Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lawmaker Mike Hubbard charged with of corruption

Me?? Bribes?? Never. 
Another day, another politician accused of using his position to line his own pockets.
This time, it's powerful Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard, who among other things stands accused of using his his position as the state's Republican Party to obtain money for his businesses, Craftmaster Printing and Network Creative Media.
The 56-year-old is also accused of voting for the 2014 General Fund Budget despite a conflict of interest, as well as soliciting and obtaining money from various companies and individuals.  
Acting Attorney General Van Davis announced the indictment Monday.
If convicted, Hubbard, who claims the charges are a result of a "political witch hunt," faces up to 20-years behind bars and a fine of up to $300,000 on each count.    

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