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Linda Satter

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Federal Courts reporter

Federal Courts reporter

Recent Stories by Linda Satter

Judge's reversal urged in lawsuit over fatal shooting of teen by Little Rock officer

updated: 02/27/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A Little Rock woman whose son was killed in 2012 by a Little Rock police officer who said he feared for his life, but who was later fired over the shooting and charged with manslaughter, is asking a federal judge to reconsider his dismissal of the city and a former police chief from her 2015 wrongful death lawsuit.

Hot-check plaintiffs: There's no state court case for U.S. to defer

posted: 02/25/2017 2:50 a.m. Discuss

There is no pending state-court judicial proceeding to which a federal judge should defer in lieu of hearing a federal lawsuit challenging hot-check prosecution procedures in Pulaski County, civil liberties attorneys say.

LR man given 10 years in car-lot drug-ring case

posted: 02/25/2017 1:02 a.m. Discuss

A Little Rock man who ran a large cocaine and marijuana ring out of his used-car dealership in Little Rock was sentenced Wednesday to just over 10 years in federal prison.

Little Rock man who ran drug ring out of car-lot given 10 years

updated: 02/23/2017 2:41 p.m. Comments 4

A Little Rock man who ran a large cocaine and marijuana ring out of his used-car dealership on Forbing Road was sentenced Wednesday to just over 10 years in federal prison.

Ex-high school photographer from Arkansas pleads guilty to internet stalking

posted: 02/23/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A former high school photographer in the Pine Bluff area pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal Internet-stalking charge, admitting that he pretended online to be teenage girls in order to exchange sexually explicit photographs with several people.

Lawyers say shun advice to toss suit

posted: 02/22/2017 3:41 a.m. Discuss

Attorneys on both sides of a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of fines and debt collection practices in Sherwood’s hot-check court want a district judge to reject a recommendation to throw the case out of federal court to give the state first crack at resolving the issues.

Trial reset in Arkansas lawsuit over fatal police shots

posted: 02/19/2017 2:45 a.m. Discuss

A jury trial to determine whether a former Little Rock police officer violated the constitutional rights of a 15-year-old boy he shot and killed in 2012, while investigating car break-ins outside an apartment complex, has been postponed until April 3.

Arkansas man who tricked girls, women into sending nude photos gets 17 years in prison

posted: 02/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 7

A Benton man whose attorney described him as someone who "never grew up" rather than predatory was sentenced Thursday to 17 years in prison for creating fake online personas to trick girls and women into sending him nude photographs of themselves.

Bookkeeper gained $611,000 by bilking Arkansas doctors, jurors find

posted: 02/09/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A Sherwood woman who for three years administered the business expenses of a group of central Arkansas physicians was convicted Wednesday of embezzling more than $611,000 from the doctors.

U.S. jury to ponder $611,099 theft case; group of Arkansas doctors say clerk embezzled

posted: 02/08/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A federal jury is to begin deliberating today on 25 embezzlement-related charges against Lynn Espejo, a former bookkeeper for a group of central Arkansas physicians who says one of them authorized her to reimburse herself from the doctors' shared-expense account for doing his personal shopping.

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