Governor, lawmakers to testify at Hubbard trial

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Some of the most prominent names in Alabama government will be testifying at House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s ethics trial.

Court records filed Tuesday show that subpoenas have been issued to Gov. Robert Bentley, former Gov. Bob Riley, Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh and multiple state legislators and lobbyists.

The prominent witness list was expected. Hubbard faces 23 ethics charges that he used his public position to benefit his businesses through lobbying, soliciting investments and clients and other actions.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin May 16.

Circuit Judge Jacob Walker has said he will delay the trial only if appeals of pretrial rulings are pending. Hubbard has filed a petition with the Court of Criminal Appeals, but it was filed under seal.

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