Convicted in connection with the former subordinated to the Governor of Alabama pleaded guilty and resigned
It is noted that Robert Bentley is accused of violating standards of professional ethics and legislation in the area of financing of the election campaign.
NEW YORK, April 11. /Offset. TASS Kirill Volkov/. The Governor of Alabama Robert Bentley, a suspect in an intimate relationship with former employee, admitted Monday his guilt and resigned. This was announced by the Prosecutor’s office of this us state.
According to her, the Bentley, in respect of which the investigation was conducted, was arrested earlier in the day. He was charged related to a breach of professional ethics and legislation in the area of financing of the election campaign, reported the Associated Press (AP). The Governor pleaded guilty and agreed to pay $2 million penalty, he was also sentenced to 100 hours of community service. The Prosecutor noted that the plea involves the termination of the investigation against Bentley.
The scandal involving 74-year-old Governor broke out last year when one of the former employees of his administration a few days after his dismissal, provided the AP an audio recording of a telephone conversation and allegedly Bentley, Rebekah Mason, who has held the post of his chief political adviser. As reported, the conversation was very Frank and it was found that Bentley most likely was with a woman in intimate relationships.
Against the Governor launched an investigation, which revealed that Bentley violated the state rules of professional ethics for high-ranking officials.
In addition, it appeared that the Governor was paying the woman the money from the funds his campaign. After that a number of lawmakers of Alabama have stated that they intend to initiate against the Governor’s impeachment.
Bentley held the position of Governor of Alabama since 2011. He is the father of four children. His wife, with whom he lived together for nearly 50 years, filed for divorce. Even then the woman said that her marriage with the Governor had suffered “irreparable damage”, however details have refused.