Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Alabama governor resigns, pleads guilty to charges tied to allegations he tried to cover up affair with a top aide - The Washington Post

Alabama governor resigns, pleads guilty to charges tied to allegations he tried to cover up affair with a top aide - The Washington Post

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) resigned Monday after fighting for more than a year against allegations he used public resources to carry out and conceal an affair with his former top aide.

Pressure built on Bentley to step down over the sex scandal as state lawmakers opened impeachment hearings against him this week and state Republican officials called for him to leave the governor's mansion.

Bentley also pleaded guilty on Monday to two misdemeanor charges related to covering up the alleged affair, one for failing to file a major contribution report and another for knowingly using campaign contributions for personal use, according to the state's attorney general office.

  

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