Robert Bentley, ex-Alabama governor who left office amid sex scandal, opens new office

News
alabama governor robert j bentley_192088

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama governor who resigned amid a sex scandal has opened a new dermatology office.

The Tuscaloosa News reports former Gov. Robert Bentley’s new location opened Friday in Tuscaloosa. He previously practiced in another site.

Bentley is a longtime dermatologist who entered politics in 2003 and became governor in 2010. In 2016, he was accused of having an extramarital affair with a key staffer and using public resources to cover it up. He resigned from office in the following year as part of a deal in which he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor campaign-finance violations, agreed to never hold public office and had to forfeit about $36,000 from his campaign account.

An Alabama House Judiciary Committee report stated Bentley texted heart-eye emojis to Rebekah Caldwell Mason using his ex-wife’s iPad and threatened the first lady’s staff to keep the affair secret.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

ONE CLASS AT A TIME sponsored by eCO Credit Union

CBS 42 College Football Challenge

CBS 42 College Football Saturday