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Mike Hubbard Indicted on 23 Counts
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Alabama House speaker Mike Hubbard was indicted Monday, October 20 on 23-counts including using his office for personal gain and soliciting things of value. According to the indictment, Hubbard solicited favors from some of Alabama's rich and powerful, including former governor Bob Riley, Great Southern Wood CEO Jimmy Rane, and former Sterne Agee CEO James Holbrook. Hubbard has been under investigation since 2013. He denies wrongdoing and says the investigation is politically motivated. The indictment does not remove him from office or his position as speaker. Earlier in 2014, two other lawmakers including Wiregrass representative Barry Moore were also charged in the investigation. Moore has pleaded not guilty. He is scheduled for trial beginning October 27th.

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