corruption http://apr.org en Former AG Baxley Defending Republican Legislator http://apr.org/post/former-ag-baxley-defending-republican-legislator <p>Former Alabama Attorney General Bill Baxley has signed on as a defense lawyer for Republican Rep. Barry Moore of Enterprise.</p><p>Baxley filed court papers Wednesday saying he'll be one of Moore's defense lawyers. Moore is charged with perjury and making false statements to law enforcement officials.</p><p>The felony charges stem from Moore's January appearance before a Lee County grand jury investigating possible public corruption.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:25:44 +0000 The Associated Press 51126 at http://apr.org Former AG Baxley Defending Republican Legislator Alabama Speaker Reacts To Plea Deal http://apr.org/post/alabama-speaker-reacts-plea-deal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard says he never tried to insert language into the state budget to help direct business to a company that had ties to his own.</p><p>Hubbard's comments come in the wake of Rep. Greg Wren's resignation and guilty plea Tuesday to an ethics violation.</p><p>Wren admitted trying to put language into the state budget to help American Pharmacy Cooperative Inc. of Bessemer get state Medicaid business. Wren's plea agreement says Hubbard supported the language and directed it be added to the budget.</p> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 23:43:06 +0000 The Associated Press 49694 at http://apr.org Alabama Speaker Reacts To Plea Deal Alabama Casino Lobbyist Gets Probation http://apr.org/post/alabama-casino-lobbyist-gets-probation A casino lobbyist who admitted offering bribes to legislators has received probation. U.S. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 22:17:27 +0000 The Associated Press 18449 at http://apr.org Alabama Casino Lobbyist Gets Probation Former Alabama Governor Reports To Federal Prison http://apr.org/post/former-alabama-governor-reports-federal-prison <P>Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman has reported to a minimum security federal prison in southwest Louisiana.</P> <P>U.S. Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke said the 66-year-old Siegelman turned himself in at the federal prison at Oakdale, La. shortly before 2 p.m. on Tuesday.</P> <P>Siegelman previously served nine months at Oakdale before being released while his conviction on bribery and other charges was being appealed.</P> <P>The former Democratic governor has continued to maintain his innocence. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:49:39 +0000 The Associated Press 17690 at http://apr.org Former Alabama Governor Reports To Federal Prison