Judge postpones hearing in Hubbard case
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A judge has rescheduled a hearing on indicted House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s request to dismiss ethics charges against him.
Circuit Judge Jacob Walker delayed the hearing until Feb. 16 because of a scheduling conflict.
Hubbard is alleging prosecutorial misconduct after a political consultant said he communicated often with the lead prosecutor and used the information to try to damage Hubbard politically.
Political consultant Baron Coleman wrote in an affidavit that began a “whisper campaign” during the primary election.
Coleman, in a statement, said he drew no conclusions on whether anything that transpired was illegal or unethical.
Walker gave prosecutors until Feb. 11 to file a response.
Hubbard is scheduled to go to trial in March 28 on ethics charges accusing him of using his public positions to benefit his companies.