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Linda Satter

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Federal Courts reporter

Federal Courts reporter

Recent Stories by Linda Satter

Mann suggests having AG hold seized weapons

posted: 08/30/2014 2:47 a.m. Discuss

From a federal prison where he is serving a life sentence, former Russellville physician Randeep Mann weighed in Friday against federal prosecutors' recent request to destroy some 93 machine guns and silencers seized from him in 2009.

Cheated on returns, admits tax preparer

posted: 08/27/2014 2:23 a.m. Discuss

A Georgia man, formerly of Little Rock, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of aiding and assisting in the preparation of fraudulent income tax returns, which caused a loss of nearly $1.1 million to the government.

6 districts seek end to racial standard

posted: 08/26/2014 3:55 a.m. Discuss

Six of seven Garland County school districts asked a federal judge Monday to end a 22-year-old consent decree that uses race-based criteria to restrict student transfers within the districts, arguing that the law it was based on has been repealed and the practice is "no longer just or equitable."

Pilferer of trust: Fear led to crime

posted: 08/23/2014 3:26 a.m. Discuss

Just before being sentenced Friday afternoon to five years in prison, former Little Rock lawyer David Patrick Henry told a judge that his fear of facing reality led him to pilfer a $1.3 million family trust he was appointed to oversee for a friend's widow and two daughters.

2 file objections to government destroying seized weapons

posted: 08/23/2014 3:15 a.m. Discuss

Both the wife and the victim of former Russellville physician Randeep Mann filed objections Friday to a request that 93 weapons seized from Mann be turned over to the federal government for destruction.

Inmate wins suit against 2 guards

posted: 08/22/2014 3:45 a.m. Discuss

A state prison inmate who filed a handwritten lawsuit accusing four Arkansas Department of Correction officers of violating his civil rights during a 2011 "beat-down" won a jury verdict against two of the guards on Thursday.

Insanity defense OK'd for man's shooting trial

posted: 08/20/2014 4:09 a.m. Discuss

A Cabot man accused of shooting at officers during a November drug raid at his rural home has filed a notice of intent to rely on an insanity defense at his federal trial.

U.S. prosecutors drop effort to revoke Hallum’s probation

posted: 08/16/2014 2:44 a.m. Discuss

Federal prosecutors on Friday dropped their attempt to revoke former state Rep. Hudson Hallum’s probation, saying he is now complying with rules set by the court.

State seeks to dismiss suit over filing period

posted: 08/16/2014 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Less than two weeks after a federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of a state law that limits the petition-gathering period for independent candidates, Secretary of State Mark Martin again asked that the case be tossed out of court.

Co-owner of business in Conway gets probation

posted: 08/15/2014 2:10 a.m. Discuss

A Conway businessman was sentenced Thursday to two years' probation in connection with her guilty plea in May to one of 21 charges she faced of structuring bank deposits to evade reporting requirements.

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