Mayor Barry Pleads Guilty to Felony Theft

Mayor Pleads GuiltyMayor Barry, a Democrat, announced her resignation at a packed morning news conference at the mayor’s office. It came after she pleaded guilty in court a half-hour earlier as part of a negotiated agreement with District Attorney Glenn Funk to felony theft over $10,000 related to her affair with her former police bodyguard.

A subdued Barry neither apologized nor addressed the criminal charges.

“Today is primarily about the smooth transition from my administration to that of Vice Mayor’s Briley,” she said instead.

Read more here: Tennessean


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