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Supreme Court Rules Against Indicted Lawmaker: Moore Trial to Go Forward

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

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MONTGOMERY—Today, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled with the prosecution in the case against indicted lawmaker, Rep. Barry Moore, R-Enterprise. The high court held that the Lee County Grand Jury was properly impaneled and that Special Attorney General W. Van Davis and Matt Hart were legally appointed by the State’s Attorney General’s Office to oversee the investigation into Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard and others. Judge Greg Shaw recused but all other judges agreed to deny.

Moore was indicted on two counts of perjury and two counts of making false statements, all of which are felony crimes.

According to the six page indictment.

Moore “knowingly make a materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation, in his answer” to the Lee county special grand jury in the two lines of questioning.

Moore’s indictment stems from phone conversations between Moore and his GOP primary opponent, Joshua Pipkin, (which were recorded by Pipkin). In the tapes Moore states that Speaker Hubbard would kill an incentive program for Enterprise unless Pipkin dropped out of the June election. Moore also said that the Speaker would bring down “holy hell” if Pipkin remained in the race. Pipkin did not bend to the threats but still lost the election to the indicted lawmaker.

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Moore’s trial is scheduled for September 15 in the Lee Count Circuit Court.

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Bill Britt is editor-in-chief at the Alabama Political Reporter and host of The Voice of Alabama Politics. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter.

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