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Linda Satter

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Federal Courts reporter

Federal Courts reporter

Recent Stories by Linda Satter

In child-meal fraud, Little Rock man given 2½ years

posted: 04/29/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

A 26-year-old Little Rock man who in January admitted being part of a scheme to steal federal funds meant for providing food for poor children was sentenced Friday to 2½ years in prison.

Event salutes Arkansan's judicial rise

posted: 04/29/2017 3:06 a.m. Comment 1

Lavenski Smith of Little Rock, who on March 11 officially became the first black chief judge of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was honored Friday at a ceremony in Little Rock's federal courthouse as a "gentle, humble man" who has quietly become an important role model.

Little Rock pimp who forced girl to engage in sex acts gets 15½ years in prison

posted: 04/28/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 9

A Little Rock man who admitted being a pimp and forcing a 17-year-old girl to engage in up to 25 sex acts a day for money was sentenced Thursday to 15½ years in federal prison.

Appeal efforts still on to stop tonight's execution No. 4

posted: 04/27/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

Attorneys and judges continued to work at a fast pace Wednesday in state and federal courts to address last-minute efforts on behalf of a death-row inmate scheduled to die by lethal injection tonight.

7 Cubans arrested in theft of $9M in IRS scheme

posted: 04/27/2017 3:18 a.m. Discuss

Seven Cuban nationals were arrested Tuesday in Miami and West Palm Beach, Fla., in connection with a nationwide scheme to steal nearly $9 million from unsuspecting taxpayers, including a number of Arkansans, by impersonating IRS agents, federal authorities announced Wednesday.

Lawyers seek stay of execution set for Arkansas death-row prisoner Thursday

posted: 04/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Federal public defenders in Pennsylvania requested a stay of execution Tuesday for death-row prisoner Kenneth Dewayne Williams, who is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday night at the Cummins prison in Grady.

Courts notebook

posted: 04/23/2017 2:19 a.m. Discuss

District judge plans for 'senior status'

Verdict innocent on fraud charge

posted: 04/23/2017 1:01 a.m. Discuss

After three days of trial, a federal jury acquitted a Hot Springs man Friday of participating in a conspiracy to defraud a federal program designed to ensure affordable access to telephone services for low-income people.

Verdict innocent on fraud charge

posted: 04/22/2017 2:36 a.m. Discuss

After three days of trial, a federal jury acquitted a Hot Springs man Friday of participating in a conspiracy to defraud a federal program designed to ensure affordable access to telephone services for low-income people.

Arkansas man who made child porn gets 22-year term

posted: 04/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

A Searcy man was sentenced Thursday to just short of 22 years in federal prison for producing child pornography.

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