Sources in Montgomery say his lawyers have been involved in negotiations to step down from the governorship and plead to lesser charges, allowing Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey to step up as governor.
Sources believe he will resign the governorship by Wednesday.
“My motivation is to do what I truly believe what God called me to do. That’s to work hard and to serve our state and to serve and love the people of this great state of Alabama. God bless them and may God bless this great state as I continue to try to serve in the way that God has placed me in this position.” – Gov. Robert Bentley (R-AL), Alabama.com
Bentley has been under fire for the better part of the year but pressure over the last several days has mounted to untenable heights.
The Alabama Ethics Commission last week found reason to believe he committed four crimes, all of them felonies.
If he agrees to a deal it is thought he will have to plead to at least a misdemeanor.