MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Acting Attorney General Van Davis released a statement Tuesday on the 23-count indictment against Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard.
Hubbard was indicted in October on ethics law violations. He's accused of using his office for personal gain. Hubbard has said the investigation was a case of politics at its worst and called it a political witch hunt.
Davis denied any political agenda with this case and responded with a lengthy statement. He said that Hubbard and his attorneys have made several false allegations that required him to respond as the acting attorney general for this case.
Davis said ethics charges were brought against Hubbard because a grand jury found evidence of crimes and not for political reasons.
Davis said the grand jury heard testimony from more than 150 witnesses over more than 12 months. He called the process fair and thorough.
"... I have no political agenda or purpose for prosecuting Mr. Hubbard. The last time I ran for public office was in 1998 when I was re-elected, as a Republican, to my third-term as District Attorney for Blount and St. Clair County," Davis said.
J. Mark White released a statement on behalf of the Hubbard legal team Tuesday on Davis' comments: