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Ex-Oakland mayor married to 2 women

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OAKLAND, Tenn. (FOX13) -

According to the Crittenden County, Ark., Clerk's Office former Oakland, Tenn., Mayor Scott Ferguson, who stepped down earlier in the week, is married to two women.

Crittenden County records state Ferguson married Miguelina Mora of Cordova, Tenn., a few weeks ago on Feb. 14. As well, a marriage license in Mississippi shows that Ferguson married Lori, the mother of his four children, in June 2000.

The news of his infidelity has Oakland residents sickened and riled up by Ferguson's actions, Who by the way is a former preacher.

MORE: Ferguson resigns as Oakland mayor amid controversy

With a Tennessee state audit of Oakland's books and now a bigamy investigation, the future could hold criminal charges in both his professional and personal life.

"If I hadn't been kind of a settled down kind of guy, sparks would have definitely flown," said Bill Mullin, who admits they were never friends.

But even the man who Ferguson beat in the 2010 Oakland mayoral race couldn't believe the news that Ferguson is married to two women.

"I think we all knew he was going down but my God, two wives?"

However, there's no record of a divorce between Ferguson and his first wife Lori.

Neighbors who lived by Scott and Lori Ferguson say that the former mayor had been living at the house during the November 2012 election, but had not been spotted much at the Oakland residence lately. The former mayor's Twitter account reflects that the family was spending time together in late October.

On Oct. 27, 2012, Ferguson tweeted in part "heading to Cypress Creek Park with Lori and the kids."

Ferguson stepped down March 4 citing marital problems for his resignation.
Wednesday, a state audit was launched to look into potential mishandling of the city's finances.

"From what I see, he's probably going to be in a lot of trouble," Mullin said.

Since Ferguson's second marriage was in Crittenden County, Ark., the sheriff's department there will be the one handling the bigamy investigation.

Bigamy in Arkansas is a Class A misdemeanor, which means Ferguson could face  a year in prison and up to a $2,500 fine.

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