Phil Bonus resigns from Maitland City Council
Bonus linked to brothel bust in Orange County
Embattled Maitland City Councilman Phil Bonus has resigned from his post on the city council on Thursday.
Maitland City Mayor Howard Scheiferdecker tells Local 6 Bonus resigned from his position as vice mayor effective immediately. Scheiferdecker will hold a news conference at 4 p.m. on Friday to discuss Bonus' resignation.
Bonus came under fire as two scandals heaped public scrutiny on his ability to lead. He resigned himself from his post as president-elect at the Maitland Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. He failed to show up for a scheduled council meeting Monday night, but fellow members stripped him of his Vice Mayor title in his absence.
Last week, Bonus was linked to a prostitution case that listed him as having visited a brothel. Then, his DUI arrest from December 7, 2011 was made public as was dash cam video of his field sobriety test where he stumbled following an officer's commands.
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