Defense rests case after AL speaker Mike Hubbard takes the stand - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

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Defense rests case after AL speaker Mike Hubbard takes the stand

(Source: Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News/Pool) (Source: Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News/Pool)

(WTVM) – The defense has rested their case after calling one witness to the stand, Alabama Speaker of the House and defendant Mike Hubbard.

The state called one rebuttal witness, Republican President Pro Tem  Del Marsh, and rested its case.

The jury has been excused for a break, as the attorneys take up motions for the court, defense asked the judge to dismiss chargers, but the request was denied.

Hubbard has been indicted on 23 felony charges including: 

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

If convicted, the speaker faces up to 20 years in prison for each count and a fine of up to $30,000 for each count. 

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