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Hubbard apologizes, seeks early release from prison

Speaker Mike Hubbard

Former House Speaker Mike Hubbard is asking to be released from prison early after serving 12 of his 28-month sentence for an ethics conviction.

Hubbard apologized in a letter to a judge saying he hurt the state and his family. His attorney filed the request for early release on Friday and argued that the sentence of over two years is out of line with punishments given to other officials.

Hubbard was convicted in 2016 of violating the state ethics law, including using his public office for personal gain.