Alabama mayor removed from office after guilty plea

Trial Gavel Sentence

LAFAYETTE, Ala. (AP) – The mayor of an eastern Alabama city has pleaded guilty to using his official position or office for personal gain.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said Lanett Mayor Jonathon Kyle McCoy was immediately removed from office following Wednesday’s plea for felony ethics violations.

He is barred from holding office in the future. Chambers County Circuit Judge Steve Perryman set sentencing for Oct. 26.

McCoy, who was elected in October 2015, faces possible penalties of two to 20 years behind bars and fines of up to $30,000 for each of the two felony convictions.

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9/22/2021 5:17:15 PM (GMT -5:00)

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