dye, to promote Bo Jackson’s Heisman campaign. Hubbard never left the town of Auburn, eventually going on to found the Auburn Network there, and then representing the town in the Alabama Legislature.
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Hubbard Found Guilty, State Leaders React

June 13, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Late Friday night, June 10, 2016, the Alabama Speaker of the House, State Representative Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn) was guilty of twelve felony counts for ethics violations. The secret Grand Jury investigation that many politicos denied even existed turned into the 23 indictments they said would get thrown out of court, became the historical legacy of the first Republican to be the Speaker of the House in over 135 years. Hubbard, the author of Storming the Statehouse, ran the 2010 GOP campaign on a platform of historic ethics reforms. Ironically it was the ethics law reforms that were his first achievements as Speaker that ultimately brought him to ruin. Many state officials released statements following the announcement.
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Welcome to Alabama: The Heart of Corruption

May 23, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

The chronically delayed trial of The State of Alabama V. Michael G. Hubbard is set to begin Tuesday. Nearly two years after his indictments on 23 felony counts of public corruption, a jury of his peers will hear opening statements from the State, and the defense. There was a defense motion pending before trial Judge Jacob Walker, III, but late on Friday, Hubbard’s defenses withdrew the motion.
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What is Voir Dire?

May 18, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY— Currently, a jury is being selected in Lee County for the felony public corruption trial of Speaker Mike Hubbard. Jury selection is commonly referred to as “striking a jury” because both the prosecution and the defense take turns arguing challenges for cause to disqualify certain potential juror. In “legalese” it is known as a voir dire from the French “to see, to speak,” and is pronounced (vwahr [with a near-silent “r”] deer).
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