Birmingham city councilor pleads guilty to interfering with voter
AL.com reports: Birmingham Councilwoman Lashunda Scales has accepted a plea bargain that eliminates felony charges against her, avoiding jail time and avoiding automatic removal from office.
On June 4 Scales was indicted on two felony charges and six counts of using her official office for personal gain and voter interference.
In an agreement reached this afternoon with Jefferson County District Attorney Brandon Falls and approved by Judge Tommy Nail, the counts against Scales were reduced to two and downgraded to one violation and one misdemeanor.
In exchange, Scales pleaded guilty to interfering with an elector, a minor legal violation, and a misdemeanor charge of unintentional use of public equipment. ...
The original four voter intimidation and interference counts stemmed from allegations from Jami L. Bryant that Scales attempted to "disturb, or prevent, or attempt to prevent" her from voting during the city's bond referendum held Oct. 9, 2012. -- Read the whole story --> Birmingham Councilwoman Lashunda Scales accepts plea bargain, avoids felony charges & retains office | al.com