The Alabama Supreme Court upheld six ethics convictions against former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard — who was also Auburn’s state house representative — on Friday.
The court reversed convictions on five other charges.
The ruling comes after Hubbard, 58, was convicted of 12 felony ethics charges in 2016 by a Lee County jury.
Lee County Circuit Judge Jacob Walker had previously sentenced Hubbard — who has remained free on bond during the appeal process —to four years in prison.
In August 2018, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals upheld 11 of the 12 felony ethics convictions.
Hubbard held what many consider to be one of the most powerful political positions in the state.
Hubbard has denied wrongdoing since his indictment.
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Prosecutors said Hubbard used his office for personal gain in the form of jobs and investments into his businesses from lobbyists and those who employ them.
“Today’s ruling from the Alabama Supreme Court is the culmination of four years of deliberation, and I support and accept their findings,” said Gov. Kay Ivey. "As an elected official, our first priority is to be above reproach and avoid even the appearance of misconduct and abuse of office."
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