- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Lawyers for House Speaker Mike Hubbard are now asking prosecutors to disclose any conversations they had with legislators or members of the executive branch about the case.

Defense lawyers filed a discovery motion Wednesday asking a judge to force prosecutors to disclose any calls with legislators or executive branch members. They also asked for any copies of conversations that might have been recorded.

Hubbard’s lawyers had already asked prosecutors to disclose any media calls.

Defense lawyers say they suspect a prosecutor is trying to influence members of the Alabama Legislature. The prosecutor didn’t elaborate.

Hubbard faces 23 felony ethics charges accusing him of using his public offices for personal gain. He has pleaded not guilty.

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