By Susan Britt
Alabama Political Reporter
OPELIKA—On Wednesday, Judge Jacob Walker, III, issued an order setting the case against Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard to go to trial in May.
Walker said that before Hubbard’s case, there are four cases to be tried in front of the May 9 jury. He cautioned that those cases could be resolved during the first week. He informed the parties that the trial could begin as soon as May 16, but ordered them to be prepared for trial on May 9, should the other cases not make it to trial.
In the order, Walker also set a new date for the pre-trial to April 15 at 10:00 am. Both cases will be held in Courtroom III of the Lee County Justice Center.
Hubbard has been indicted by a Lee County Special Grand Jury on 23 counts of using his office as Speaker for personal gain. He was arrested and charged in October 2014.