Service is what many people in the Monroe community say Robert "Red" Stevens and Arthur Gilmore are all about. And according to their resumes, that's true. Both men have served the community as council men for nearly 15 years.
According to district attorney Jerry Jones, Gilmore also served in his office for 15 years. But, after yesterdays announcement, Gilmore's career in the DA's office ended.
NBC 10 obtained a letter from Gilmore to Jones saying quote "I am resigning effective immediately."
But, we caught up with Gilmore's attorney, Charles Kincade. He says don't look for the same statement to the city council.
Kincade said, "He will not step down as a council member. He has been an effective public servant for years, he has done a good job representing his district and there is no intention to relinquish those duties."
But, as U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley spelled out yesterday, Gilmore and Stevens are facing some serious accusations from a seemingly confident government.
Finley said, "But, I want to make it clear that the acts alleged in indictment are a pervasive patterns in violation of their duties to the citizens of Monroe."
The city of Monroe's attorney Nanci Summersgil said Robert Stevens hasn't resigned from the council either. So, it looks like both men will have a full plate for a long time because Kincade says the legal battle could last for years.