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:
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.