Republican Leader Faces 20 Years In Jail As He’s Indicted On 23 Felony Corruption Charges

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Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard was indicted by a grand jury on 23 separate felony corruption charges Monday. The Republican leader was booked on the charges Monday afternoon and his trial is scheduled to start October 27th. Hubbard is accused of using his office for personal gain and soliciting money and other valuables from others. The investigation into Hubbard has also led to two other Republicans being charged with crimes. State Rep. Greg Wren has already pleaded guilty a misdemeanor charge and has resigned from office. State Rep. Barry Moore has been charged with perjury and diving a false statement.

Per AL.com, Hubbard faces the following charges and either obtained favors or solicited from many noteworthy businessmen and former politicians in Alabama.

Four counts of using of his office as Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party for personal gain; One count of voting for legislation with a conflict of interest; Eleven counts of soliciting or receiving a thing of value from a lobbyist or principal; Two counts of using his office as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives for personal gain; Four Counts of lobbying an executive department or agency for a fee; One count of using state equipment, materials, etc. for private gain.

According to the indictment, Hubbard solicited favors from some of Alabama’s rich and powerful. They include former Alabama Governor Bob Riley, Business Council of Alabama CEO Billy Canary, Hoar Construction CEO Rob Burton, Great Southern Wood CEO Jimmy Rane, former Sterne Agee CEO James Holbrook, lobbyist Minda Riley Campbell, Harbert Management Corp. vice president Will Brooke and political operative Dax Swatek.

As one would expect, Hubbard denies any wrongdoing and claims that this is all a political stunt. He has a press conference planned for Tuesday to address the charges. However, after leaving Lee County Jail after booking, he posted a video to his Facebook page blaming Democrats and political opponents for the “political witch hunt.”

 

 

In a moment of pure chutzpah, Hubbard also attended a campaign forum in Auburn where he debated issues with other lawmakers. He posted a photo from the event on his Facebook page.

 

Below is the full indictment handed down by the grand jury:

Mike Hubbard Indictment

 

These charges make former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s corruption, for which he was found guilty on multiple counts, seem almost quaint. At least with McDonnell, he and his wife were the recipients of gifts and cash from one single person looking for favors. In Hubbard’s case, he had his hand out to multiple people, letting them all know his office and position were for sale. Now, Hubbard is looking at a possible prison sentence of 20 years and fines that could total over $600,000.

10 Replies to “Republican Leader Faces 20 Years In Jail As He’s Indicted On 23 Felony Corruption Charges”

  1. This should happen every day to the Republicans/Conservatives/TeaPottiers until this nation is cleansed of the filth that shames us all and dooms us to a future of servitude to an oligarchy.

  2. Today’s GOP is a rogue gang. They all jumped through Norquist’s hoop–the smart ones didn’t that’s why their intellect has fallen through the bottom. Number one rule of the gang is not to mention the gang, second is to always vote with the gang.

  3. Make sure you clean out ALL of his bank accounts, and take his lapel pin away also. He should get at least one year for each conviction charge. Do they have double beds in the prison? Stick his wife in there also since she is complicit in his actions.

  4. Yeah, What a Surprise.

    Another Rethuglycant indicted for Corruption.

    I can understand Criminals stealing. That’s what Criminals Do.

    Can ANYONE Explain why the Voters continue
    to elect these Criminals to Public office?

  5. Repubican’ts love to vote for their own..crooks,scammers & liars. Tricky Rick Scott scammed the gov’t and then got a job w/the govt.

  6. Couldn’t have happened to a most greedy guy….20 years!
    And I will also say: Not all corrupt, crooked politicians are in the Republican Party, but all corrupt crooked Politicians dwell there. Feeling comfortable, with a wink-wink, here and a wink-wink there…Until they get caught. Then as this one said: Ohh, the Democrats are on a withch hunt….I am innocent, blah, blah, blah. Hey fool, nobody is innocent who gets indicted on 23 corruption CHARGES!

  7. Something is rotten in Arkansas and it aint that catfish you left out.

    Tom Cotton’s October Surprise. This Is A Real Time Bomb!

    Here’s a breaking news story from today’s New York Times that shows what appears to be some impropriety on behalf of Arkansas Republican senate candidate and current U.S. Congressman Tom Cotton.

    Tom Cotton paid $323,000.00 to a group that may not exist.
    http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2014/10/21/?entry=2965&_php=true&_type=blogs&smid=nytpolitics&_r=0

    But here’s the catch: It’s not clear that such an entity actually exists. It has no presence on the Internet, it appears that no other campaign is paying it this year, and it has no office at the Washington address listed on the articles of organization filed with the city last year.

  8. A republican in a republican state is charging political stunt? An entire grand jury is after him?

    Smell the paranoia?

  9. I visited the AL.com site when this story broke on Monday and was surprised to discover that the usual GOPTP defenders were nowhere in sight. I guess they were too stunned to post comments or were huddled in “private rooms,” trying to figure out a way to respond to Hubbard’s indictment. Some AL elites are tied to this mess. I hope they decide to save themselves by testifying against Hubbard. AL.com stated that it was Hubbard, along with members of this group, that planned and implemented the GOPTP takeover of AL’s government. It’s too bad that Hubbard forgot to use his political position to benefit AL’s citizens rather than himself. I’m following this indictment to its end. I’m hoping Hubbard is convicted and spends years in prison. As for him calling his indictment a political witch hunt, the “villagers” after his hide must be other GOPTPers because they control almost every political office in the state!

  10. I finally figured it out. You have to be an immoral, gutless, thieving coward to be a member of the teahadist party.

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