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Mike Hubbard found guilty on 12 of 23 counts in ethics trial

Mugshot of former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard. (Source: Lee Co. Sheriff's Office) Mugshot of former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard. (Source: Lee Co. Sheriff's Office)
Mike Hubbard stands and awaits directions from Lee County deputies on Friday, June 10, 2016  in Opelika, Ala. (Source: Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News/Pool) Mike Hubbard stands and awaits directions from Lee County deputies on Friday, June 10, 2016 in Opelika, Ala. (Source: Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News/Pool)
Mike Hubbard enters the courtroom for the last day of closing arguments in the Alabama Speaker Mike Hubbard Trial on Friday, June 10, 2016 in Opelika, Ala. (Source: Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News/Pool) Mike Hubbard enters the courtroom for the last day of closing arguments in the Alabama Speaker Mike Hubbard Trial on Friday, June 10, 2016 in Opelika, Ala. (Source: Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News/Pool)
OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) -

Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard has been found guilty of 12 out of 23 counts. 

The attorneys on both sides completed their closing arguments Friday afternoon. 

His sentencing will be held Friday, July 8 at 10 a.m. CST. 

Hubbard's bond has been set at $20,000 for the first five counts, $10,000 for the next five counts, and $5,000 for the remaining two counts. 

The judge charged the jury, and at 1:52 p.m. the jury took the case to deliberations.

Below is a breakdown of the verdict: 

NOT GUILTY 
using of his office as Chairman of the AL Republican Party for personal gain
NOT GUILTY 
using of his office as Chairman of the AL Republican Party for personal gain
NOT GUILTY 
using of his office as Chairman of the AL Republican Party for personal gain
NOT GUILTY 
using of his office as Chairman of the AL Republican Party for personal gain
GUILTY
voting for legislation with a conflict of interest
GUILTY
soliciting or receiving a thing of value from a lobbyist or principal
NOT GUILTY 
soliciting or receiving a thing of value from a lobbyist or principal
NOT GUILTY 
soliciting or receiving a thing of value from a lobbyist or principal
NOT GUILTY 
soliciting or receiving a thing of value from a lobbyist or principal
GUILTY 
soliciting or receiving a thing of value from a lobbyist or principal
GUILTY 
soliciting or receiving a thing of value from a lobbyist or principal
GUILTY 
soliciting or receiving a thing of value from a lobbyist or principal
GUILTY 
soliciting or receiving a thing of value from a lobbyist or principal
GUILTY 
soliciting or receiving a thing of value from a lobbyist or principal
NOT GUILTY 
soliciting or receiving a thing of value from a lobbyist or principal
GUILTY 
soliciting or receiving a thing of value from a lobbyist or principal
GUILTY 
using his office as a member of the AL House of Representatives for personal gain
GUILTY 
using his office as a member of the AL House of Representatives for personal gain
GUILTY 
lobbying an executive department or agency for a fee
NOT GUILTY 
lobbying an executive department or agency for a fee
NOT GUILTY 
lobbying an executive department or agency for a fee
NOT GUILTY 
lobbying an executive department or agency for a fee
GUILTY 
using state equipment, materials, etc. for private gain. 


Attorney General Luther Strange issued the following comment regarding guilty verdicts returned tonight against Mike Hubbard:

“This is a good day for the rule of law in our state. This kind of result would never have been achieved had our office not put together the finest public corruption unit in the country. I'm very proud of their work. This should send a clear message that in Alabama we hold public officials accountable for their actions.”

In accordance with House Rule 60 and the applicable laws of Alabama, Speaker Pro Tem Victor Gaston (R - Mobile) will serve as Acting Speaker of the House as a result of the verdicts in the Mike Hubbard trial. Gaston will continue to fulfill the duties and administrative functions of the Speaker of the House for the foreseeable future and released the following statement: 

"The Alabama House is not defined by the actions of any one member, it is defined by the motto that appears on the wall of our Chamber, “Vox Populi,” which means “Voice of the People.”  This incident, no matter how regrettable, offers strong proof that the ethics reforms passed by the Legislature in 2010 remain among the toughest in the nation.  I know that every House member, regardless of party, will keep Mike Hubbard and his family in our prayers as he begins this next, most difficult chapter in his life."

This is a developing story. Stay tuned for more details. 

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