By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter
MONTGOMERY—Deputy Attorney General, Henry T. (Sonny) Reagan, was placed on administrative leave after the Lee County Grand Jury found that he had been leaking information to suspects under investigation.
Upon being informed by Acting AG, W. Van Davis, State’s Attorney General Luther Strange took immediate action to remove Reagan.
Speaker Mike Hubbard’s criminal defense attorney J. Mark White has been spinning the revelation of Reagan’s complaint against Special Prosecutor Matt Hart, as evidence that there was a political prosecution of his client. White is now faced with the cold-hard-facts, that Reagan has most likely committed criminal actions to help Hubbard thwart justice from with inside the AG’s Office.
A statement from Davis below.
STATEMENT FROM ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL W. VAN DAVIS REGARDING SONNY REAGAN
(MONTGOMERY)— “In January 2013, Attorney General Luther Strange directed me to act as the Attorney General in a matter involving potential public corruption in Alabama. During the investigation, we determined that a member of Attorney General Strange’s staff, Deputy Attorney General Henry T. (“Sonny”) Reagan, for a period of months, had undisclosed communications with individuals affiliated with people indicted or under investigation by the Lee County Special Grand Jury. Reagan also took other action to impede or obstruct the investigation.”
“On September 17, 2014, in accordance with court orders and pursuant to my duties as Acting Attorney General, I informed Attorney General Strange of Mr. Reagan’s activities. On September 18, 2014, I received a letter from Attorney General Strange informing me that he had taken immediate action to place Mr. Reagan on administrative leave pending resolution of these matters. I appreciate Attorney General Strange giving the matter top priority for support from his Office. I have every confidence in the professionalism and integrity of the work being conducted by the members of the Attorney General’s staff assigned to me.”
No additional comment will be available at this time.