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Freeman Urges Rainy Day Patriots to Oppose Amendment Four

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, October 16, Ken Freeman spoke to the Rainy Day Patriots at Hoover Tactical Firearms about the five amendments on the Alabama ballot.  Freeman denounced Amendment Four and urged everyone to vote No on the controversial measure that would limit the legislature’s authority over education issues in the state and require a super majority to pass legislation affecting school boards.

Rainy Day Patriots Chair Ann Eubank said that she and others have been conducting talks about Common Core across the state and have been winning the debates that they have had with proponents of the controversial new Alabama College and Career Ready Standards that are based on the Common Core.

Steve Johnson said that Amendments to the Alabama Constitution are sometimes purposely written so you can’t understand exactly what they mean.  Johnson introduced Ken Freeman to the Fair Ballot Commission to explain the five amendments to the gathered members.

Johnson said that Ken Freeman is a cattle rancher and the Chairman of the Alliance for Citizens Rights.  He has spoken out against the United Nation’s Agenda 21 and has focused on repealing common core.

Ken Freeman said that he was born in Georgia, but his family has property in Guntersville.  Freeman said he moved to Alabama after he came back from Vietnam.

Freeman said that confusing or misleading amendments on the ballot have been an issue since 1973.  To address that the legislature passed the Informed Voter Act.  Freeman was an advocate of the bill.  It was sponsored by State Representative Steve McMillan.

Freeman said that the Informed Voter Act creates the Fair Ballot Commission.  The average Alabama voter has a reading level that is 8th or 9th grade.  The bill requires that amendment writers use common language that the people can understand

Freeman said there are five amendments on the ballot, but of the five Amendment Four is the worst.

Freeman said that the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Secretary of State, the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries, the Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives and the President Pro Tem of the Senate are all on the commission or their stand ins.  Each of these then appoint two persons to also serve on the Fair Ballot Commission, “Six lawyers appointed by politicians and six real people.”

Freeman is one of the six non-lawyers serving on the commission

Rainy Day Patriots Chair Ann Eubank said that people should pay close attention to Amendment Four

Freeman said, “This thing the more you look at it the uglier it gets.”  At the meeting on the Amendment four language the meeting was stacked with lobbyists from the school board.  Freeman said that Speaker Mike Hubbard’s (R) Chief of Staff Jimmy Entrekin insisted that they pass the wording of amendment four like it appears on the ballot.

Freeman said, “I did everything I could to try to cloud the language,” in amendment four so that the voters would vote it down.  “There are several things in this bill that are probably bad news”

Freeman said that the amendment as written would put school boards on same level as municipalities and Freeman feared that an activist judge could interpret the wording in such a way as to give school boards taxing authority.  As it is school boards have to go to city councils or county commissions and often the state legislature and a vote of the people to raise taxes.  Freeman feared that Amendment four could be an end around those constitutional protections.

“I believe it is working its way toward giving school boards taxing authority.”  Freeman warned that State School Superintendent Tommy Bice has talked about building 2000 new school rooms, but has been cryptic about how he would pay for it.  Freeman said that this is where he may be looking for the money.

Freeman said that Amendment Four prohibits the state legislature from passing anything that might be an unfunded mandate for a school board of over $50,000, unless a 2/3s vote of the State legislature votes to pass.  The bill speaks of it as an aggregate accumulation

Freeman said if Amendment Four passes, “The state legislature is giving up any pretense of controlling the school boards.”

Freeman said that Common Core is why this amendment passed the legislature, “Parents realize what it happening.”  There is a lot of pressure to undo Common Core.  If the people of Alabama vote yes for amendment four then it would take a two thirds vote to pass a new curriculum.  The legislature is tying their own hands.

Freeman warned that pro-Common Core school board member Mary Scott Hunter (R) and the people traveling with her are strongly in favor of Amendment Four.  Freeman said, “Since they want it so badly I want them not to get it.”

Freeman said that the legislature knows that there is going to be kick back against Common Core as parents learn more about it.  “There will be a big backlash.”

Freeman warned that the State legislature is giving up its power to the State school board.

Freeman accursed pro-Common Core corporate interests of stacking the school board.  They, “Go out and find someone who is attractive and photogenic who looks good on a poster and then they dump a $ half million into the (state school board) race.”

Freeman warned that Common Core is being pushed on the State by the Chamber of Commerce, Pierce, and Microsoft.  “AEA did not push for Common Core and did not push for this.”  The school boards are, “Owned lock, stock, and barrel by the Chamber of Commerce.”

