ABOUT TIME: Alabama Governor Robert Bentley resigns
April 10, 2017 Share

ABOUT TIME: Alabama Governor Robert Bentley resigns

PHOTO: Governor Robert Bentley while addressing the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce earlier this year. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch)

By Staff Reports

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Amid scandals revolving around his relationship with former Chief of Staff, Rebecca Caldwell-Mason, Governor Robert Bentley resigned this afternoon.

Lawmakers were expected to start impeachment procedures next week, and the Attorney General’s Office had just wrapped a revealing investigation. In a surprise twist of events, the governor was booked into the Montgomery County jail on two misdemeanor charges related to campaign finance violations.

Lt. Governor Kay Ivery is expected to be sworn is as the acting governor.

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