Gov. Bentley says “No” When Ordered to Testify Before State Auditor

bentley326.jpgAlabama Gov. Robert Bentley says he is not responding to the state auditor’s order to testify before him.

Bentley issued the statement Friday, a day after State Auditor Jim Zeigler said he was ordering Bentley to appear before him to answer questions about the use of state funds and his relationship with a former staffer.

Bentley said the appropriate legal process was through the Alabama Ethics Commission where Zeigler has already filed a complaint. The governor said he is cooperating fully with the commission.

Bentley last month admitted to making inappropriate remarks to a former staffer, but denied accusations of an affair.

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