special grand jury http://apr.org en Judge Won't Dismiss Charges On Ala. Legislator http://apr.org/post/judge-wont-dismiss-charges-ala-legislator <p></p><p>A judge in Opelika has refused to dismiss charges against Republican Rep. Barry Moore and he has released a document related to a public corruption investigation that includes the name of House Speaker Mike Hubbard.</p><p>Circuit Judge Jacob Walker denied a request Friday from Moore's defense lawyer to dismiss perjury and false statements charges brought against him in the corruption investigation in Lee County.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:13:42 +0000 The Associated Press 53873 at http://apr.org Judge Won't Dismiss Charges On Ala. Legislator Judge Hears Arguments Over Alabama Legislator http://apr.org/post/judge-hears-arguments-over-alabama-legislator <p></p><p>A defense lawyer is urging a judge to dismiss perjury charges against Republican state Rep. Barry Moore of Enterprise.</p><p>At a court hearing Tuesday in Opelika, attorney Bill Baxley said the indictment was vague and improperly constructed. Baxley also questioned if Acting Attorney General Van Davis was legally appointed after Attorney General Luther Strange stepped aside from the case.</p><p>Moore's lawyers are seeking to dismiss the charges and to subpoena records about Strange's recusal.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 22:18:25 +0000 The Associated Press 52343 at http://apr.org Judge Hears Arguments Over Alabama Legislator Special Lee County Grand Jury Meets Next Week http://apr.org/post/special-lee-county-grand-jury-meets-next-week <p></p><p>A special Lee County grand jury that has been investigating possible government corruption will meet again next week.</p><p>The state attorney general's office filed court papers saying the grand jury will be in session May 13-16.</p><p>The court papers were filed in the case of Republican state Rep. Barry Moore of Enterprise. He turned himself in April 24 in Opelika after the special grand jury indicted him on charges of perjury and giving false statements to law enforcement.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 20:45:10 +0000 The Associated Press 51382 at http://apr.org Special Lee County Grand Jury Meets Next Week House Speaker Hires Prominent Birmingham Lawyer http://apr.org/post/house-speaker-hires-prominent-birmingham-lawyer <p></p><p>Birmingham attorney Mark White says he's been hired by Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard to pursue people accused of libeling him.</p><p>Hubbard's business, Auburn Network, recently canceled a consulting contract with Southeast Alabama Gas District, which financed his trip to Paris this year. Hubbard traveled with other state officials, whose trips were financed by the Alabama Department of Commerce.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:23:21 +0000 The Associated Press 37703 at http://apr.org House Speaker Hires Prominent Birmingham Lawyer Special Grand Jury Convened In Lee County http://apr.org/post/special-grand-jury-convened-lee-county <p></p><p>A special grand jury has been convened in Lee County, but prosecutors aren't saying what it is about.</p><p>Court records show Circuit Judge Jacob Walker III signed an order July 29 empaneling the grand jury at the request of the state government. Members of the grand jury were selected from potential jurors who reported for jury duty Monday, according to the records.</p><p>A spokeswoman for state Attorney General Luther Strange declined comment. Lee County District Attorney Robert Treese did the same.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 22:06:34 +0000 The Associated Press 36526 at http://apr.org Special Grand Jury Convened In Lee County