The official ballot title of this measure appears as follows:[3]

Statewide Amendment 4

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to prohibit a general law, whose purpose or effect is to require a new or increased expenditure of at least $50,000 of local funds annually, from becoming effective with regard to a city or county board of education without enactment by a 2/3 vote. (Proposed by Act 2014-185)

Ballot summary

The full ballot summary reads as follows:[5]

"Amendment 4 would increase the requirement to a two-thirds vote (over 66 percent), rather than a simple majority (over 50 percent), of the Alabama Legislature in order to pass a law that would require local boards of education to cumulatively spend over $50,000 in local funds without providing the funds to pay for the increased expense. Separately, Amendment 4 would continue to provide that a majority vote would be required for unfunded mandates that address the compensation, benefits, or due process rights of any employee of a board of education.”

Freeman and all the Rainy Day Patriots members spoke in opposition to Amendment Four.

No one spoke in favor of the amendment.

The voters will decide on November 4.

Williams and Farley Skip Jeffco Delegation Meeting to Attend Mike Hubbard Pep Rally

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Members of the Jefferson County Legislative Delegation were in Birmingham meeting with State Health Officer Dr. Don Williamson on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. to discuss a wide variety of health issues facing the state, including Ebola readiness and the enterovirus threat.  The meeting was chaired by State Representative Pau DeMarco (R from Homewood).

Two legislators however had more pressing concerns.

According to witnesses at the event, both state Representatives Allen Farley (R from McCalla) and Jack Williams (R from Vestavia) were in Auburn at a pep rally to show their support for indicted Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Mike Hubbard (R from Auburn) rather than being briefed on efforts to reform Alabama’s troubled Medicaid system or how the state plans to deal with possible Ebola cases, during the flu season.

Everyone who is accused of a crime, even 23 crimes, is guaranteed their day in court and are presumed to be innocent until a jury of 12 of their peers says otherwise; but the Speaker of the House is the public face of the state legislature.  Everyone expects Mike Hubbard to defeat his outclassed Democratic opponent to retain his House seat.  Hubbard defense attorney, Mark White, said that Representative Hubbard will not resign his seat in the Alabama House of Representatives.

Nobody ever expected Mike Hubbard to give up his seat in the House; but his term as Speaker of the House expires in January.  No one REALLY expects that the people of Alabama are going to give control of the House of Representatives back to the troubled Alabama Democratic Party.  Democrats are not running a coordinated statewide campaign and are instead appealing to their local voters that they are better than their individual Republican opponent.

The next Speaker of the House will be a Republican, barring the most shocking political comeback by Alabama Democrats anyone has ever imagined.  What the House GOP Caucus has to decide is just who do they want as the most powerful member of the Alabama House of Representatives.  Four years ago Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) and members of the Jefferson County House delegation (with the exception of Jack Williams) supported Representative Paul DeMarco (R) for the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives.  If the House GOP Caucus had listened to the wise counsel of their own GOP Governor, who served with Mike in the House so knew how he operated, it is very likely that some of the mistakes of the last four years would not have occurred and we all would have been spared the spectacle of our State’s most prominent legislator being handcuffed like some petty hooligan.

Most modern Presidents put their business interests in a blind trust while they are in office.  If Mike Hubbard had shown that same level of discretion and wasn’t actively courting contracts for his half dozen businesses, while running the day to day business of the Alabama legislature, while raising money for a half a dozen political action committees (PACs); then the majority of the members of a secret grand jury from his home county, veteran state prosecutors, and investigative journalists would not today believe that he committed lapses in judgment that broke Alabama criminal laws.

Representative Jim Carns, a Republican member of the Jefferson County House Delegation has publicly announced that he is challenging Hubbard for the role of Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives in the next quadrennium. 

Speaker Hubbard has declared his innocence on all charges and has denounced the indictments as, ‘Politics at its worst.’  His trial is going to be the biggest court room spectacle since the gambling corruption case where three people went to prison for admitting they were trying to bribe members of the Alabama Senate; while all the indicted Senators themselves and VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor walked away on ‘Not Guilty’ verdicts.

There will likely be over 60 Republicans in the Alabama House of Representatives after this election.  Carns or any of the other 60 GOP legislators would be less of a spectacle serving as Speaker of the House during this highly public trial…….and the potential appeals (Hubbard’s attorneys are already challenging the legality of the whole grand jury process) that could drag this thing out well beyond a year.  Alabama’s legislators perhaps should think of the dignity of their offices and wait to see the evidence in this case (from both sides) before making a decision on whether or not Mike Hubbard deserves a second term as Speaker or before allowing themselves to be used as props in a political rally by an individual’s criminal defense lawyers.

