AL governor resigns after guilty plea for campaign finance charges

"Serving as your governor and representing the state of Alabama is no small task, but I pledge to each of you I will do my best", said Ivey.

On his way to officially resign, Bentley showed up to the Montgomery County Jail and posed for a mug shot. The report portrayed the governor as paranoid and obsessed with trying to keep the relationship secret. He agreed not to seek public office again.

Also last week, the Alabama Ethics Commission found "probable cause" that Bentley improperly used campaign funds in connection with the alleged affair, among other ethical and legal violations. Bentley also must surrender campaign funds totaling almost $37,000 within a week.

He was booked in jail but will not face jail time.

But by the middle of the morning on Monday, Bentley had reached a deal with legislators to quit and avoid an impeachment fight he would nearly certainly have lost.

On Friday, Bentley apologized to constituents, vowing to remain in office.

"I have done nothing illegal", he said at a news conference on Friday. The person says Bentley is in good spirits over the decision to step down.

The Associated Press reported that Bentley first announced his resignation during a Cabinet meeting Monday afternoon.

GOP leaders in the House and Senate have called on Bentley to resign, as has the Alabama Republican Party's steering committee.

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Ivey, who had been lieutenant governor, took the oath of office Monday at a ceremony at the Alabama Capitol.

Collier held a blockbuster press conference a year ago a day after being fired by Bentley.

The 74-year-old former dermatologist was an unlikely choice to rise to the state's top job.

Sharman, speaking to the committee this morning, said a pattern of the governor's abuse of his power, motivated by his desire to hide the recordings from the public and protect his reputation, was the most significant finding in the report.

After his guilty pleas, an Alabama judge ordered Bentley to serve one year of unsupervised probation, make restitution and give up his retirement benefits from the state.

"Dianne Bentley later filed for divorce". Rumors of an affair between Bentley and Mason had swirled around Alabama politics for months before the story finally broke open in March 2016.

Details of Bentley's affair have captivated local media over the past year after Bentley fired the state's top law enforcement official in a dispute over his attempt to cover up the affair. It may be out of personal political benefit, I don't know.

On one tape, he is heard suggesting, "If we're going to do what we did the other day, we're going to have to start locking the door". She is also the first Republican female governor of the state. Bentley said he spoke with her earlier today. Henry is the vice chairman of the house ethics and campaign finance committee, which issued the report saying the governor probably violated the law. Lurleen Wallace, the wife of former Gov. George C. Wallace, was elected governor in 1966 when her husband was constitutionally prohibited from running for a second term, having already served two consecutive terms. Former Gov. Don Siegelman (D), who was convicted of bribery and mail fraud charges in the mid-2000s, was released from prison in February.

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