Former House Speaker Rod Jetton to leave politics
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Former House Speaker Rod Jetton to leave politics

Date: December 8, 2009
By: Max Reiss
State Capitol Bureau

Intro:  In the wake of assault charges and a damaged reputation, former House Speaker Rod Jetton leaves politics.
RunTime:  0:35
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Wrap: That's according to Rod Jetton's lawyer.

The former Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives turned himself in to the Cole County Sheriff Monday night to face assault charges.

Jetton will close his consulting firm which he's run since he was term limited following the 2008 legislative session.

His firm worked for some high profile Missouri lawmakers: Senate Appropriations Chair Rob Mayer and House Majority Floor Leader Steven Tilley - both republicans.

Mayer said he was shocked and disappointed when he heard about Jetton.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Max Reiss, newsradio 1120 KMOX.


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