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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State Seeks Restitution From Disgraced Speaker Hubbard

August 8, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—In a Supplemental Brief in support of a sentencing recommendation filed Friday, the State is asking that disgraced former Speaker Mike Hubbard be ordered to pay, $1,125,000.00 in restitution for his criminal acts.

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In July, Hubbard was convicted on 12 felony counts of public corruption, sentenced to four years hard time and sixteen years probation. The State had asked trial Judge Jacob Walker, III, to order restitution for Hubbard’s acts. However, Judge Walker said he couldn’t find statutory grounds for the State’s request, but allowed the State time to present additional case law.
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State Seeks to Keep False Arguments Out of Hubbard Trial

April 28, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—The State has filed a Supplemental Brief in support of its motions in limine in the felony public corruption trial of Speaker Mike Hubbard.

According to the Criminal Law Bulletin, Volume 46, Number 2. “Most commonly, motions in limine are used to strike at objectionable evidence that may be highly prejudicial. If the opponent waits until trial, and the evidence comes out of a witness’s mouth before the court can rule on an objection, a limiting or curative instruction may be insufficient to undo the damage.”
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