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Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Conviction for Capital Murder in Bibb County
(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the capital murder conviction of John Barry Hubbard for killing a woman whose sister had sought a protective order against him because of his persistent threatening behavior. Hubbard, 63, of Eoline, pleaded guilty today in Bibb County Circuit Court and was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. Prosecutors in Attorney General Marshall’s Criminal Trials Division were prepared to present evidence of the following events regardi ... Read Full Release
AG Steve Marshall Joins AGs in Support of President Trump's Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh
(MONTGOMERY) – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall was one of 26 attorneys general voicing support for President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. In a letter to Senate leadership Thursday, Marshall and his AG colleagues urged the Senate to promptly approve the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh “As the chief legal officers of our States, we write to urge the United States Senate to promptly hold a hearing on and confirm the nomination of Judge ... Read Full Release
AG Steve Marshall Announces Court of Criminal Appeals Upholds Madison County Murder Conviction
(MONTGOMERY) - Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the conviction of Robert Eugene Davis for intentional murder. Davis, 32, of Birmingham, was convicted in Madison County Circuit Court in August 2017 for the murder of Marlo Patton. Evidence was presented at trial regarding the following events. On the evening of April 20, 2012, Patton was driven by his girlfriend to the residence of Jamie Ladae Kelly, allegedly to buy drug ... Read Full Release
AG Steve Marshall Announces Court of Criminal Appeals Denies Appeal of Montgomery County Capital Murder Conviction
(MONTGOMERY)--Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals upheld the denial of a Rule 32 petition for further judicial review of the capital murder conviction and life-without-parole sentence of Nicolas Lewis Harris. Harris, 26, of Bessemer, was convicted in Montgomery County Circuit Court in 2015 for the capital murder of Darrell Howard Jr. Evidence presented at trial showed that Howard was driving a car that was involved in a minor automobile accident ... Read Full Release
AG Steve Marshall Announces Indictment of Former Town of Pisgah Clerk for Felony Theft, Ethics Charges
(MONTGOMERY)--Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the indictment and arrest of the former clerk of the Town of Pisgah in Jackson County, Alabama, on three felonies: two counts of theft of property in the first degree and one count of intentional use of official position or office for personal gain, an Ethics Law violation. Jennifer Lynne Hall, 43, of Pisgah, surrendered to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office on June 21 and was later released on an $11,000 bond. The charges arise fr ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Alabama Supreme Court Denies Appeal of Jackson County Capital Murder Convictions and Death Sentence
(MONTGOMERY) - Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the Alabama Supreme Court has denied a petition for writ of certiorari seeking to appeal the capital murder convictions and sentence of death of James Ben Brownfield. Brownfield, 43, of Scottsboro, was convicted in Jackson County Circuit Court in 2004 for three counts of capital murder in connection with the murders of his sister, Brenda McCutchin, his brother-in-law, Latham McCutchin, and Brenda’s three-year-old grandson, Joshua Ho ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Alabama Supreme Court Denies Appeal of Covington County Capital Murder Convictions and Death Sentence
(MONTGOMERY) - Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the Alabama Supreme Court has denied a petition for writ of certiorari seeking to appeal the capital murder convictions and sentence of death of Oscar Doster. Doster, 43, of Andalusia, was convicted in Covington County Circuit Court in 2006 for three counts of capital murder relating to the death of Paul LeMaster. Evidence presented at trial established that on November 4, 2002, four inmates escaped from the Covington County jail, ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Guilty Plea by Former Health Department Employee for Felony Ethics Violation
(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the conviction of a former employee of the Alabama Department of Public Health for using her official position for personal gain, a felony ethics violation. Yoskio Denise Givner, 32, of Montgomery, pleaded guilty yesterday in Montgomery County Circuit Court. The case was prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Division. Givner used her former position as an administrative assistant for the Alabama Department of Pu ... Read Full Release
AG Steve Marshall Announces $100 Million 42-State Settlement with Citibank for Manipulating Interest Rate Benchmarks
(MONTGOMERY) - Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall today announced a $100 million multi-state settlement with Citibank for fraudulent conduct involving U.S. Dollar (USD) LIBOR, which is a benchmark interest rate that affects financial instruments worth trillions of dollars and has a widespread impact on global markets and consumers. The investigation was conducted and the settlement reached by a group of 42 Attorneys General. The Attorneys General alleged that Citibank misrepresented ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces 20-Year Prison Sentences for Former County Administrator for Felony Ethics Crimes Involving $753,889 of Franklin County Funds
(MONTGOMERY) –Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that the former County Administrator of Franklin County was sentenced today to two terms of 20 years in prison, to run concurrently, for violating the Alabama ethics law resulting in unlawful gain of more than $753,889 of county funds. Crista Lynn Madden, age 49, of Franklin County, pleaded guilty on March 19 in Franklin County Circuit Court to two felony ethics violations: use of her official position for personal gain and use of publ ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Alabama and Multi-State Coalition Victory in Injunction Against Unlawful 'WOTUS Rule'
