The former mayor of a Louisiana town has pleaded no contest to charges related to malfeasance and inappropriately leasing SUVs.
Former Clinton Mayor Lori Bell entered the plea Monday and gave up rights to a trial.
Prosecutors agreed to reduce Bell’s malfeasance charge to a public finance misdemeanor.
The court decided Bell couldn’t seek re-election, must submit to one year of probation, and must pay a compulsory fee of $500.
Bell was accused of leasing four SUVs for about $200,000 without the town board’s permission.
Bell resigned in November after a tumultuous term that has seen her arrested multiple times on malfeasance charges.
She was elected in 2012.