House speaker returns to witness stand in ethics trial

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) – Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard is returning to the witness stand for the third day in his ethics trial.

A state prosecutor will resume his cross-examination of the Republican speaker Thursday morning. Prosecutor Matt Hart on Wednesday quizzed Hubbard on $2.3 million in contracts, party campaign business and investments his companies received. He also questioned Hubbard about email he sent former Gov. Bob Riley, who is now a lobbyist, seeking employment help.

Hubbard faces 23 felony ethics charges accusing him of using his political positions as speaker and party chairman to make money and solicit jobs and financial favors from lobbyists. Hubbard has maintained his innocence and said he took precautions to obey the state ethics law.

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6/9/2016 6:21:53 AM (GMT -4:00)

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