(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that Alabama and 10 other states succeeded in their motion to obtain a preliminary injunction against the federal government’s implementation of its Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule to vastly expand Environmental Protection Agency control over private lands. The federal district court decision, handed down late Friday, blocks the controversial WOTUS rule in 11 states, including Alabama. “The federal district court decision i ... Read Full Release
Attorney General Steve Marshall Testifies on Capitol Hill in Support of Alabama Census Lawsuit
(WASHINGTON) – Attorney General Steve Marshall defended Alabama’s lawsuit challenging the federal government’s plan to include illegal aliens in the 2020 Census during a hearing of the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice Friday morning. “Alabama is set to lose one of its seven congressional seats and one of its nine electoral votes – a seat and a vote it would not lose if illegal aliens were excluded from the apportionment base,” Attorney General M ... Read Full Release
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall Hails U.S. Supreme Court Decision Affirming Religious Liberty of Business Owner
(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Steve Marshall hailed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Monday in favor of a Colorado business owner who declined to prepare a cake for a same-sex wedding based upon his religious beliefs. Alabama was one of 20 states that filed an amicus brief in September in support of the First Amendment rights of the business owner. “This Supreme Court decision should send a strong message to activist courts and bureaucrats alike that Americans’ right to religious expre ... Read Full Release
AG Steve Marshall Supports Governor Kay Ivey's "Alabama Sentry Program" to Bolster School Safety
(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Steve Marshall welcomed Governor Kay Ivey’s newly announced “Alabama Sentry Program” which allows schools without a school resource officer (SRO) to more effectively respond to active shooters. The Sentry Program, developed with the assistance of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and the Alabama State Department of Education, was announced Wednesday. “I share Governor Ivey’s concerns that every effort be made to ensure that all Alabama’s schools have the a ... Read Full Release
AG Steve Marshall Announces Court of Criminal Appeals Upholds Two Separate Mobile County Murder Convictions
(MONTGOMERY) Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder convictions of Terry Wayne Poole and Heath Andre Foster. Poole, 57, of Wilmer, was convicted in Mobile County Circuit Court in April 2017 for the murder of Billy Ernest, and for discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle. In a separate case, Foster, 22, of Mobile, was convicted in Mobile County Circuit Court in August 2017 for the murder of Darrius Rowser. During ... Read Full Release
AG Steve Marshall Announces Court of Criminal Appeals Upholds DeKalb County Murder Conviction
(MONTGOMERY) Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder conviction of David Wooten. Wooten, 46, of Oneonta, was convicted in DeKalb County Circuit Court in April 2017 for the murder of his neighbor Bernie Clark. Evidence was presented at trial that on or about November 14, 2014, while Wooten was in Clark’s residence, Wooten inflicted approximately 100 wounds to Clark’s body. Those injuries included numerous chop and ... Read Full Release
AG Steve Marshall Announces Court of Criminal Appeals Upholds Lee County Capital Murder Conviction
(MONTGOMERY) - Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the capital murder conviction of George William Barton. Barton, 37, of Auburn, was convicted in Lee County Circuit Court in June 2017, for the murder of his five-year-old step-daughter.* Evidence was presented at trial that on June 7, 2015, Barton inflicted several head and torso blows to the victim, which resulted in fracturing the child’s skull, separating her vertebr ... Read Full Release
AG Steve Marshall Files Lawsuit Against Federal Government over Inclusion of Illegal Aliens in 2020 Census Apportionment Count
(MONTGOMERY) – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and U.S. Representative Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, have jointly filed a lawsuit against the federal government over the Census Bureau’s unlawful decision to include illegal aliens in census data used to determine the apportionment of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Electoral College. “If the U.S. Census Bureau follows through with its plan to include illegal aliens in the 2020 census for purposes of apportionment, Alabama will los ... Read Full Release
AG Steve Marshall Announces Court of Criminal Appeals Upholds Jefferson County Murder Conviction
(MONTGOMERY) - Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder conviction of Josalyn Nicole Evans. Evans, 37, of Birmingham, was convicted in Jefferson County Circuit Court in June 2017, for the murder of Ieshia Mayhand. Evidence was presented at trial about the following events on February 12, 2016. Patrick Lewis had a previous relationship with the victim, Mayhand, and was the father of her baby. At the time of the murde ... Read Full Release
AG Steve Marshall Announces Arrests of Student, Teacher for Felony Computer Tampering by Altering Grades at School in Escambia County
(MONTGOMERY)--Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the arrests this week of a student and a teacher in Escambia County, each on a felony charge of computer tampering by altering grades at W.S. Neal High School in East Brewton. Matthew Hutchins, 18, of Brewton was arrested on May 14, and Lisa Odom, 58, of Castleberry was arrested on May 15. The defendants were arrested by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office pursuant to warrants brought by Special Agents of the Attorney General’s Off ... Read Full Release
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