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Former mayor's bigamy sentence suspended

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(WMC-TV) - The former Oakland, Tennessee mayor's sentence of one year in jail was suspended by a judge Thursday afternoon.

Scott Ferguson was accused of bigamy, for marrying a second woman while already being married to the mother of his four children.

The former Church of Christ preacher was scheduled to appear in a Marion courtroom at 3 p.m. His appearance was unexpectedly moved to 1 p.m.

Court documents show Ferguson married Migeulina Mora, of Cordova, on Valentine's Day in West Memphis.

"The clerk's office called me to perform a ceremony," said Justice of the Peace Claude Steele. "I went in, picked up the certificate, went and had the ceremony. Everything went great. Then I heard over channel five that there was a mistake made."

After two months, Mora is now asking for a divorce or an annulment.

Ferguson admitted to Action News 5 last month that he stepped down as Oakland Mayor because of his infidelity to his wife, Laurie. He told Janice Broach he wanted to work things out with his wife, but he did not say which wife he was referring to.

In court Thursday afternoon, Ferguson paid a $350 fine, a clerk cost of $100, and a one year suspended sentence.

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