corruption

Alabama Legislator-Arrest
4:25 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Former AG Baxley Defending Republican Legislator

Republican Rep. Barry Moore is charged with perjury and making false statements to law enforcement officials.
Credit legislature.state.al.us

Former Alabama Attorney General Bill Baxley has signed on as a defense lawyer for Republican Rep. Barry Moore of Enterprise.

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.

The felony charges stem from Moore's January appearance before a Lee County grand jury investigating possible public corruption.

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Hubbard-Corruption Plea
6:43 pm
Sat April 5, 2014

Alabama Speaker Reacts To Plea Deal

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.
Credit mikehubbard.com

  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.

Hubbard's comments come in the wake of Rep. Greg Wren's resignation and guilty plea Tuesday to an ethics violation.

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.

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Alabama Gambling Trial
5:17 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Alabama Casino Lobbyist Gets Probation

A casino lobbyist who admitted offering bribes to Alabama legislators to support pro-gambling legislation has received probation.
Liz Lawley Flickr

A casino lobbyist who admitted offering bribes to legislators has received probation.

U.S. District Judge Keith Watkins gave Jennifer Pouncy three years on probation, 100 hours of community service, and $4,100 in fines and fees at a sentencing hearing Wednesday in Montgomery.

Pouncy was the first person to plead guilty in Alabama's gambling corruption case.

The former lobbyist for Country Crossing Casino admitted offering bribes to legislators to support pro-gambling legislation.

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Siegelman Reports To Prison
4:49 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Former Alabama Governor Reports To Federal Prison

Former Governor Don Siegelman reported to a federal prison in Louisiana today to finish his 78-month sentence.
By Mike Disharoon Wikimedia Commons

Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman has reported to a minimum security federal prison in southwest Louisiana.


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.


Siegelman previously served nine months at Oakdale before being released while his conviction on bribery and other charges was being appealed.

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