Hubbard: Defiant and Unrepentant

July 11, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Politcal Reporter

Michael G. Hubbard received a sentence of 96 years for his crimes.

However, because he was convicted under State ethics laws, Judge Jacob Walker, III, with advice from the State’s prosecution, gave him a split sentence of 4 years behind bars, with no “good time” or chance of parole, and 16 years probation.

There has been a cry of outrage over what is perceived as a light sentence for such a corrupt politician. But, this is actually a harsh sentence and a reasonable measure due to overcrowding in our State prison system. The State’s prosecution had recommended 5 years in prison and 12 years probation; very close to what Hubbard received.
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Zeigler Comments On Powerball Rigging Scandal

December 28, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, December 24, Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) said, that the growing lottery rigging scandal shows that government cannot run things right, and that states that participated in the Powerball lottery could be facing a class action suit.

Auditor Zeigler said, “The government cannot run things right, especially when dealing with millions of other peoples’ dollars. These national lotteries that most states joined have been rigged (Powerball, etc.). They quietly fired their 28-year executive director in October, and the press just now found out. A major investigation is quietly proceeding.”
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