Mike Hubbard trying to overturn ethics conviction, judge to hear request

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A judge has yet again agreed to consider a request for a new trial for convicted former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard, among other motions.

Lee County Circuit Judge Jacob Walker will hold a hearing Friday to consider motions filed by the defense post-conviction.

Hubbard’s attorneys filed the request last month asking a judge to reverse the conviction, or allow a new trial, contending Hubbard did not receive a fair and impartial trial.

On June 10, Hubbard was convicted on 12 of 23 counts of corruption, which automatically removed the powerful Republican from both the Legislature and the speaker’s office, ending the upward trajectory of the one-time GOP star whose career previously appeared to have no limits. On July 8, he was sentenced to a total of four years in prison, eight years on probation and ordered to pay a $210,000 fine.

Hubbard is currently out on bond.

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