Attorney General Steve Marshall released a statement today after the Alabama Supreme Court denied former House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s application for a rehearing, after his conviction on six counts of violating Alabama ethics law.
The court originally upheld the violations of ethics law on April 10, 2020. Since there will be no rehearing, a certificate of judgement has been issued to Hubbard, and he will be required to report to begin his prison sentence.
“According to Alabama criminal statutes, Mr. Hubbard’s State appeals now have been exhausted and all that remains is for him to report to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office to be processed and turned over to the Alabama Department of Corrections,” said Marshall in a press release. Mr. Hubbard can no longer avoid being held accountable for his flagrant violations of Alabama’s ethics law.”
Marshall said that the decision to not allow a rehearing was more than just a personal trial of Hubbard, but also a reflection of Alabama’s ethics laws.
“Hubbard campaigned in 2010 on the message that Alabama ‘sorely needed’ a stronger ethics law,” Marshall said. “Our ethics laws must be strengthened and protected in order to prevent a repeat of such cavalier violations in the future.”
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