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#ALpolitics @GovernorBentley’s Forbidden Love – Part 4

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, September 13, 2015

Forbidden Love

Robert Bentley’s Secret Love Affair – Part 4

By Donald V. Watkins
©Copyrighted and Published (via Facebook) on September 13, 2015
Used with permission

State of the Union

The state of Alabama is flat broke.
The Legislature is in the midst of the Second Special Session
that was called to pass a
General Fund budget for 2015-2016,
having failed the task during both the
Regular Session
and the
First Special Session.

Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard, (R, 79, Lee County/Auburn) is indicted on 23 state Felony Ethics Violation charges, which he earlier championed and helped pass, though he now claims they're "unconstitutional."

Mugshot, Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard, (R, 79, Lee County-Auburn) is indicted on 23 state Felony Ethics Violation charges, changes to the law which he championed, and with the legislature, helped pass in 2010, though he now claims they’re “unconstitutional,” and “vague.”

Alabama has been named one of the most corrupt states in America by researchers at Harvard University.

Mike Hubbard, Alabama’s speaker of the house, is currently under indictment for twenty-three felony counts of ethics law violations.

Mugshot, then-Federal Judge Mark E. Fuller, Montgomery District

Mugshot, then-Federal Judge Mark E. Fuller, Middle District of Alabama, of his Atlanta arrest for a drug & alcohol-fueled beating of his wife in an area hotel

Former Montgomery federal judge Mark E. Fuller was forced to resign August 1st because he was arrested last year for viciously beating his second wife Kelli. He also cheated on Kelli with his young female law clerk.

Governor Robert Bentley’s wife Dianne, 72, is suing him for a divorce after 50 years of marriage because of his illicit love affair with senior political advisor/paramour Rebekah Caldwell Mason. Dianne is seeking title to their home, alimony, and the payment of her attorney’s fees. The governor’s handpicked judge has sealed the divorce records from public view.

Alabama Governor Bentley with paramour/ Rebekah Caldwell Mason

Alabama Governor Bentley with paramour Rebekah Caldwell Mason. Formerly his Communication Director, Mrs. Mason was quickly “promoted” to “Senior Political Adviser.” Her Twitter autobiography states “Wife, Mom of 3. Fan of Football. Business Owner. Senior Advisor for a great Gov.” She is married to Jon Mason, a former weatherman at WVUA23, a low-power university-owned & operated television station in Tuscaloosa heavily reliant upon student staffing, who was appointed Director of Serve Alabama, in the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Volunteer Service.

The governor is also estranged from his four sons because of his betrayal of their mother. In essence, the governor has betrayed his entire family, not to mention the 4.8 million people in the state of Alabama, in a selfish act of lust and love.

In her official state biography on the Governor's website, it states, "If Mrs. Bentley can be remembered for one thing as First Lady, she hopes that the people of Alabama will remember her stand for Christ. After all, the Bentleys feel that they have been called “for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14) and always strive to remain in God’s will."

In Dianne Bentley’s official state biography on the Governor’s website, it states, “If Mrs. Bentley can be remembered for one thing as First Lady, she hopes that the people of Alabama will remember her stand for Christ. After all, the Bentleys feel that they have been called “for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14) and always strive to remain in God’s will.”

Up until July 24th, the night when Dianne spent her 50th wedding anniversary alone, she thought there was a glimmer of hope that the governor would come to his senses and return to his marriage and family. She was wrong.

Wendell Ray Lewis, the former head of the governor’s security detail, took an early retirement from his job because he could no longer, in good conscience, watch and facilitate Bentley’s betrayal of Dianne as he romanced Rebekah. In the end, Lewis was loyal to Dianne.

Bentley’s close personal friends in Tuscaloosa think he has lost his mind over Rebekah. Friends, including fellow University of Alabama trustee Paul Bryant, Jr., have ended their friendship with the governor over his love affair with Rebekah.

The carefully crafted “Christian” image developed for the governor by Rebekah during the 2010 campaign has been shattered. Bentley’s self-portrait as a philanderer and home-wrecker has emerged publicly in the aftermath of Dianne’s divorce filing.

Paul W. Bryant, Jr., sometimes also known as "Little Bear," after his father Paul "Bear" Bryant, is a member of the University of Alabama Board of Trustees

Paul W. Bryant, Jr., sometimes also known as “Little Bear,” after his father Paul “Bear” Bryant, as a member, and former president of the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees, has come under increasing criticism and scrutiny for his role in manipulating higher education in Alabama, including  a role in the thwarted elimination of football at UAB, and lack of representation on the board by UAH.

In a cunning move, the governor stashed away $500,000 of cash from the marital estate, saving it for his life with Rebekah after the divorce. He laundered this money in a series of structured transfers, starting with a personal loan to his campaign account. Following that, he transferred the money from his campaign to his newly formed non-profit organization, the Alabama Council for Excellent Government, which promptly made concealed payments to Rebekah Mason for “services” rendered. The loan can be repaid to Bentley after his divorce has been finalized.

Attorney Joe Espy speaks to media outside the entrance to VictoryLand in Shorter, Ala., on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. photo by Laura Chramer/Opelika-Auburn News

Attorney Joe Espy speaks to media outside the entrance to VictoryLand in Shorter, Ala., on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. photo by Laura Chramer/Opelika-Auburn News

The governor has secured the legal services of Joe Espy, a Montgomery attorney and fellow University of Alabama trustee, to handle his potential criminal exposure for using state resources to carry out his illicit love affair. This arrangement may well violate Section 36-25-13(e) of the Alabama Code because Espy serves as UA trustee, along with Bentley. Espy cannot sit on the UA board as an agent of the state and represent Bentley in a legal matter in which the state has a direct and substantial interest. In Bentley’s case, the state is a white-collar crime victim. Bentley’s use of state resources and campaign funds to romance Rebekah for personal gratification is illegal under state and federal law, just as his hiring of Espy is prohibited under state law.

Furthermore, Bentley’s case is dripping with evidence of criminal conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering, and racketeering violations under federal law. At the end of the day, Robert Bentley is nothing more than a marital cheater and “run-of-the-mill” crook who sponsored his illicit love affair with Rebekah using taxpayers’ dollars and campaign donations.

Luther Strange (R) was re-elected Alabama's 49th Attorney General on November 4, 2014.

Luther Strange (R) was re-elected Alabama’s 49th Attorney General on November 4, 2014.

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange is too weak and scared to handle a criminal case of this magnitude.

Loretta E. Lynch was sworn in as the 83rd Attorney General of the United States by Vice President Joe Biden on April 27, 2015. President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Ms. Lynch on November 8, 2014.

Loretta E. Lynch was sworn in as the 83rd Attorney General of the United States by Vice President Joe Biden on April 27, 2015. President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Ms. Lynch on November 8, 2014.

Montgomery U.S. Attorney George L. Beck, Jr., has a conflict of interest because of his close personal relationship with David Byrne, the governor’s chief legal advisor.

Bentley’s marital infidelity is an embarrassment to the state of Alabama. It is one thing for Bentley, 72, to make a fool out of himself by romancing Rebekah, 43, with his own money; it is criminal for him to do it with taxpayers’ money.

However, hope is not lost. The U.S. has a new Attorney General, Ms. Loretta Lynch, who seems willing and capable of taking on the big-name white-collar criminals. All of the information and evidence gathered during the course of our year-long investigation will be sent to the Attorney General in Washington, along with a request for a thorough criminal investigation by seasoned federal prosecutors.

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