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Arkansas lobbyist plea deal describes give, take; ‘Santa is coming,’ one email says

By Doug Thompson

This article was originally published June 10, 2018 at 4:30 a.m. Updated June 11, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Milton "Rusty" Cranford

Eddie Cooper

Jake Files

Micah Neal

Hank Wilkins

Jeremy Hutchinson

A $1 million state grant went to lobbyist Milton "Rusty" Cranford's biggest client in 2013. The same year the legislator behind the grant, then-state Sen. Jon Woods, got to watch the St. Louis Cardinals play in the World Series compliments of that client.

Eddie Cooper

Jake Files

Micah Neal

Hank Wilkins

Jeremy Hutchinson

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JMort69 says... June 10, 2018 at 7:40 a.m.

Just look at all the dirty legislators. This publication might want to wait and do one large edition dedicated to nothing but mugshots of the crooks in our legislature. Otherwise, I don't think they will have room for all of their pics. LOCK THEM UP, LOCK THEM UP!!

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PopMom says... June 10, 2018 at 8:31 a.m.

Good journalism. Many of the state's leading businesses give large contributions to politicians and get lots of state business--the Koch brothers, bond houses, law firms etc. etc. Kick the rascals out.

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Nodmcm says... June 10, 2018 at 9:13 a.m.

Maybe President Trump will pardon them all. Note that the two biggest fish, Sen. Hutchinson and ex-CFO Goss, skated. The big problem I see is allowing entities like Preferred, with business before the state, to hire senator/lawyers like Hutchinson. He wasn't charged perhaps because the alleged bribery payments were considered legal fees and the World Series tickets 'gifts' from a client. If all of the legislators had been attorneys, they could have all claimed the payments as legal fees, and possibly avoided charges. Moral of this story--get that law license before running for the legislature.

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NoUserName says... June 10, 2018 at 9:58 a.m.

Nod - " Note that the two biggest fish, Sen. Hutchinson and ex-CFO Goss, skated. "
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Because the investigation is over? I'm surprised you can put pants on the in the morning.
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"Teach for America. Hutchinson sponsored the two bills in 2015 that appropriated the money. The appropriation went to the benefit of the Little Rock School District"
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That is NOT what was written yesterday. Note that the ADG publisher and other local business leaders matched the grant. We'll see just how much investigative reporting the TfA appropriation gets.

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tahmo54 says... June 10, 2018 at 10:04 a.m.

This corrupt legislature is trying to take our rights, put a big government price on life, and take over our courts. Vote NO on Issue One.

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Goad says... June 10, 2018 at 10:22 a.m.

Should have raised eyebrows when 2 million $ was given to drug prevention/treatment. Leg never funded drug treatment always Feds. So, look at all GIF funds distributed before & after this event. Don’t be surprised what is found.

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TimberTopper says... June 11, 2018 at 9:01 a.m.

This is what the people get when they fail to do their homework on politicians, and just vote because of one issue or whomever has the most to be spend for their benefit on TV.

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