Farley and Williams perhaps should have instead attended the previously scheduled meeting to deal with the state’s health issues.

Politically Active Developer Comes Out Strong for Joe Hubbard

 

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Not only is Rep. Joe Hubbard surging forward in the latest polls in the Attorney General’s race, he has also picked up a new powerhouse donor.

In Hubbard’s latest FPCA filings, he received a total of $761,215.00, in campaign contributions; the lion’s share coming from the Poarch Creek Indians (PCI). He has also received $250,000.00 from the politically active real estate developer republican Stan Pate.

Pate, a one time supporter of Gov. Bob Riley, broke with the governor over his "Amendment One" attempt to overhaul the State's taxation law, and his war on electronic bingo. Pate labeled the governor "Billion Dollar Bob” and even paid for a banner to be flown over the Rose Bowl during the 2010 BCS National Championship calling for Riley’s impeachment.

Current Attorney General Luther Strange has in many ways continued to execute Riley’s war on electric bingo by targeting the Poarch Creek and Milton McGregor’s VictoryLand. These activities by Strange have certainly motivated the PCI to invest large amounts of cash into the AG’s race. Strange, who is the republican, incumbent, should have the advantage; but recent polling suggests otherwise.

Incumbent Attorney General Luther Strange only received $60,085.00, in campaign contributions during the same period, with ALAPAC, being the single highest donor at, $10,000.00. However, many political action committees are supporting Strange, where Hubbard is relying on a few well-heeled donors, and a handful of individuals.

It is rumored that Billy Canary, Chairman of Business Council of Alabama, (BCA) has refused to offer Strange financial help because of the Lee County public corruption probe. It has been speculated that Canary, a close associate of Speaker Mike Hubbard, may himself face criminal indictment.

If Canary is purposely withholding support of Strange, this calls into question the BCA’s relationship with its most powerful supporters. If speculation about Canary’s involvement with Hubbard turns out to be factual, the BCA has bigger problems and some embarrassing questions to answer to its members, who may be tarred by a Canary fail.

Currently Strange has $659,947.46, on hand verses Hubbard’s $642,449.30.

For now, the tug of war between Joe Hubbard and Luther Strange seems to be an even match, although, indictments out of Lee County may turn to Strange’s advantage.

Armistead Hopes Hubbard is Not Convicted

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, October 21, the Alabama Political Reporter talked with Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead about the recent arrest of Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Mike Hubbard (R from Auburn).

Alabama has a general election every four years.  The state elects the bodies of both houses of the State legislature, the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Attorney General, the Secretary of State, seven members of Congress, the auditor, even one U.S. Senator and numerous other offices as well as five constitutional amendments in just two weeks.

Republicans have completely dominated State politics since 2010 when dissatisfaction with the policies of President Obama and with the Democratic majorities in Montgomery swept Republicans into power. To this point Republican candidates had appeared to be cruising to another crushing of their Democratic rivals in races across the State.  That GOP election domination was perhaps challenged on Monday when perhaps the most powerful Republican in the State, Speaker Mike Hubbard, was arrested on 23 indictment which were handed down by the Lee County Grand Jury on Friday, October 17.

Some of those indictments go all the way back to that 2010 election when then House Minority Leader Hubbard was the Alabama Republican Party Chairman.  Chairman Bill Armistead was elected Chairman following Mike Hubbard’s tenure.

The Alabama Political Reporter asked Armistead if we went ahead and assumed the absolute worst and that Mike did break laws, doesn’t that have nothing to do with any of the other GOP candidates running in two weeks and that people should still be voting GOP if they really believe in the ideas of small government, low taxes, constitutional government, and don’t trust the policies of Barack H. Obama?

Chairman Armistead agreed and said, “The people ought to be looking at the individual candidates that are on the ballot and not looking at one candidate who has been charged with possible wrongdoing,” when they go to the polls in two weeks.

APR asked: Some of the counts go back to when Mike Hubbard was Chairman of the Alabama GOP and you were a member of the steering committee.  You know and worked with Mike, do you believe that he intentionally used the party to make his companies money?

Chairman Armistead said that he was not going to get involved in that and will just let the legal process work.

APR asked: Some of those counts were first uncovered in a GOP audit which flagged them as irregularities.  Do you now regret doing the audit given that likely help lead to the investigative Grand Jury which indicted Mike (Hubbard)?

