Eleanor Boudreau

Millington Mayor Richard Hodges will be arraigned on two counts of bribery Friday. Early information points to the mayor having a problem with gambling.

Hodges will retire as mayor effective January 13. In a statement Hodges wrote, “I have been told that many residents of Millington are losing confidence in me. I cannot let this stand.” But Hodges is tight-lipped about the charges against him. “My situation is still under litigation and at the advice of my attorney I have no comment,” Hodges said.