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Public corruption prosecutor Matt Hart out at Attorney General’s Office

Kelli Litllejohn Newman answers questions from prosecutor Matt Hart during the Alabama speaker...
Kelli Litllejohn Newman answers questions from prosecutor Matt Hart during the Alabama speaker Mike Hubbard trial on Thursday, May 26, 2016 in Opelika, Ala. Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News/Pool Photo(Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn )
Published: Nov. 19, 2018 at 5:38 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Alabama Attorney General’s Office confirmed Prosecutor Matt Hart is no longer with the office. He reportedly resigned from his duties Monday morning.

In an email, a spokesperson thanked Hart for his service to the State of Alabama, but couldn't comment further regarding Hart's departure.

“It is the policy of this office to refrain from comment about personnel matters, so we will have no further statement,” an email from the AG’s Office stated.

Hart was hired by former AG Luther Strange, and is most recognized for the prosecutions and convictions of former House Speaker Mike Hubbard and former Jefferson County District Attorney Charles Todd Henderson, among others. During Hubbard’s prosecution, the defense sought to dismiss the indictments on the basis of prosecutorial misconduct involving Hart, but was unsuccessful. Hart worked as a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Birmingham before taking the position in Montgomery.

Hart served as Division Chief of Special Prosecutions and oversaw a 10-person team: four prosecutors, four investigations, and two support staff members.

In a statement from AG Steve Marshall’s office late Monday, a spokesperson confirmed AG Marshall is committed to the Special Prosecutions Division and its mission.

There’s been no word on when the AG’s Office will name Hart’s successor.

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