"Mike Hubbard committed crimes with the solitary intention of illegally enriching himself."
The trial court judge ordered his 48-month sentence reduced to 28 months.
Rep. Jeremy Gray, D-Opelika, wants the AG’s office or DOJ to examine all of the DA's previous cases for similar issues.
The arrest was based on a complaint filed by Attorney General Steve Marshall’s office, charging him with first-degree perjury.
The attorney general's office said Hughes was indicted by a Lee County grand jury on ethics, theft and perjury charges.
The plea deal came shortly before Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Stephen C. Wallace was to hear arguments on selective and vindictive prosecution.
Upshaw was charged with two crimes connected to taking more than $85,000 from several accounts that belong to the sheriff’s office.
“Hubbard is not being punished for his reversed convictions. He is being punished for the crimes of which he remains convicted,” Marshall wrote to the court.
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One week after he began serving his prison sentence, the attorney for former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard has asked the court to reconsider his four-year...