FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 2017
ATTORNEY GENERAL STEVEN T. MARSHALL STATEMENT CONCERNING PLEA AND RESIGNATION OF GOVERNOR BENTLEY
(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Steven T. Marshall issued the following statement concerning the plea and resignation of Governor Robert Bentley.
“I appreciate the work of Ellen Brooks, supernumerary district attorney, as well as the Attorney General’s Office Special Prosecutions Division in conducting the investigation of Governor Bentley which today led to his guilty pleas and resignation from office,” said Attorney General Steven Marshall.
“I told the people of Alabama that I would recuse if there was an investigation and I did. I have allowed experienced and professional prosecutors to handle this matter and I have provided all the resources related to the performance of their work.
“I will fully support Kay Ivey’s transition as the next governor of the State of Alabama and I look forward to working with her to address the pressing issues that face our state.”