State Treasurer Lorelee Byrd Will Resign
State Treasurer Lorelee Byrd has decided she will resign. Her decision follows a four-month investigation into financial irregularities in her office. Her resignation was announced by Attorney General Jon Bruning at a new conference Tuesday afternoon.
Byrd pled guilty last week to one misdemeanor count of official misconduct. She was investigated for writing 300-thousand dollars in checks February 21st and keeping them in her vault. Her resignation won't take effect until January 6th.
Lorelee Byrd tried to work a deal with the Attorney General's office Monday. Her attorney's wanted to eliminate her sentencing in exchange for her resignation. Bruning declined and Byrd resigned anyway.