WKRG reports the District Attorney of Montgomery county has received, from the Ethics Commission, a referral for probable cause to indict Alabama Governor Robert Bentley. It's been a year long investigation and the Ethics Commission has revealed a verdict. According to the commission, they found probable cause that Bentley misused state resources and improperly accepting a campaign contribution and loan outside allowed fundraising windows.
The Commission found Bentley has violated four separate ethics laws.
- Violated the Fair Campaign Practices Act and received an illegal campaign contribution.
- Violated state ethics law to further a relationship with a subordinate
- Violated state ethics law using campaign funds to pay legal fees
- Violated state ethics law using campaign funds by making a loan when not a candidate.
The Montgomery County District Attorney will now take over the investigation and possible prosecution of the Governor.
Governor Bentley still defends his stance that he did not break any laws.
What do you think about Gov. Bentley? Should he resign?