Former Gov. Robert Bentley, R-Ala., smiled for the camera as police officers at Montgomery County Sheriff's Office took the state leader's mug shot as part of his jail booking Monday evening.
Bentley was charged with "Failure to File Camp" and "Failure/Disclose Eco," according to the office's website. Bentley resigned shortly before being taken into police custody. As part of his legal deal, he waived all benefits and will serve 12 months unsupervised probation for misusing his authority to cover up an affair with a female office aide.
The Alabama House Judiciary Committee on Monday morning held an impeachment hearing on allegations that he committed felony-level crimes while covering up an extramarital affair with a female aid.
Last week, the Alabama Ethics Commission's "found probable cause to believe" Bentley violated campaign finance and ethics laws while trying to cover up the affair with the aide in 2014. While the committee is still deciding whether to recommend Bentley's impeachment, the governor's lawyers are trying to strike a deal that would include him stepping down and pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges.
Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey is expected to be sworn in as governor later Monday.