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Linda Satter

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Federal Courts reporter

Federal Courts reporter

Recent Stories by Linda Satter

Identity thief, 34, gets 104 months in federal prison

posted: 09/18/2014 3:55 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a Little Rock man who admitted stealing the identities of 31 people in 2012 to more than 8½ years in prison.

U.S. lawyer: Drop indictments on 3

posted: 09/18/2014 3:55 a.m. Discuss

Chris Thyer, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, has asked to drop federal indictments against three northeast Arkansas men who were indicted in 2013 on accusations of trying to entice a minor into sexual activity.

Dead meth-case witness earns ex-judge 40 years, court decides

posted: 09/13/2014 3:12 a.m. Discuss

Bob Sam Castleman, a former attorney and municipal judge from Pocahontas, was sentenced Friday to 40 years in federal prison after a judge found that he killed his son's best friend last year to stop him from testifying against the father and son in a federal drug case.

Court awards $281,438 to club's ex-workers

posted: 09/12/2014 3:24 a.m. Discuss

Seven former employees of the now-defunct Peaches Gentleman's Club in Jacksonville were awarded $281,438 altogether in damages Thursday for the club owners' violations of federal labor laws.

Ex-Benton candidate drops NLR salon suit

posted: 09/06/2014 2:46 a.m. Discuss

A Benton man who recently withdrew from that city's mayoral race also recently dropped a lawsuit in which he claimed that a North Little Rock nail salon was responsible for his right little toe being amputated.

Farmer sentenced to repay mislabeled meat's 'end-users'

posted: 09/06/2014 2:45 a.m. Discuss

A Morrilton farmer who runs Petit Jean Farm was sentenced Friday to three years' probation and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine for admittedly selling mislabeled meat in 2010 and 2011.

2 daughters of 107-year-old file suit in PB police killing

posted: 09/05/2014 2:39 a.m. Discuss

The daughters of a 107-year-old man who was shot to death last year by Pine Bluff police after a three-hour standoff have filed a federal wrongful-death lawsuit against the police chief and the officer who fired the fatal shot.

Water bottler, U.S. filing as trial nears

posted: 09/04/2014 3:59 a.m. Discuss

With a criminal trial for John Stacks less than a month away, prosecutors asked a judge Wednesday to squelch the businessman's "false allegations" against federal agents who raided his Mountain Pure bottling plant in Little Rock in 2012, while Stacks again sought dismissal of his fraud charges.

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.

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