Testimony set to resume Tuesday in Mike Hubbard ethics trial

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Attorney Lance Bell and Mike Hubbard talk before the start of the second day of trial [Photo Credit: AP, Pool | Todd Van Emst]

Testimony is set to resume in the ethics trial of Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard after the long holiday weekend.

Prosecutors have indicated that on Tuesday they will call a number of influential lobbyists and company owners as witnesses. Prosecutors say Hubbard asked them to either make investments in his printing company or to help him find business clients.

Hubbard is accused of using his position as GOP chairman and House speaker to generate $2.3 million in work and investments for his companies. Defense lawyers argue the transactions were legal and involved legitimate work.

Business Council of Alabama President Billy Canary, the daughter of former Gov. Bob Riley and others are expected to testify.

The trial is expected to last three weeks

Republished with permission of The Associated Press

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