W. Van Davis
Acting Attorney General*
*Supernumerary District Attorney
Acting as Attorney General in this matter
ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL W. VAN DAVIS ANNOUNCES
ARREST AND CONVICTION OF FORMER REPRESENATIVE GREG WREN
(MONTGOMERY) – Acting as Attorney General in this matter, W. Van Davis
announced the arrest and conviction today of Gregory David Wren, a former representative
from the 75th District in the Alabama House of Representatives, for violating the Alabama Ethics
Law. Wren, 59, of Montgomery pleaded guilty pursuant to a plea agreement before Judge
Jimmy B. Pool in Montgomery County District Court. Wren also resigned his position in the
House of Representatives as part of his plea agreement with the State.
Acting Attorney General Davis is a supernumerary district attorney who was appointed
by Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange to handle matters regarding an ongoing
investigation involving potential public corruption in Alabama. Wren’s guilty plea to a state
ethics law violation arises out of that matter.
Today, Wren pleaded guilty to knowingly using his office for personal gain, a class A
misdemeanor. Specifically, Wren used his office as a member of the Alabama Legislature to
obtain confidential information, which was not available to the general public. Wren further
provided that information to a private company, RxAlly, a national company that previously
represented the interests of member pharmacies. Wren obtained personal gain for himself
through $24,000.00 in payments from RxAlly.
Pursuant to the terms of the plea agreement, Wren was given a 12-month sentence,
which was suspended, and he was placed on probation for two years. Wren was further
ordered to pay $24,000.00 in restitution to the State of Alabama.
“Citizens of the State of Alabama are entitled to the honest services of those who hold
public office,” said Acting Attorney General Davis. “Public servants who violate their oath of
office in order to achieve personal gain should expect to be held accountable. Several months
ago, I was appointed as Acting Attorney General in a matter involving alleged corruption at
high levels of state government. Former Representative Wren’s guilty plea, negotiated in light
of his acceptance of responsibility and cooperation with the State, marks a significant point in
the ongoing investigation. We will continue to enforce the laws of the State of Alabama
vigorously and professionally without regard to political affiliation or position.”
Acting Attorney General Davis thanked Attorney General Strange for providing him
with the resources necessary to conduct the investigation, “I appreciate the resources that
Attorney General Strange has put at my disposal to conduct this investigation. Without the
capabilities and skills organic to the Special Prosecutions Division, it would be very difficult to
achieve justice in such a complex and challenging case.”
No additional comment will be available at this time.