Nashville mayor resigns after pleading guilty to felony theft, admitting affair

Megan Barry resigned Tuesday from her position as mayor of Nashville, Tennessee after pleading guilty earlier in the morning to a felony theft charge.

According to CNN, the Democratic mayor reached an agreement to serve three years of probation and pay the city a total of $11,000.

She thanked her staff in a statement announcing her resignation, adding that she hopes her “own actions will not tarnish or otherwise distract from all of the great work they do.”

The news comes just weeks after Barry, who has been Nashville’s mayor since 2015, admitted to having an affair with her head of security, Sgt. Rob Forrest.

Their dalliance reportedly occurred as he took home his salary along with perks including private trips with the mayor.

Though Barry apologized for her role in the affair when it became public, she refused at the time to step down as mayor.

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