Alabama Governor Robert Bentley was booked into Montgomery County Jail on two misdemeanor charges tonight, just hours before he was expected to resign from his post.
He is facing two “failure to disclose” misdemeanors, for which he faces a $600 bond.
Bentley has been the center of growing scrutiny for 13 months, after a former staffer accused Bentley of having an affair with an aide. Bentley denies that he had a “physical affair” with the aide, despite damning evidence and testimony from former staffers. Bentley was believed to have faced felony charges, but appears to have struck a deal that exchanged his resignation for reduced charges.