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Mon Jun 17, 2019, 09:07 PM

Ex-Gov. Bentley settles fired official's lawsuit

MONTGOMERY — Former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, who resigned amid a scandal, has reached a settlement agreement to end a wrongful dismissal lawsuit filed by his one-time law enforcement secretary who had publicly accused the governor of having an affair with an aide, lawyers confirmed Thursday.

Former Law Enforcement Secretary Spencer Collier sued Bentley in 2016 arguing the governor wrongfully fired him and then tried to discredit him with statements and a sham state investigation accusing him of misusing office resources.

Lawyers for Collier and Bentley both confirmed the settlement agreement Thursday. Kenny Mendelsohn, an attorney for Collier, said the terms are confidential.

Collier said Thursday that he considered the settlement “another sign of vindication,” along with a previous review by the attorney general’s office that found he did nothing wrong.

Read more: https://www.tuscaloosanews.com/news/20190613/ex-gov-bentley-settles-fired-officials-lawsuit

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