OPELIKA, Ala.: Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard doesn’t deserve any reduction of his four-year prison sentence for ethics violations because he has not shown remorse and was convicted of serious crimes that undermined public trust, prosecutors told a judge.
Responding to a bid from Hubbard to lessen his punishment, the attorney general’s office argued in a court document filed Tuesday that the one-time Republican leader is a danger to society and should remain behind bars.
He caused great harm to the state, its citizens confidence in its government, and its governments reputation across the country. Were this malicious conduct left unchecked, it would grow like a cancer, prosecutors told a court.
Convicted in 2016, Hubbard began serving his sentence earlier this month. Earlier appeals overturned half of…