Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard is appealing the ethics conviction that removed him from office.
Hubbard's lawyers filed the notice of appeal yesterday with the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.
The appeal comes after the trial judge denied Hubbard's request for a new trial.
A jury in June convicted Hubbard of using his public office to obtain work and investments in his companies. A judge sentenced Hubbard to four years in prison. He is free on bond while he appeals his conviction.