AG Steve Marshall put the investigation under the guidance of Ellen Brooks, the former Montgomery County District Attorney. Brooksconfirms that Bentleys departure from office did not stop that effort. She tells WHNT News 19,The state, the people deserve that. This needs to be resolved one way or the other. Now, part of the Bentley plea deal that resulted in his resignation includes immunity for himself, so who else are they targeting? Brooks explains,I can only say that other people, other facts are being examined and have been. Its just not concluded as to them. Sheeven offers an olive branch to former Bentley administration members, though perhaps one with thorns, Certainly if any of them want to step forward and offer to plead guilty, Im here and willing to listen. But we are continuing, and its an active investigation. Before you take someone to trial, you need a grand jury to give you an indictment. find outIn a long corruption scandal like this one, the grand jury is on the jobfor months, and youre updating them on new evidence as you collect it. The grand jury decides on criminal charges.
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