Alabama's Governor Resigns Amid Scandal Over Affair And Cover-Up
Both charges are minor, but the decision to resign ended the state investigation and an impeachment push against him in the Alabama Legislature. "I have done nothing illegal", Bentley told reporters. He was charged with failing to file a major contribution report and converting campaign contributions to personal use, according to the Times.
Bentley has denied having a physical relationship with Mason, who is married. State law says public officials can use their campaign funds to pay their own legal bills but does not explicitly say they can pay staff member's legal bills.
" "Governor Bentley's loyalty shifted from the State of Alabama to himself, ' [special counsel Jack] Sharman wrote in an executive summary".
With Gov. Bentley now officially out of office, many in the state are making preparations for political life under a new governor: Kay Ivey. She won, but died in office in 1968.
The Alabama Republican Party on Sunday called for Bentley to step down. He can never run for office.
Now, she's the first female governor of the state since Lurleen Wallace in 1986, but under largely different circumstances.
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Police hunt armed man for threats
Faculty, staff and students will be able to return to district schools to collect belongings and vehicles, police said. The district said the incident is not related to the ongoing manhunt in the area for Joseph Jakubowski.
Daniel Cormier Sends Stern Warning To Jon Jones
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Before her career in politics, she worked as a banker, assistant hospital administrator, high school teacher, and served as a Alabama House of Representatives reading clerk and assistant director of the Department of Commerce.
The disgraced former governor was booked in a Montgomery County jail on Monday afternoon. "He said Bentley 'encouraged an atmosphere of intimidation" to ensure the silence of his staff.
The committee on Monday started what was expected to be days of hearings.
While the Alabama Ethics Commission suggested that Bentley committed several felonies tied to the misuse of public resources in his attempts to cover up the alleged affair, Bentley pleaded guilty only to misdemeanors as part of his resignation deal.
Bentley lawyer Ross Garber had argued that impeachment should be reserved for only the "most grave misconduct", noting that only two US governors have been impeached since 1929, and both were indicted for serious felonies. The pressure on Bentley began mounting after the governor appointed state attorney general Luther Strange to the U.S. Senate seat vacated when Jeff Sessions stepped away in February to become attorney general for President Donald Trump's administration. Sharman says the governor's former wife turned over others. They were intercepted by Bentley's then-wife, Dianne Bentley, who was able to read the messages because they also showed up on the governor's state-issued iPad, which he had given her. Dianne Bentley had secretly recorded her husband by leaving her phone on while she went for a walk. It also corrects that Bentley lawyer Ross Garber represented former Gov. Mark Sanford of SC and Gov. John Rowland of CT during impeachment proceedings, not Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Homeland Security chief backtracks on splitting families
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Fleeing Arrest In Venezuela, Opposition Politician Speaks Out Against Maduro
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Davis Cup: US wins doubles to stay alive in quarterfinal
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Kevin Durant practices, set to play Saturday in return
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Mitt Romney Considering Senate Run in Utah
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North Korea fires ballistic missile into its eastern waters
The new missile could cover all of North Korea , even when fired from the southern part of the country, it said. Both agreed to push forward the deployment of THAAD by US forces in Korea", the statement said.
April the Giraffe still keeping everyone guessing
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