Rebekah Mason

Former Alabama Governor Attempts Comeback on Social Media

Former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is attempting to revive his battered reputation on social media after his administration ended in scandal. The former governor has launched the “Bentley for Alabama” website and reactivated his social media accounts. The website discusses positive achievements such as his promise to not take a state paycheck until the unemployment rate significantly declined. Bentley told…

Alabama Ethics Commission Finds Probable Cause Bentley Violated Ethics Laws

The Alabama Ethics Commission says there’s probable cause Gov. Robert Bentley broke state ethics law in connection with a scandal involving his former top aide Rebekah Mason. The commission vote was 3 to 1, and one abstention. It released its decision following hearing that lasted more than 9 hours. Members went behind closed doors Wednesday to consider the matter. The…

Political Analyst Steve Flowers Weighs in on Lawsuit Filed against Gov. Bentley

Former security chief for the governor, Ray Lewis filed a lawsuit against Governor Robert Bentley and his former top aide Rebekah Mason. In the lawsuit he alleges that the governor had a physical and sexual affair with Rebekah Mason. Political Analyst Steve Flowers shares his thoughts on the allegations. “They’re probably pretty accurate and candid,” he explained, “because this is…

Bentley Spokeswoman Says Mason Not Returning to Office

A spokeswoman for Gov. Robert Bentley says the governor’s former political adviser – whose relationship with the governor became part of an impeachment probe is not returning to the administration. Bentley spokeswoman Yasamie August issued the clarification Thursday after Bentley became testy when a reporter asked if Rebekah Caldwell Mason was returning to the administration. Bentley became visibly irritated and…

Bentley offers to meet privately with impeachment committee

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is offering to meet privately with members of an impeachment committee to answer any questions they have for him. Bentley sent letters Thursday to House Judiciary Committee members asking for a Nov. 10 meeting in his office. The governor said he wanted to have an open discussion and would try to answer all questions posed to…

Bentley, Others Subpoenaed in Impeachment Investigation

Subpoenas were issued to Gov. Robert Bentley and several other people and corporations Thursday for documents pertaining to the House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment investigation against the governor. It wants Bentley’s financial records, tax returns, schedule, cell phone bills and related documents, starting from when he became governor in 2011. According to committee chairman, Rep. Mike Jones, R-Andalusia, “these individuals and…

Spencer Collier Says Rebekah Mason Shouldn’t be Allowed to Delay Case

Alabama News Network has new court documents relating to the case involving the former secretary of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Spencer Collier. He’s filed a lawsuit saying he was wrongfully fired from his job. In the latest documents, Collier’s attorney says defendant Rebekah Mason should not be allowed to delay the case. Collier’s attorney does say Mason can choose to remain…

Bentley’s Nonprofit Group Asks to be Dismissed From Lawsuit

Gov. Robert Bentley’s nonprofit group wants out of a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by the governor’s former law enforcement secretary. The Alabama Council for Excellent Government filed a motion Tuesday seeking to be dismissed as a defendant in the civil case. Former Law Enforcement Secretary Spencer Collier filed a lawsuit against Bentley and his former political adviser Rebekah Mason accusing…

Gov. Bentley Looks to Dismiss Lawsuit Filed by Spencer Collier

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is looking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former law enforcement secretary Spencer Collier. Bentley’s attorneys said in a motion filed Monday that claims Collier makes in his complaint are vague and should be dismissed or clarified. Bentley fired Collier in March and said an internal review found possible misuse of state funds within the Alabama…

Enough Signatures Gained to Begin Impeachment Efforts Against Gov. Bentley

A state lawmaker says he has enough signatures to re-ignite an impeachment effort against Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley. Republican Rep. Ed Henry announced Thursday that he had obtained 23 signatures on impeachment articles. The announcement came after the House passed a rule change requiring 21 votes to start an impeachment investigation. That thwarted Henry’s earlier effort with 11 signatures. Henry…