Verdict reached in Mike Hubbard trial

The verdict is in for Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard.

After seven hours of deliberations a jury has returned a verdict of guilty on 12 of the 23 ethics charges accusing Hubbard of using political positions as House Speaker and Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party to make money and solicit financial favors from lobbyists and company owners.

Hubbard's defense painted a picture for the jury that the transactions were legal and within the bounds of the ethics laws.

Sentencing is set for July 28.

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