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Linda Satter

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Federal Courts reporter

Federal Courts reporter

Recent Stories by Linda Satter

Ex-exec of Arkansas firm gets 18 months for stealing nearly $1M

posted: 07/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A judgment filed Tuesday in federal court in Little Rock shows that John Calloway, former president of Wilson-Bennett Technology Inc. in Cabot, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to repay the company $774,756.14 that he admitted stealing between 2008 and 2012.

West Little Rock doctor receives 2 years for fraud against insurers

posted: 07/26/2016 2:50 a.m. Comment 1

A Little Rock doctor must serve two years in prison and pay more than $700,000 in restitution to insurers and patients after turning a blind eye to regulations that forbid billing massage therapy services as actual "physical therapy," a judge decided Monday.

Ex-Razorback to avoid prison

posted: 07/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

A suspected brain injury from 14 years of playing football, a positive attitude and the support of a treatment center director led a federal judge to impose a no-prison sentence Thursday for former Arkansas Razorback Cedric Cobbs.

Federal charges against Little Rock water bottler dismissed

posted: 07/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge on Thursday granted a request filed a day earlier by federal prosecutors to dismiss all remaining charges against John Stacks, owner of the Mountain Pure Bottling Co. in Little Rock.

Jury finds Arkansas businessman intended bribery; cash passed to state official ends in guilt on 4 counts

posted: 07/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

A federal jury deliberated about five hours Wednesday before finding northeast Arkansas businessman Ted Suhl guilty on four of six charges accusing him of paying bribes over four years to keep a state regulatory official "on retainer" to benefit his companies.

Arkansas businessman guilty of four of six charges in bribery trial

posted: 07/20/2016 6:53 p.m. Discuss

Northeast Arkansas businessman Ted Suhl, 51, was found guilty Wednesday on four of six charges accusing him of paying bribes over four years to keep a state regulatory official “on retainer” to benefit his companies.

Never bribed DHS exec, Arkansas businessman tells jury

posted: 07/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Ted Suhl took the witness stand Tuesday in his own defense, repeatedly telling a federal jury that he "absolutely did not" pay bribes to a former state official, Steven B. Jones, nor take any other illegal actions to benefit his businesses, which Jones' department regulated.

Witness: Got cash, gave Arkansas businessman nothing

posted: 07/19/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

The former state official whom businessman Ted Suhl is accused of bribing testified Monday that he didn't consider the cash payments he received indirectly from Suhl to be bribes and that he never used his position to benefit Suhl's businesses.

Arkansas doctor guilty in illegal-pills case dies at 61

posted: 07/17/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A Conway physician who pleaded guilty in April to illegally distributing hydrocodone pills without a prescription at a Little Rock "pill mill" has died.

Judge: '15 law not fair to party

posted: 07/17/2016 3:36 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge on Friday declared that a 2015 state law that drew complaints from the Arkansas Libertarian Party is unconstitutional.

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