Chairman Armistead said that it has been his policy not to discuss the ALGOP audit with the press.

APR asked Armistead: What procedures has the party put in place to protect itself from repeating possible conflicts of interest like what is alleged to have occurred under Mike’s tenure as Chairman, in the future?

Chairman Armistead replied: “Two things: I have set up a financial oversight committee and set up a process of doing an audit every two years.  I pledged to perform an audit when I ran for Chairman.”

APR asked: Some Democrats jumped to Facebook and social media to proclaim that (Speaker) Hubbard is guilty and even some Democratic candidates released statements presupposing guilt.  On the other hand there were some Republicans who jumped out there to claim prosecutors had nothing, this is a political prosecution and that Mike is innocent.  Given that all any of us know is from a one page prosecution press release that says Mike has been arrested and lists 23 indictments with little detail, aren’t both sides getting ahead of the facts when even the defense hasn’t yet seen the evidence?

Chairman Armistead said, “Absolutely we have to wait until we see the evidence.”  Armistead said that it is very important in America that everyone be presumed innocent until they are proven guilty.

The popular ALGOP Chairman told APR, “I am hopeful that there are no convictions.”

Armistead said however if wrong doing has occurred then the legal process should play itself out.

In an official statement released just hours after Hubbard’s arrest Chairman Armistead said, “No one needs to rush to judgment. Right now, all we have is a list of charges. We don't have the Speaker's position on these matters and to speculate about them would be unfair to him and an exercise in futility, since we do not know whether any of these charges are true. Again, everybody in our system of justice who is accused of a crime is presumed innocent and must be proven guilty 'beyond a reasonable doubt' in order to be convicted.”

Chairman Armistead said, “It saddens me that this has happened. In addition to being Speaker of the Alabama House, Mike Hubbard is a human being and anytime something like this happens it is a human tragedy, regardless of the ultimate outcome. My family and I will be praying for Mike and his family. We hope for a swift and just outcome to these matters.”    

Following the spectacular GOP success of the 2010 election, former Alabama Republican Party Chairman Mike Hubbard (R from Auburn) stepped down from his Chairmanship to assume the responsibilities of Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives.

Bill Armistead was a former State Senator and a member of the ALGOP Steering Committee at the time.  He defeated State Representative Jay Love for the post in early 2011.  Armistead was re-elected by the Alabama Republican Party Executive Committee in early 2013 defeating then Shelby County Republican Party Chairman Matt Fridy.  Both Fridy and Love were publicly backed by Mike Hubbard.

The General Election will be Tuesday, November 3.

Hubbard Arrested, Charged with 23 Felony Counts

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

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MONTGOMERY—After a year's worth of investigation by the Special White Collar Crimes Unit of the State’s Attorney General’s Office and a two-year investigation by this publication, Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn, has been arrested and charged with 23 felony indictments.

Hubbard was allowed to turn himself in at the Lee County Courthouse around 4:00PM Monday evening.

Hubbard has been charged with using his office for personal gain, receiving cash and contracts from lobbyists and business associates, and receiving assistance with his business interests from high-profile individuals and companies, including former Gov. Bob Riley.

In what might be considered the ultimate irony, many of Hubbard’s indictments stem from the 2010 enactments of the Republican-sponsored Ethics Law. Under Section 36-25-5(a) "No public official or public employee shall use or cause to be used his or her official position or office to obtain personal gain for himself or herself, or family member of the public employee or family member of the public official, or any business with which the person is associated unless the use and gain are otherwise specifically authorized by law. Personal gain is achieved when the public official, public employee, or a family member thereof receives, obtains, exerts control over, or otherwise converts to personal use the object constituting such personal gain.”

If convicted on each count, Hubbard could face a minimum of 46 years in prison.

Many of Hubbard’s top associates and some of the State’s leading business figures are named as participating in Hubbard’s actions.

They include: former Gov. Bob Riley, his daughter, Minda Riley Champbell, BCA Chairman Billy Canary, Tim Howe, Will Brooke, Dax Swatek, Jimmy Rane, Rob Barton, Robert Abrams, James Holbrook as well as American Pharmacy Cooperative Inc. (APCI), the Southeast Alabama Gas District, (SEAGD) and Edgenuity, Inc. and/or E2020.

Each of these individuals and companies may very well be charged with the same crimes as Hubbard under Section 36-25-7(a) which states:

"No person shall offer or give to a public official or public employee or a member of the household of a public employee or a member of the household of the public official and none of the aforementioned shall solicit or receive anything for the purpose of corruptly influencing official action, regardless of whether or not the thing solicited or received is a thing of value."

