Alabama governor testifies to grand jury; inquiry unclear

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has testified before a grand jury, according to a person briefed on his appearance. The revelation comes a day before legislators were to meet to push forward with efforts to impeach him over his relationship with a former aide.

Bentley appeared Wednesday. The person was not authorized to discuss a secret grand jury proceeding publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Montgomery Circuit Judge Gene Reese on May 23 granted a request from the attorney general’s office to convene a grand jury to investigate “certain matters.”  The request was filed by the head of the division that investigates public corruption. The grand jury was to be assembled July 11.

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