Alabama Gov. Robert J. Bentley (R) has resigned and has been booked into county jail on campaign finances charges. Bentley pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charges and will not face jail time.
BREAKING: Prosecutor says Alabama governor has resigned and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor campaign finance charges.— The Associated Press (@AP) April 10, 2017
Bentley was accused of violating ethics laws in an attempt to conceal an affair.
Kay Ivey will be sworn in as governor at 6 p.m. She's the state's second female governor.
Kay Ivey will be sworn in as Alabama's 54th governor at 6 p.m. tonight. #alpolitics— Brian Lyman (@lyman_brian) April 10, 2017