Collier Reportedly Met with FBI

April 1, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—On Thursday, WSFA reported that former Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Chief Spencer Collier, met with agents under the authority of US Attorney for the Middle District, George Beck. Scant details of the meeting are known at this time, but it is believed that in recent days, Beck’s office has been gathering information concerning a number of issues surrounding the Bentley Administration.

Reportedly, the FBI is looking into the firings at ALEA, the closing of criminal investigations, the use of NCIC and FETS to target enemies, and Bentley’s relationship with his now former senior advisor, Rebekah Caldwell Mason and her husband, Jon. Bentley’s order to lie and not provide an affidavit to the Attorney General, in relation to the Speaker Mike Hubbard criminal case, is also believed to be of interest to the US Attorney, as well as Bentley’s 501(c)4.
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Knee Surgery Delays Hubbard Trial

March 28, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—The State has asked for a continuance in the Speaker Mike Hubbard felony trial, citing Deputy Attorney General Matt Hart’s unexpected knee surgery.

Hubbard’s trial on 23 felony counts of public corruption was scheduled for April 11, almost a year and a half after his indictment. Hubbard has used a panoply of legal devises to delay his trial, but, and briefly, it appeared the trial would go forward, only now to be delayed by the prosecution because of Hart’s knee injury.
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Win Free Sex: Distraction

March 24, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Former Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Secretary (ALEA), Spencer Collier, held a press conference on Wednesday, where he reiterated Gov. Robert Bentley’s order to lie to the State’s Attorney General, the firings at ALEA, the closing of ongoing criminal investigations into the Bentley Administration and a sitting State Senator. But if you read press reports from around the State about the presser, you would be led to believe it was all about an alleged affair between Gov. Bentley and his unpaid senior advisor, Rebekah Caldwell Mason.
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Legislature Passes Stolen Valor Law

April 21, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, April 16, the Alabama Legislature passed HB2, the Stolen Valor bill, sponsored by State Representative Steve Clouse (R-Ozark).

The Alabama House of Representatives passed the bill early in the session.  On Thursday it also passed the Senate with some changes.  The House then voted 100 to 0 to concur with the bill as it passed the Senate.< Rep. Clouse said that HB2 deals with misrepresentation of military awards and medals. The Senate strengthened the bill, changing it from a misdemeanor to a felony and added language keeping with National Veterans groups. Read More

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