Former Oakland Mayor Expected To Turn Himself In On Bigamy Charges
(West Memphis, AR) A former Oakland mayor who is accused of bigamy is expected to turn himself into deputies.
The Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office says they are in the process of issuing an arrest warrant for Scott Ferguson after the woman he married on Valentine’s Day filed a complaint with them.
We’re told former Oakland Mayor Scott Ferguson is with his parents in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Ferguson married Meguilina Mora at the Crittenden County Courthouse last month on St. Valentine’s Day.
Mora says she had no idea he was married.
This is the same woman who posted a scantily clad picture of Ferguson to Facebook and said, “Wow! The most sexy man in the universe.”
The Crittenden County Sheriff`s office expects an arrest warrant for bigamy charges to be filed against Ferguson by Monday.
“In Arkansas bigamy is a Class A Misdemeanor which carries a maximum fine of 11 months 29 days and up to a thousand dollar fine,” said Chief Mike Callender.
We could not reach Ferguson for comment today about the possible year he could spend in jail.
In past interviews he admitted to News Channel 3 he was unfaithful to his wife, and the power of his role as mayor was causing him to do things he never imagined.
At that time he also said Mora was only his friend, but according to court documents she was much more than that.
“When we chose a life of rebellion, I guess, or living immorally it blinds you to reason, and I look back and look at the neglect and think what have I done,” Ferguson told News Channel 3 earlier in March.
Chief Mike Callender says Ferguson is working with them, “I have had conversations with Mr. Ferguson he is aware of what`s happening and he has offered to come and turn himself in when the warrant is issued.”
This warrant comes as the state of Tennessee investigated the financial books of the city of Oakland amid allegations Ferguson misused city money.
When he resigned Ferguson told News Channel 3 his discussion was strictly over personal reasons and had nothing to do with the state investigation.
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