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Former Alabama Governor Robert Bentley smiles in his mugshot, following his resignation.

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley agreed to resign from office and never hold public office again. The deal he reached also required him to plead guilty to two misdemeanors, repay misused state funds, and complete community service. He will avoid felony charges as a result of the deal.

"The time has come for me to look at new ways to serve the good people of our great state. I have decided it time for me to step down as Alabama's governor," said Bentley, "I leave this office that I have held, that I have respected, that I have loved for seven years to focus on other, and possibly more effective areas, of service."

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