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Nashville Mayor Megan Barry (WSMV) Nashville Mayor Megan Barry (WSMV)

Emails show Barry asked staff to transfer photos from ex-bodyguard's phone Video included

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Never-before-seen emails tell a story about Megan Barry’s final weeks in the mayor’s office, including one's instructing staffers to save photos on Sgt. Forrest's phone and recommending his daughter for a prestigious leadership program. 

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Why Megan Barry's guilty plea could one day vanish Video included

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In three years, former Nashville mayor Megan Barry’s plea of guilty in court will be erased. Not from the public’s memory, but from the public record.

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Barry pleads guilty to criminal charge, resigns as mayor Video included

Megan Barry plead guilty on charge of theft of property more than $10,000. (Photo: Metro Nashville Police Department) Megan Barry plead guilty on charge of theft of property more than $10,000. (Photo: Metro Nashville Police Department)
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Nashville Mayor Megan Barry pleaded guilty to theft of property charges on Tuesday morning and will resign later this morning, according to the plea agreement.

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I-Team: Behind the crimes committed by Barry, Forrest Video included

Former Mayor Megan Barry and her bodyguard, Sgt. Rob Forrest accepted a plea deal in lieu of federal theft charges. (Metro Nashville Police Dept.) Former Mayor Megan Barry and her bodyguard, Sgt. Rob Forrest accepted a plea deal in lieu of federal theft charges. (Metro Nashville Police Dept.)
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What prompted the sudden resignation of the mayor and her former bodyguard, as well as their guilty pleas to felony theft charges today? The News4 I-Team's Chief Investigative Reporter Jeremy Finley has been working his sources for the answers. 

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I-Team: At $395 an hour, council investigation into Mayor Barry could be costly Video included

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If Metro Council approves a Memphis law firm to launch an investigation into the Mayor Megan Barry's extramarital affair, taxpayers will have no idea how much it could cost until a month later.

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Pay increased to firm weeks before their attorney wrote opinion for mayor

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A revised contract for the law firm lobbying for metro government shows they received a sizable pay increase just weeks before one of their own lawyers wrote an opinion that supported a controversial request from the mayor.

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Councilman: Mayor’s camp bullying district attorney Video included

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry (WSMV) Nashville Mayor Megan Barry (WSMV)
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A Metro councilman-at-large is criticizing the mayor of Nashville for “creating a sort of veiled threat” to the district attorney’s office.

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TBI to investigate if Mayor Barry broke law during affair with bodyguard

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District Attorney General Glenn Funk has asked the TBI to investigate whether Nashville Mayor Megan Barry or others violated any criminal law, according to a statement from the D.A.’s office.

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Nashville mayor admits affair with security chief Video included

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Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has admitted that she had an affair with the former head of her security detail, according to a statement released by the Mayor's office on Wednesday.

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I-Team: Mayor, bodyguard lingered on taxpayer-funded trips after public events

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On more than one occasion, Mayor Megan Barry and her former bodyguard stayed on taxpayer-funded trips for days after completing city business. The News 4 I-Team discovered that in some cases, the pair did not immediately fly back to Nashville after scheduled public events ended.

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I-Team: Did taxpayer money fund any part of Mayor Barry's affair?

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The News4 I-Team's Chief Investigative Reporter Jeremy Finley looked into how taxpayer dollars were spent on solo trips between the mayor and her bodyguard, Robert Forrest, including the stunning overtime pay he's earned on her detail since she took office. 

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