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Linda Satter

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Federal Courts reporter

Federal Courts reporter

Recent Stories by Linda Satter

Pain doctor from Arkansas suspended by 2 states

posted: 05/31/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A Sherwood anesthesiologist who has been accused of overprescribing pain medication in Arkansas is facing similar accusations in Alaska, where his medical license was suspended May 6.

Drug dealer's sentence trimmed

posted: 05/30/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

In the 1990s, Maurice Jerome McDonald was considered a major drug trafficker in Little Rock, as reflected by the steep sentence imposed on him in 1999 -- three life terms plus 20 years.

Little Rock drug dealer's sentence trimmed

posted: 05/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

In the 1990s, Maurice Jerome McDonald was considered a major drug trafficker in Little Rock, as reflected by the steep sentence imposed on him in 1999 -- three life terms plus 20 years.

Arkansas inmate gets probation for assaulting cellmate to win favor with jailer

updated: 05/27/2016 10:32 a.m. Discuss

One of two former Stone County jail inmates who admitted to assaulting another inmate in 2011 to win favor with a jailer who asked them to "handle" suspected troublemakers was sentenced Thursday to five years' probation.

Forcing teens into sex draws 12-year term for Arkansas woman

updated: 05/26/2016 3:02 p.m. Discuss

Despite an attorney's plea to consider a woman's lifelong history of being abused and give her the minimum sentence for forcing two teenage girls to prostitute themselves, a federal judge went the opposite direction Wednesday.

Former TSA worker from Arkansas pleads guilty in child porn case

posted: 05/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

A Jacksonville man who was arrested last year when he went to a motel to meet a 10-year-old girl pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge in return for an expected 20-year sentence.

Child porn draws 25-year term; Conway man photographed 4-year-old, put images online

posted: 05/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

A Conway man's decision to take sexually explicit photographs of a 4-year-old girl while she was temporarily left in his care in a parking lot in Star City resulted in a 25-year federal prison sentence Tuesday.

Arkansas bank workers admit to fraud; 3 conspired to steal nearly $4M in cash

posted: 05/12/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

Two tellers and a head cashier at a Walnut Ridge bank worked together in secret for 10 years to steal nearly $4 million in cash from the vault, they admitted Tuesday and Wednesday to a federal judge in Little Rock.

Little Rock doctor pleads guilty in Rx case

posted: 05/12/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A second Arkansas physician pleaded guilty on Tuesday in a federal "pill mill" case that is to go before a jury beginning June 27.

Panel upholds decision to toss Little Rock businessman's convictions

posted: 05/10/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge in Little Rock had valid reasons for throwing out two 2014 jury convictions against Little Rock businessman John Stacks and granting him a new trial on his other five convictions, a three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Monday.

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