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Alabama governor resigns, avoids impeachment hearings over sex scandal, misuse of funds

Tuesday - 11/04/2017 06:50
As of 5:59pm local time, Bentley was anticipated to speak to the media at any moment.
Robert Bentley © Jonathan Bachman / Reuters
Robert Bentley © Jonathan Bachman / Reuters
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) has resigned ahead of impeachment hearings over alleged misuse of state resources and a sex scandal. The 74-year-old was booked into Montgomery County Jail on two misdemeanor charges, a result of a plea deal.

Bentley was charged Monday with two misdemeanors, the result of a plea deal to avoid felony charges. His bond was set at $300, according to the Alabama Media Group. The charges were one count of failure to disclose information on a statement of economic interest and failure to file campaign finance reports.

His resignation was confirmed in court in the form of a letter to Lieutenant Governor Kay Ellen Ivey, who will succeed Bentley to become Alabama's 54th governor.

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