Bettencourt announced Friday , because of his new job as executive director of the New Hampshire Legal Rights Foundation. But Giuda, R-Chichester, alleges it was related to false internship reports. Bettencourt was interning, at least in part, through Giuda's law practice. Read about it on the New Hampshire Union Leader website.
In an interview with Patch on Friday, Bettencourt said he will be the spokesman for the NHLRF and will be fundraising on their behalf. This caused the potential for conflict of interest, which he said was a motivating factor in his resignation.