John Mathis "Matt" Lile III of Little Rock was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in federal prison for embezzling a health care benefit program's funds to pay for family vacations to Italy and other places, as well as cruises, tanning salon visits and shopping excursions.
A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday reinstated a lawsuit alleging that Faulkner County jail employees intentionally refused to give a Conway man his medicine to prevent epileptic seizures during his three-night incarceration in 2012.
A hearing has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Aug. 12 before U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes on a former treasurer's office employee's request for a preliminary injunction that would require State Treasurer Dennis Milligan to hold a name-clearing hearing for the former employee.
Drug-case convict gets sentence cut The latest noteworthy defendant to be spared some prison time as a result of a national edict that took effect Nov. 1 to reduce overincarceration of federal prisoners convicted of drug crimes is Ralph Francis DeLeo, a Massachusetts mobster convicted in Little Rock in 2011.