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Linda Satter

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Federal Courts reporter

Federal Courts reporter

Recent Stories by Linda Satter

Bid to toss suit 'desperate,' Arkansan accusing city of violating constitutional rights says

posted: 03/23/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

In seeking the dismissal of a Sherwood woman's lawsuit alleging the city violated her constitutional rights while prosecuting her on hot-check charges, the city is "desperate" to recast her allegations as claims against a judge, she asserted Wednesday in a court filing.

Judges uphold bribery sentence of Arkansas businessman

posted: 03/23/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the 2016 bribery and wire-fraud convictions, and the correlating seven-year prison sentence, of businessman Ted Suhl of Warm Springs in northeast Arkansas.

Former Arkansas sheriff's deputy pleads innocent in extortion case

posted: 03/15/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Charles David Chastain, a former auxiliary deputy for the Arkansas County sheriff's office who is accused of forcing confidential informants to steal items for him, pleaded innocent Wednesday to three federal charges on which he was formally indicted last week.

Trial set in Little Rock fire that killed woman

posted: 03/15/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A wrongful-death lawsuit against the owner and operator of The Landings at Rock Creek Apartments on Chenal Parkway in Little Rock, where a woman died in a fire in August 2016, was set Wednesday to be tried beginning Jan. 14.

Gun trial for rapper's bodyguard postponed by request of his lawyer

posted: 03/13/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A trial that was scheduled to begin next week for Kentrell Dominique Gwynn, who is facing two federal gun charges related to his work as a bodyguard for Ricky Hampton, a Memphis rapper known as Finese2Tymes, was postponed Monday until Sept. 17.

Judge tosses suit over boy slain by Benton police

posted: 03/10/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Saying the officer had little choice but to shoot, a judge on Friday threw out a federal lawsuit claiming Benton police wrongly shot and killed a suicidal 17-year-old boy in October 2016 while he was moving a gun away from his head.

Jurors acquit 2 in west Little Rock jewelry heist

posted: 03/09/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Federal prosecutors failed to unmask the two masked men who held employees and a customer at gunpoint during a 2015 robbery of Roberson's Fine Jewelry, a jury decided Thursday in acquitting Oklahomans Darris Denton and Quinshod Shaw of all charges.

Almost got robbed, Little Rock robber testifies; jewel-heist jurors amused by bandits’ dilemma of whether to call police

posted: 03/08/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Jurors laughed Wednesday as Tony Eugene Gabriel of Oklahoma City described behind-the-scenes activities after the dramatic Sept. 22, 2015, armed robbery of Roberson's Fine Jewelers in west Little Rock.

Probation granted in theft of $71,880

posted: 03/08/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A federal judge on Monday ordered Pamela Neal to repay $71,880 in Social Security survivor benefits that she admittedly continued to collect for eight years on behalf of a child after the benefits expired.

Employees recount heist at west Little Rock jewelry store

posted: 03/07/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

It was 11:44 a.m. on Sept. 22, 2015. Paris Henderson and Laura Segraves were working behind the main counter at Roberson's Fine Jewelers in the Pleasant Ridge Town Center on Cantrell Road, facing the front doors that opened onto the parking lot.






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