Nashville Mayor&nbspMegan Barry&nbsp(D) has resigned from office after pleading guilty on Tuesday to legal thievery of property over $10,000 after being charged with misusing public funds throughout an affair having a former police bodyguard.

Craig&rsquos plea included a contract to compensate the town $11,000 and serve 3 years&rsquo without supervision probation for any susipicious activity regarding city funds between March 2016 and The month of january 2018, prosecutors said.&nbspIf she completes the agreement, the costs could be ignored and expunged.

Former Metropolitan Nashville Police Department Sgt.&nbspRobert Forrest, who had been charged with financially taking advantage of the affair with Craig and resigned soon after, also pleaded guilty to criminal thievery , the Tennessean reported. He decided to pay $45,000 restitution towards the city.

A charging document, acquired through the Tennessean, didn’t detail how Craig&rsquos restitution was calculated. The pair&rsquos relationship, however, had sparked concern on whether Forrest&rsquos six-digit overtime pay over the last three years was legitimate and whether their affair included in her decision to not support a civilian review board from the pressure.

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Nashville Mayor Megan Craig, observed in 2017,&nbsppleaded guilty to legal thievery of property over $10,000.

Just before Tuesday, the mayor’s office had denied any suggestions that they misused travel time or taxpayers&rsquo money due to their relationship.

In a morning press conference, Craig thanked her supporters who arrived at to her &ldquoduring these many difficult and seeking several weeks,&rdquo in addition to Nashville&rsquos citizens and her staff.

&ldquoI sincerely hope and think that my very own actions won’t tarnish or else detract coming from all the truly amazing work they do,&rdquo she stated inside a statement.

Vice Mayor David Briley is anticipated to become sworn into office as her substitute.

This development comes roughly per month after she&nbspadmitted to an affair with Forrest.

Both Craig and Forrest are married, though Forrest’s wife recently filed for divorce.&nbspBarry&rsquos husband, Bruce Craig, has expressed ongoing support for her&nbspon social networking.

News from the scandal brought Nashville&rsquos City Council to produce a special committee to find out whether she’d misused public funds because of the affair.

The Tennessean&rsquos editorial board encouraged her resignation in a piece published a week ago. It adopted an early on editorial through the news outlet entitled: “Megan Barry betrayed Nashville.”

Craig grew to become the town&rsquos first female mayor when sworn into office in 2015.

This story continues to be updated following news of Craig&rsquos resignation.

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