August 16, 2016 •
Alabama Ethics Commission Sets Special Meeting
Ethics Commission Executive Director Tom Albritton called a special meeting to be held on September 1, 2016. The meeting will address the backlog of requests for advisory opinions in the wake of former House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s ethics conviction.
Hubbard was convicted despite claiming reliance on informal advice provided by the commission. The commission recommends individuals file requests for formal advisory opinions, as informal advice does not provide protection from prosecution if followed.
The September meeting will allow for a timely response to the influx of requests for guidance and lessen the load for the October meeting.
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