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Effective Oct. 1

In apparent plea deal, Jerry Eversole resigns as Harris County Commissioner

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Jerry Eversole, shown leaving court earlier this week

After more than two decades in office, Harris County Commissioner Jerry Eversole has resigned, effective Oct. 1. The resignation, which came unexpectedly Monday afternoon, appears to be part of a plea bargain in connection with corruption charges against Eversole. Channel 13 reports that new indictments issued on Monday drop bribery charges against the commissioner, leaving only a single count of lying to the FBI. 

Eversole was scheduled to be retried on multiple charges of conspiracy, bribery and tax fraud next month. In March, a mistrial was declared on the charges after jurors failed to reach unanimous agreement. Ten of 12 jurors voted for conviction.

Eversole's replacement will be named by County Judge Ed Emmett.

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