Report: Bannister offered to resign in exchange for no indictment

The special grand jury elected not to indict Bannister in exchange for his resignation rather than let his future depend on the outcome on a criminal trial, Fox 5 television reported.  The television station obtained a copy of the grand jury’s report, which a judge has sealed until Nov. 2.

Bannister resigned Oct. 8 after appearing before the grand jury, which has been investigating county land deals.

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