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Alabama governor sued in latest fallout from scandal

Gov. Robert Bentley's former law enforcement secretary sued his old boss Tuesday, saying that Bentley wrongly fired him.

Spencer Collier, who the day after his firing accused Bentley of having an affair with an adviser, says in the lawsuit that Bentley and the adviser, Rebekah Mason, made misleading statements to the media to try to discredit him.

"Their lies have hurt me financially, have severely damaged my reputation and they have made it their mission to permanently end my career in law enforcement," Collier said in a statement.

The lawsuit is the latest twist in a sordid political tale that has engulfed the 73-year-old governor. It has been punctuated...

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