Alabama Governor Robert Bentley Resigns Following Arrest

Apr 10, 2017

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.