Rising Democrat star and Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has resigned after pleading guilty to felony theft charges in criminal court.
Barry’s resignation came after months of intense Nashville news coverage about her relationship with the former head of her security detail, Sgt. Robert Forrest Jr.
Barry appeared in court Tuesday morning and pleaded guilty to theft of property over $10,000. She will pay $11,000 in restitution and serve three years’ probation. After that time, she will be able to apply to have it expunged from her record.
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The issue of gun violence gained prominence around the time of Barry’s September inauguration when nightly reports of homicides put Nashville on pace to