Privette Resigining Because He Says He's Moving

Cabarrus County commissioner Coy Privette says he's resigning because he's moving, not because of his guilty plea to prostitution-related charges.

The 74-year-old Privette has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor
charges of aiding and abetting prostitution. Prosecutors say he
paid a woman for sex six times in May and June.

Privete is not legally required to resign because the charges
against him weren't felonies. He said Monday he would resign if he
has some say in choosing his replacement. Later in the week,

Privette said he'd stay on the commission if he wasn't moving. The former Baptist minister and state House member now says he
and his wife plan to move from Kannapolis to Thomasville.


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