Albert Cesare / Pool / The Montgomery Advertiser via APIn this Sept. 2, 2016, file photo, Mike Hubbard, former Alabama Speaker of the House, and his wife, Susan, arrive for a hearing at the Lee County Justice Center in Opelika, Alabama. Mike Hubbard reported Sept. 11, 2020, to a county detention center to begin the sentence after an unsuccessful effort to overturn his ethics conviction. (Albert Cesare / Pool / The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard, for years once of the state’s most influential politicians, reported to jail on Friday to begin a prison sentence for a 2016 ethics conviction.
Hubbard reported to the Lee County Detention Center in Opelika, according to jail records, to begin his four-year sentence.
The Auburn Republican was for years one of the state’s most powerful politicians until the ethics conviction in a corruption case ended his career.
Prosecutors accused Hubbard of leveraging his public office to