Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard faces sentencing

Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard was convicted of 12 felony ethics violations.

(CNN)One of Alabama's most prominent politicians faces up to 240 years in prison when he is sentenced Friday for 12 counts of felony ethics violations.

House Speaker Mike Hubbard was convicted on June 10 for using his position as speaker of the House to solicit money or business from various people or companies, including a total of $600,000 from four individuals, as well as voting on a bill where he knew he had a conflict of interest, according to CNN affiliate WSFA.
Hubbard's defense argued that his actions were allowed under the state ethics law.
    Ironically, according to acting Attorney General W. Van Davis, most of those charges "involve violations of the ethics reforms [Hubbard] championed in 2010."
    The original case against him included 23 charges, but prosecutors failed to get guilty convictions on 11 of them. Each of the 12 violations he was found guilty of carry a maximum of two to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $30,000.

    One state, three scandals

    Hubbard, 54, is one of three top-level Alabama politicians embroiled in scandal this year, along with Gov. Robert Bentley and Chief Justice Roy Moore, and the first to be convicted.
    Bentley is facing allegations he had an affair with a former staffer and used public funds to facilitate and hide it. Bentley denied wrongdoing and refused to resign. Majority Leader Micky Hammon is attempting to put together a special commission to look into impeaching Bentley.
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    Moore, head of the Alabama Supreme Court, has been suspended on charges he violated judicial ethics by ordering lower court judges to disregard a federal ruling allowing same-sex marriages in the state.
    The chief justice made national headlines in 2003 when he defied a federal court order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from a public judicial building on the grounds that it was an unconstitutional endorsement of religion.
    His defiance cost him his job. But nearly a decade after being booted by the state's judicial commission, Moore recaptured the top judicial post in a statewide election in 2012