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Unmasking the Jackals: Inside the AG Conspiracy


By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

We now know for certain, the name of one of the individuals working to aid Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard and others evade justice. His Name is Henry T. “Sonny” Reagan, and he is just one of many ruthless politicos lurking in the shadows seeking to thwart justice on behalf of an elite pack of jackals.

According to W. Van Davis, the man overseeing the investigation of Hubbard, “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.”

Reagan has been unmasked as a traitor to his profession, his office and the people of Alabama.

Last week, Hubbard’s criminal defense attorney J. Mark White tried to insulate his client from the Reagan scandal by saying, “…there has been no communication between the two men [Hubbard and Reagan] in person, by phone, letter, email, carrier pigeon, or smoke signal. For anyone to suggest otherwise would warrant a diagnosis of ‘factual deficit disorder.’”

White is juggling like a circus clown attempting to distract everyone away from the main attraction in the center ring. Reagan’s actions are linked to his relationship with former Gov. Bob Riley, not Hubbard. The Reagan affair cuts to the heart of the matter: it is the Riley Machine at work to save itself.

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This is family business for this pack of jackals.

The former governor’s son is Reagan’s attorney, which clearly shows a bright-line connection to the Riley Machine. And if the Reagan/Riley connection is not bright enough, the fact that Rob Riley has been Hubbard’s attorney of record since the late 90’s should start to illuminate the truth.

So it is that Reagan, owes his career to Gov. Riley.

Hubbard is Riley’s second son and Rob represents them all.

This dark alliance should come as no surprise, but the fact that Rob Riley is the shadow attorney for Hubbard and Reagan, is definitely an unholy Communion.

Riley is the man most responsible for Reagan’s career and his steady rise to power.

Reagan served as Riley’s Chief Legal Advisor during the crusade against electronic bingo in the State. Riley recruited Reagan to be point-man on litigation against Milton McGregor and VictoryLand Casino. After Riley left office, Reagan returned to the Attorney General’s Office where he has served as the chief prosecutor in gaming cases. He has been the leading agent against all gaming in the State including the Poarch Creek Indian operations.

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Just a few weeks ago, Reagan appeared in a Montgomery courtroom to once again prosecute McGregor and VictoryLand, all the while serving as a Judas inside the very office he was representing. This man who swore an oath to up hold the laws of our State, appeared in court to prosecute others while he himself may have broken State laws in a most heinous way.

When faced with his treasonous actions before the Lee County Grand Jury, Reagan sought to use the law to seal his deeds. But, Lee County Circuit Court Judge Hughes saw through that charade and compelled him to testify. Reagan appealed to the Supreme Court, but they referred the matter to the Criminal Court of Appeals. They denied his request, as well.

In an extraordinary move, the Criminal Court of Appeals decreed that Attorney General Luther Strange—who has recused himself from the Lee County investigation—be permitted to see records of the Grand Jury proceeding that involved Reagan’s actions. Immediately upon seeing the evidence against Reagan, the Attorney General placed him on leave pending an administrative hearing.  For this, Strange should be commended and not ridiculed, as some have chosen to do.

The revelation of Reagan’s betrayal to aid those who may have committed egregious crimes strikes at the very foundation of moral law within the State.

Reagan has once again appealed to the Supreme Court to hide his crimes. This proves conclusively that this man is without conscience. To think that a court led by Chief Justice Roy Moore would cover over such acts, is to believe that the whole system is as corrupt as Reagan.

Like jackals, these opportunistic predators seek to ravage all that is good in our State, filling their bellies at a feast of greed and corruption. The whole affair reeks of madness, the kind of madness that stems from a conscience seared with a hot iron, void of principle, avaricious and demented by power.

This must end with the indictment and conviction of Hubbard and the whole Riley Machine, or the State will be damned by men like Reagan.

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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.



The was a hearing without notice, a motion without opposition and redactions that could leave the public in the dark.

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The public deserves to know the names of those who aided Hubbard and those who resisted his entreaties.

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No matter the costs. No matter the friendships lost. No matter the ethical lines crossed. Mike Hubbard will protect Mike Hubbard.


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