Alabama lawmaker pleads guilty to campaign finance charges

Sep 15, 2020



Former Alabama State Senator David Burkette has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor campaign finance charge.

A plea deal for Burkette was filed in the Montgomery County Circuit Court on Monday. 

The Montgomery Advertiser reports that, under the terms of the deal, Burkette would pay a $3,000 fine and waive his right to appeal. In return, the prosecution would not seek restitution or demand a particular sentence.

The charge levelled against Burkette stems from his 2015 run for the Montgomery City Council. The 63-year-old Burkette, a Democrat, was accused of depositing just over $3,600 in campaign contributions into his personal bank account or cashing them.