Subscribe Register Login

Sunday, August 31, 2014, 5:19 a.m.
Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal

Judge orders separate trial on new Shoffner counts

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 14, 2014 at 1:50 p.m.

former-arkansas-treasurer-martha-shoffner-leaves-the-federal-courthouse-thursday-june-27-2013-in-little-rock-with-her-attorney-chuck-banks-after-pleading-not-guilty-to-14-federal-counts-of-extortion-and-bribery

Former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner leaves the federal courthouse Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Little Rock with her attorney, Chuck Banks after pleading not guilty to 14 federal counts of extortion and bribery.

A federal judge has ordered a separate trial for former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner on charges she spent thousands from her re-election campaign on personal items such as clothing and cosmetics.

U.S. District Court Judge J. Leon Holmes on Friday granted Shoffner's request to be tried separately on the 10 counts of mail fraud she faces over the campaign cash. A federal grand jury earlier this month indicted Shoffner on the charges, adding them to charges filed last year accusing her of steering state investments to a broker who gave her $36,000 in cash.

Shoffner is set to go on trial March 3 over the charges related to the broker payments. Holmes said he'll set a trial date later for the mail fraud counts.

Shoffner, a Democrat, resigned in May.

Comments on: Judge orders separate trial on new Shoffner counts

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2 total comments

Firefighter says... February 14, 2014 at 2:28 p.m.

Should've spent more on makeup.

( | suggest removal )

GWayne says... February 14, 2014 at 11:42 p.m.

She'll go free.Someones in her pocket!

( | suggest removal )

  • page
  • 1
Click here to make a comment

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

TOP JOBS

  • Purchasing/buyer

    purchasing/buyer Hot Springs Company Responsibilities will i...
    HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, AR

  • Outside sales representatives

    Needed! - 25 Hour Work Week - 3:00pm to 8:00pm Monday-Frida...
    Little Rock, AR

  • Commercialcarpenters

    carpenters, commercial, wanted. Pay to $20 hour with benefit...
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Bodyshop technician

    bodyshop technicianmust have own handtools, and5 yrs. bodysh...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Craneoperator

    crane operator neededfor shutdown Crane Operator needed for ...
    EL DORADO, AR

Search 1128 jobs >

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online