It is believed that Hubbard’s indictments are just the beginning of the charges that will be brought against other lawmakers and individuals.

The first three counts are related to Hubbard’s time as Chairman of the Republican Party, where he is accused of funneling money from the party to the Florida-based Majority Strategies, and back to his business interest, Craftmaster Printers, Inc.

In Count 4, Hubbard is accused of using is office for personal gain by funneling money through Tim Howe d/b/a The Howe Group, LLC and/or SRM Media and back to his business interest, Auburn Network.

According to State law, the Chairman of the Republican Party is legally held to the same standards as any elected official.

In Counts 5 and 6, Hubbard is charged with using his office and voting to secure an “exclusive” contract for American Pharmacy Cooperative Inc. (APCI), which would have given the company the right to be the sole provider for pharmacy benefits management under the State’s Medicaid program.

Under Counts 8 and 9, Hubbard is charged for his lobbying efforts for the Southeast Alabama Gas District, (SEAGD).

In Count 10, Hubbard is accused of receiving a thing(s) of value from Edgenuity, inc. and/or E2020 to Auburn Network.

Charges under Counts 11, 12, 13 and 14, stem from Hubbard’s relationship with Robert Abrams d/b/a CV Holdings. In 2013, CV Holdings received a $78 million, investment from the Retirements Systems of Alabama, (RSA), to build a manufacturing facility for Si02, in Auburn. In Count 12, Hubbard represented Robert Abrams before the Alabama Department of Commerce. In Count 13 Hubbard represented Robert Abrams before the Governor.

Counts 15 through 19 allege, that Hubbard received illegal investments for his business interest Craftmaster Printers, Inc.

These Counts charge that Hubbard received investments from Will Brooke, Dax Swatek, Jimmy Rane, Jim Barton, James Holbrook, contrary to the ethics law.

Brooke is a Birmingham-based investment banker, Swatek is a lobbyist and a longtime ally of Hubbard’s. 

Barton, is the Chairman of Hoar Construction in Birmingham.

Rane, also known as the "Yella Fella," is President and Chairman of Great American Woods, and Holbrook is the former head of investment house, Sterns Agee.

James Holbrook is currently under Federal investigation.

In Count 20, Hubbard is accused of receiving help from former Gov. Bob Riley to obtain new clients for his business interest, Auburn Network.

In Count 21, Hubbard is charged with receiving “consulting assistance and support” from Riley’s daughter, Minda Riley Campbell, for his Auburn Network.

Count 22, accuses Hubbard of receiving “assistance with obtaining new clients for Auburn Network,” from Billy Canary, the head of the Business Council of Alabama, (BCA).

In the final Count, Hubbard is charged with receiving assistance with obtaining new clients for Auburn Network and/or financial advice regarding Craftmaster Printers, from Will Brooke, Board Member of the Business Council of Alabama.

COUNT 1

Hubbard is charged as Chairman of the Republican Party: intentionally used his position or office for obtaining personal gain from the ALGOP by purchasing from Craftmaster Printers. (See articles here and here.)

COUNT 2

Hubbard is charged as Chairman of the Republican Party: intentionally used his position or office for obtaining personal gain from the ALGOP by purchasing from Auburn Network.

COUNT 3

Hubbard is charged as Chairman of the Republican Party: intentionally used his position or office for obtaining personal gain from the ALGOP by purchasing from Majority Strategies, for himself or a business he with which he is associated, to wit: Craftmaster. (See articles here and here.)

COUNT 4

Hubbard is charged as Chairman of the Republican Party: intentionally used his position or office for obtaining personal gain through  Tim Howe d/b/a The Howe Group, LLC and/or SRM Media and Advertising, LLC for himself or a business with which he is associated, to wit: Auburn Network.

COUNT 5

Hubbard is charged as Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives: “did intentionally vote for legislation to wit: Senate Bill 143 of the 2013 Regular Legislative Session, and he knew or should have known that he had a conflict of interest.”

SB143 was the bill in which Hubbard attempted to add 23 words making American Pharmacy Cooperative Inc. (APCI), the sole eligible provider for pharmacy benefits management in Alabama. (See article here.)

COUNT 6

Hubbard is charged as Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives: soliciting or receiving a “thing of value” from APCI to Auburn Network.

COUNT 7

Hubbard is charged as Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives of “such use and gain were not otherwise specifically authorized by law” from Southeast Alabama Gas District (SEAGD) to Auburn Network. (See article here.)

