Just before he resigns, Gov. Bentley pleads guilty to two misdemeanor charges

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – As the political drama swirls in our state capitol, Gov. Robert Bentley was booked in the Montgomery County Jail this afternoon, hours before he was expected to resign.

Bentley pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges: failing to file a major contribution report, in violation of Code of Alabama §17-5-8.1(c); and knowingly converting campaign contributions to personal use, in violation of Code of Alabama §36-25-6.

This, according to Supernumerary District Attorney Ellen Brooks, who was appointed to oversee the investigation of Bentley.

Gov. Robert Bentley was booked in the Montgomery County Jail on April 10 on misdemeanor charges.

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