Rep. Fred “Coach” Plump

Rep. John Rogers, wearing a blue suit and standing at a lectern

Rep. John Rogers indicted on two counts of obstruction of justice

BY: - September 27, 2023

Rep. John Rogers, D-Birmingham, was indicted Wednesday on two counts of obstruction of justice and obstruction of justice by bribery. The indictment accuses Rogers, who has served in the Alabama House for over 40 years, of directing hundreds of thousands of dollars  for public projects in Jefferson County to a youth baseball league, with a […]

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Meet the candidates running in the House District 55 special election

BY: - September 19, 2023

House District 55 voters will choose a Democratic nominee in a primary special election Tuesday. Seven Democrats will compete for the party nod in the Democratic-leaning district. If none of the candidates win at least 50% of the vote, a run-off for the two top candidates will be held on Oct. 24. With no Republican […]

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Rep. Fred Plump charged with conspiracy, obstruction of justice

BY: - May 23, 2023

Rep. Fred “Coach” Plump, D-Fairfield, has been charged with conspiracy and obstruction of justice and plans to resign from the Alabama House of Representatives, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ accused Plump, a freshman representative, of taking money from a fund used to support programs in Jefferson County […]