MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama campaign finance records show that Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard has used campaign funds to pay more than $230,000 in legal fees since December.
Records show that Hubbard has paid a total of $176,475 to the Birmingham law firm of White, Arnold and Dowd, and $55,000 to the Pell City law firm of Trussell, Funderburg, Rea and Bell.
The payments began in December, and Hubbard's campaign reported paying $10,000 to the Pell City firm in August.
State law allows the use of campaign funds for legal expenses under certain circumstances.
A grand jury convened by the attorney general's office has met off and on in Lee County, Hubbard's home county, over the last year.
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