San Jose, California: The Santa Clara County Sheriff resigned her office Monday, amid a pay-to-play corruption trial.

Laurie Smith was the first female sheriff in the state and her long tenure is now over in a cloud of scandal.

The lawyer for the sheriff moved to have the case thrown out late Monday afternoon, while the jury still works to reach a verdict.

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith informed the Board of Supervisors in this one-line letter that she was leaving office effective Monday.

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