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Tennessee mayor resigns after public discovers he has two wives

By Mason White 12:16 PM March 11, 2013
Scott Ferguson 

By: Sarah Weiss
(Scroll down for video) The mayor in Oakland, Tennessee, resigned after his scandalous double life was discovered.

Mayor Scott Ferguson, resigned after he was found to have two wives. Each woman did not know the other one existed.

Ferguson is married to his first wife Laurie and they have four children together.

On Valentine’s Day, Ferguson married his second wife in West Memphis, Tennessee. His second wife Miguelina Mora had no idea that he was already married.

Mora learned about his first marriage only after she filed for a marriage certificate, according to reports.

Before being elected as mayor, Ferguson served as a pastor.

The mayor chose to resign after his scandal was publicized. He said he does not think he can be an effective leader because of his personal problems.

“I decided to resign because I have not been true to my wife and I have neglected my family,” he said.

In an telephone interview, the mayor said he is trying to save his marriage with his first wife.

His second wife Mora is asking the court to grant her alimony. She is also seeking a divorce or an annulment from the marriage on grounds of fraud since she was deceived by not knowing that he was already married.

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