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Hubbard Charges: Guilty and Not Guilty

Susan Britt

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By Susan Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

OPELIKA—Below we have grouped the counts for which the Lee County jury returned guilty and not guilty charges against Michael G. Hubbard. The jury was unanimous in all counts.

Each of these counts, according to Section 36-25-27 of the Code of Alabama 1975, constitutes a Class B felony with a punishment of no less than two years but no more than 20. The counts also come with a fine of no more than $30,000.

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Counts for guilty:

COUNT 5—GUILTY
Hubbard is charged as Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives: “did intentionally vote for legislation to wit: Senate Bill 143 of the 2013 Regular Legislative Session, and he knew or should have known that he had a conflict of interest.”
SB143 was the bill in which Hubbard attempted to add 23 words making American Pharmacy Cooperative Inc. (APCI), the sole eligible provider for pharmacy benefits management in Alabama.

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COUNT 6—GUILTY
Hubbard is charged as Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives: soliciting or receiving a “thing of value” from APCI to Auburn Network.

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COUNT 10—GUILTY
Hubbard is charged as the Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives for receiving from a lobbyist, subordinate of a lobbyist, or principal of Edgenuity, inc. and/or E2020 (a data provider specializing in online education software in Wetumpka) to Auburn Network.

COUNT 11—GUILTY
Hubbard was charged with using his office for personal gain in receiving money from Robert Abrams, DBA, CV Holdings, LLC., to Auburn Network, in violation of Section 36-25-5(a) of the Code of Alabama (1975), against the peace and dignity of the State of Alabama.

COUNT 12—GUILTY
Hubbard was charged with intentionally, for a fee, reward, or other compensation, “represent a person, firm, corporation, or other business entity, to wit,” Robert Abrams, DBA, CV Holdings, LLC., before an executive department or agency, The Alabama Department of Commerce, in violation of Section 36-25-1.1 of the Code of Alabama (1975), against the peace and dignity of the State of Alabama.

COUNT 13—GUILTY
Hubbard is charged as the Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives as representing a person, firm, corporation, or other business entity, Robert Abrams d/b/a CV Holdings, LLC before an executive department or agency, The Governor for the State of Alabama.

COUNT 14—GUILTY
Hubbard is charged as the Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives as using equipment, facilities, time, materials, human labor, or other public property under his discretion or control, to wit: a State computer, a State email account, or the human labor and/or the time of himself and another State employee for the private benefit or business benefit of the public official from Robert Abrams d/b/a CV Holdings, LLC to Auburn Network.

COUNT 16—GUILTY
Hubbard was charged with intentionally soliciting, of receiving a $150,000.00 investment in Craftmaster Printer, from Will Brooke, Board Member of the Business Council of Alabama (BCA), violation of Section 36-25- 5.1(a) of the Code of Alabama (1975), against the peace and dignity of the State of Alabama.

COUNT 17—GUILTY
Hubbard was charged with intentionally soliciting, of receiving a $150,000.00 investment in Craftmaster Printer, from James Holbrook and/or Sterne Agee Group, Inc., in violation of Section 36-25-5.1(a) of the Code of Alabama, against the peace and dignity of the State of Alabama.

COUNT 18—GUILTY
Hubbard was charged with intentionally soliciting, of receiving a $150,000.00 investment in Craftmaster Printer, from Jimmy Rane, President of Great Southern Wood, in violation of Section 36-25-5.1(a) of the Code of Alabama (1975), against the peace and dignity of the State of Alabama.

COUNT 19—GUILTY
Hubbard was charged with intentionally soliciting, of receiving a $150,000.00 investment in Craftmaster Printer, from Robert Burton, President of Hoar Construction, m violation of Section 36-25-5.1(a) of the Code of Alabama (1975), against the peace and dignity of the State of Alabama.

COUNT 23—GUILTY
Hubbard was charged with intentionally soliciting, of receiving a thing of value by receiving assistance with obtaining new clients for Auburn Network and/or financial advice regarding Craftmaster Printers, from Will Brooke, Board Member of the Business Council of Alabama (“BCA”), in violation of Section 36-25-5.1(a) of the Code of Alabama (1975), against the peace and dignity of the State of Alabama.

Counts for not guilty:

COUNT 1—NOT GUILTY
Hubbard is charged as Chairman of the Republican Party: intentionally used his position or office for obtaining personal gain from the ALGOP by purchasing from Craftmaster Printers.

COUNT 2—NOT GUILTY
Hubbard is charged as Chairman of the Republican Party: intentionally used his position or office for obtaining personal gain from the ALGOP by purchasing from Auburn Network.

COUNT 3—NOT GUILTY
Hubbard is charged as Chairman of the Republican Party: intentionally used his position or office for obtaining personal gain from the ALGOP by purchasing from Majority Strategies, for himself or a business he with which he is associated, to wit: Craftmaster.

COUNT 4—NOT GUILTY
Hubbard is charged as Chairman of the Republican Party: intentionally used his position or office for obtaining personal gain through Tim Howe d/b/a The Howe Group, LLC and/or SRM Media and Advertising, LLC for himself or a business with which he is associated, to wit: Auburn Network.

COUNT 7—NOT GUILTY
Hubbard is charged as Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives of “such use and gain were not otherwise specifically authorized by law” from Southeast Alabama Gas District (SEAGD) to Auburn Network.

COUNT 15—NOT GUILTY
Hubbard was charged with: did materially solicit a thing of value, to wit: an investment in Craftmaster Printer, from a lobbyist, subordinate of a lobbyist, or principal, to wit: Dax Swatek, in violation of Section 36-25- 5.1(a) of the Code of Alabama (1975), against the peace and dignity of the State of Alabama.

COUNT 20—NOT GUILTY
Hubbard was charged with intentionally soliciting, of receiving a thing of value from Bob Riley, in violation of Section 36-25-5.1(a) of the Code of Alabama (1975), against the peace and dignity of the State of Alabama.

COUNT 21—NOT GUILTY
Hubbard was charged with intentionally soliciting, of receiving a thing of value, consulting assistance, from Minda Riley Campbell, in violation of Section 36-25-5.1(a) of the Code of Alabama (1975), against the peace and dignity of the State of Alabama.

COUNT 22—GUILTY
Hubbard was charged with intentionally soliciting, of receiving a thing of value from Billy Canary , in violation of Section 36-25-5.1(a) of the Code of Alabama (1975), against the peace and dignity of the State of Alabama.

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