Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has resigned after pleading guilty to two misdemeanor campaign and ethics charges. Bentley was booked into the Montgomery County Jail for failing to file a major campaign finance report and converting campaign funds for personal use. He was sentenced to a 30 day suspended jail sentence and 12 months on probation. He also was ordered to pay $50,000 in fines and serve 100 hours of community service. Shortly after leaving the courthouse, Bentley held a press conference where he resigned and apologized to the people of Alabama. Lt, Governor Kay Ivey will be sworn in as Alabama's 54th governor. The arrest and resignation come amid a sex scandal where Bentley allegedly had an affair with an aide and misused funds.
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley Resigns Following Arrest
By Tina Joly • Apr 10, 2017