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Mike Hubbard, Alabama House Speaker, Arrested for Felony Ethics Crimes

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Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard. (Frank Couch/AL.com/Landov)

By    |   Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 03:46 PM

Mike Hubbard, Alabama House Speaker, was arrested this week after an indictment charged him with a list of felony ethics crimes.

Hubbard was indicted by a grand jury on 23 charges accusing him of misusing his speaker's office and his previous post as chairman of the Alabama Republican Party for personal gain, The Associated Press reported. Acting Attorney General Van Davis announced the indictment Monday.

Hubbard says the charges, weeks before the November vote in which he's favored for re-election, constitute "a political witch hunt."

If convicted, Hubbard faces from two to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $300,000 on each count.

The charges are latest corruption allegations against Alabama politicians to make headlines.

The 52-year-old Republican led the GOP's takeover of the Legislature in 2010, ending 136 years of Democratic control.

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