Spokesman: Beebe expected to ask Darr to resign

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A spokesman for Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says he expects the governor to ask Lt. Gov. Mark Darr to resign now that Darr has signed a settlement letter to pay $11,000 in fines to address complaints against him.

Beebe spokesman Matt DeCample said Monday that he expects Beebe to request that Darr step aside given that Beebe was prepared to ask a state senator to step down in a separate ethics case last spring.

The Ethics Commission released a letter Monday offering Darr a settlement to claims that he misspent campaign funds and failed to keep complete records. The commission proposed $1,000 fines for each of 11 violations and said that, by signing, Darr agreed with the findings.

A lawyer for Darr did not return a message for comment.

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