State opposes Mike Hubbard’s request for new trial

Mike Hubbard trial
Mike Hubbard looks at family and friends sitting in the courtroom as deputies wait to take Hubbard into custody on Friday, June 10, 2016. [Photo Credit: AP, Pool | Todd Van Emst]

State prosecutors are opposing former House Speaker Mike Hubbard‘s request for a new trial.

Prosecutors in the court filing said that Hubbard’s ethics conviction is supported by evidence and the law. They say Hubbard also failed to produce evidence of juror misconduct.

A jury on June 10 convicted Hubbard on 12 felony ethics charges. A judge sentenced Hubbard to four years in prison.

The former House speaker has asked a judge for a new trial or a summary judgment of acquittal.

Hubbard said prosecutors stretched the meaning of the ethics law in obtaining the conviction, and that some jurors demonstrated bias against the influential Republican.

Lawyers with the attorney general’s office said Hubbard’s claims are baseless.


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