Nashville mayor Megan Barry resigned on Tuesday after pleading guilty to misappropriating more than $10,000 in city funds.
Barry used the funds to finance a two year affair with Robert Forrest, her bodyguard. The affair was revealed on January 31.
For whatever reason, Barry thought she could continue as Nashville’s mayor, despite the affair. She managed to hold on to her position for over a month, but once you have to pose for a mug shot, your political career is typically over.
Metro Police just released Megan Barry’s mug shot. She resigned today as mayor today as part of a plea deal to avoid felony theft charges. pic.twitter.com/UOU0LKqrfh
— WSMV-TV, Nashville (@WSMV) March 6, 2018
Vice Mayor David Briley will take over as acting mayor.
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