Corruption probe leads to deputy AG’s resignation

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – State Attorney General Luther Strange says Deputy Attorney General Sonny Reagan resigned his position after the attorney general sought to fire him over issues stemming from the government corruption investigation in Lee County.

Strange sent a letter to his staff saying Reagan formed relationships with people who had an interest in undermining the investigation that ultimately led to House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s indictment. Strange said Reagan was using lawyers who were representing two defendants in the probe. Strange said he decided to terminate Reagan based on breaching his duty to the state, failing to safeguard confidences of the attorney general’s office, and violating colleagues’ trust.

Reagan worked for the state for 15 years and served as the attorney general’s top lawyer on gambling cases. He resigned Dec. 2.

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