COUNT 8

Hubbard is charged as the Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives as representing a person, firm, corporation, or other business entity, (SEAGD) before an Executive department or agency, The Alabama Department of Commerce.

COUNT 9

Hubbard is charged as the Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives as representing a person, firm, corporation, or other business entity, (SEAGD) before an Executive department or agency, The Governor for the State of Alabama.

COUNT 10

Hubbard is charged as the Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives for receiving from a lobbyist, subordinate of a lobbyist, or principal of Edgenuity, inc. and/or E2020 (a data provider specializing in online education software in Wetumpka) to Auburn Network.

COUNT 11

Hubbard was charged with using his office for personal gain in receiving money from Robert Abrams, DBA, CV Holdings, LLC., to Auburn Network, in violation of Section 36-25-5(a) of the Code of Alabama (1975), against the peace and dignity of the State of Alabama.

COUNT 12 

Hubbard was charged with intentionally, for a fee, reward, or other compensation, “represent a person, firm, corporation, or other business entity, to wit,” Robert Abrams, DBA, CV Holdings, LLC., before an executive department or agency, The Alabama Department of Commerce, in violation of Section 36-25-1.1 of the Code of Alabama (1975), against the peace and dignity of the State of Alabama. (See article here.)

COUNT 13 

Hubbard is charged as the Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives as representing a person, firm, corporation, or other business entity, Robert Abrams d/b/a CV Holdings, LLC before an executive department or agency, The Governor for the State of Alabama.

COUNT 14

Hubbard is charged as the Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives as using equipment, facilities, time, materials, human labor, or other public property under his discretion or control, to wit: a State computer, a State email account, or the human labor and/or the time of himself and another State employee for the private benefit or business benefit of the public official from Robert Abrams d/b/a CV Holdings, LLC to Auburn Network.

COUNT 15 

Hubbard was charged with: did materially solicit a thing of value, to wit: an investment in Craftmaster Printer, from a lobbyist, subordinate of a lobbyist, or principal, to wit: Dax Swatek, in violation of Section 36-25- 5.1(a) of the Code of Alabama (1975), against the peace and dignity of the State of Alabama. (See article here.)

COUNT 16

Hubbard was charged with intentionally soliciting, of receiving a  $150,000.00 investment in Craftmaster Printer, from Will Brooke, Board Member of the Business Council of Alabama (BCA), violation of Section 36-25- 5.1(a) of the Code of Alabama (1975), against the peace and dignity of the State of Alabama.

COUNT 17 

Hubbard was charged with intentionally soliciting, of receiving a  $150,000.00 investment hin Craftmaster Printer, from James Holbrook and/or Sterne Agee Group, Inc., in violation of Section 36-25-5.1(a) of the Code of Alabama, against the peace and dignity of the State of Alabama.

COUNT 18

Hubbard was charged with intentionally soliciting, of receiving a  $150,000.00 investment in Craftmaster Printer, from Jimmy Rane, President of Great Southern Wood, in violation of Section 36-25-5.1(a) of the Code of Alabama (1975), against the peace and dignity of the State of Alabama.

COUNT 19

Hubbard was charged with intentionally soliciting, of receiving a  $150,000.00 investment in Craftmaster Printer, from Robert Burton, President of Hoar Construction, m violation of Section 36-25-5.1(a) of the Code of Alabama (1975), against the peace and dignity of the State of Alabama.

COUNT 20 

Hubbard was charged with intentionally soliciting, of receiving a thing of value from Bob Riley, in violation of Section 36-25-5.1(a) of the Code of Alabama (1975), against the peace and dignity of the State of Alabama.

COUNT 21

Hubbard was charged with intentionally soliciting, of receiving a thing of value, consulting assistance, from Minda Riley Campbell, in violation of Section 36-25-5.1(a) of the Code of Alabama (1975), against the peace and dignity of the State of Alabama.

COUNT 22

Hubbard was charged with intentionally soliciting, of receiving a thing of value from Billy Canary , in violation of Section 36-25-5.1(a)  of the Code of Alabama (1975), against the peace and dignity of the State of Alabama.

COUNT 23

Hubbard was charged with intentionally soliciting, of receiving a thing of value by receiving assistance with obtaining new clients for Auburn Network and/or financial advice regarding Craftmaster Printers, from Will Brooke, Board Member of the Business Council of Alabama ("BCA"), in violation of Section 36-25-5.1(a) of the Code of Alabama (1975), against the peace and dignity of the State of Alabama.

 

 

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