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Alabama court denies rehearing request for ex house speaker

Sep. 28, 2018 4:56 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday said it will not reverse its decision upholding the ethics conviction of former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard. The court without comment denied Hubbard's request for a rehearing of its decision upholding 11 of the 12 convictions....

Alabama corruption case: Ex-lawmaker sentenced to 33 months

Sep. 27, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge handed down a 33-month prison sentence Thursday to a former Alabama lawmaker who acknowledged taking bribes to help fight environmental cleanup efforts in his state's biggest city. Local news outlets report a federal judge sentenced former state Rep. Oliver Robinson...

Court upholds ex-Alabama House speaker's ethics convictions

Aug. 27, 2018 9:15 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An appellate court on Monday upheld the ethics conviction of former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard, whose rising political career came to a crashing halt in 2016 when he was found guilty of using his office to benefit his businesses. The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals...

Court upholds ex-Alabama House speaker's ethics convictions

Aug. 27, 2018 7:17 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An appellate court has upheld most of the convictions against former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard for ethics violations, including using his public office to drum up clients and investments for his businesses. The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed 11 of the 12 counts...

Lethal injection or gas? Alabama's death row gets to choose

Aug. 25, 2018 1:35 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Some say inhaling nitrogen gas would be like dying on a plane that depressurizes in flight, swiftly killing all aboard. Now more than a quarter of Alabama's death row inmates have signed statements saying they would prefer that gas over lethal injection or the electric chair when...