Texas mayor resigns following accusations that she misused city funds to see Michelle Obama

Mayor Lyndia Thomas and Mayor Pro Tem Beckie Hayes of Forest Hill, Texas, resigned Wednesday shortly before a public hearing to determine whether or not they had misused city funds for tickets to attend former first lady Michelle Obama's book tour in Dallas.

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Thomas and Hayes stand accused of being improperly reimbursed for $545 worth of tickets for Michelle Obama's book tour. Although they resigned before their hearing, both officials claimed they were innocent.

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