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Robinson keeps low profile in treasurer's post

By The Associated Press

This article was published May 30, 2014 at 12:28 p.m.

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Charles Robinson (right), a former state auditor, answers questions after he was appointed Wednesday, May 29, 2014, by Gov. Beebe as state treasurer, filling the post after Martha Shoffner resigned after being charged with extortion.

A year after he was appointed to take over Arkansas' scandal-plagued state treasurer's office, Charles Robinson has fulfilled the goal laid out for him by the governor and lawmakers: Keep the low-profile office out of the news.

Beebe and lawmakers are praising Robinson, who was appointed to the post a year ago this week. Robinson replaced ex-Treasurer Martha Shoffner, a Democrat who resigned last year after being arrested in an FBI sting. Shoffner was convicted on 14 bribery and extortion charges after prosecutors said she steered state business to a bond broker who gave her cash payments.

Robinson said he's been focusing on addressing the problems with the office and implementing a state law overhauling the post.

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K5LJC says... May 30, 2014 at 7:41 p.m.

A sad state of affairs when someone makes the news because they Didn't rob or cheat or steal from their employers! Thank you Mr Robinson for being an honest man! There are entirely too few of those!

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