MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - White Hall Mayor John Jackson has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor theft charge and agreed to resign.
Jackson was charged with felony theft in 2007 for allegedly stealing more than $46,000 from funds the city received in the sale of land for an electronic bingo hall on U.S. 80.
The Alabama Attorney General's Office released a statement Monday that Jackson had pleaded guilty to a lesser misdemeanor charge and agreed to resign as mayor with three days.
Attorney General Troy King said Jackson also agreed to pay more than $46,000 in restitution and to not run for public office for two years.
King said sentencing will be Dec. 2.
Jackson did not immediately return telephone messages seeking comment.
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