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The Arkansas Ethics Commission gave state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson a $500 fine and a public letter of warning, saying he illegally converted campaign contributions into “personal income.” The money — $2,700 — was deposited in 2010 into the account of Hutchinson’s then girlfriend. At the time, Hutchinson was married to another woman, Stephanie Hutchinson, but the couple were separated, Hutchinson said.

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Front Section, Pages 1 on 01/03/2013

Print Headline: LR state senator is warned, fined $500


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  • MyOldFriend
    January 3, 2013 at 6:09 a.m.

    Wow, federal 'and' state levels of this crap.
    Apologize, "deal with" the situation, and then move on.
    I wouldn't be employed long with this track record...

  • JIMBOB47
    January 3, 2013 at 6:57 a.m.

    Let's see ... " illegally converted campaign contributions into “personal income.” What part of that statement is NOT illegal? If it is 'illegal' (i.e. against the law), then there should be prosecution. This is the same argument as 'illegal aliens'. -- NOT undocumented -- ILLEGAL. Where is the justice? None, if you're a politician or an ILLEGAL alien. Same principle..

  • Jackabbott
    January 3, 2013 at 8:07 a.m.

    Another example of politicos gone wild. How many girlfriends does this guy have or need? What did he pay her for? Oh, well, being in the state legislature is right in an old profession.

  • MorningCoffee
    January 3, 2013 at 8:16 a.m.

    I'm glad he has 'dealt with it and is ready to move on' - and I think he should 'move on' to a new career-immediately!

  • Ragmop
    January 3, 2013 at 8:22 a.m.

    Hutchinson says he is ready to move on. Hopefully the folks in district 22 will accommodate him.

  • ThirdKid
    January 3, 2013 at 9:16 a.m.

    I imagine the Fellowship Bible Church is real proud to have him as a member of their church. WOW! They can claim bragging rights to a real-live-state-senator!
    Anyone notice how well he 'came clean' about his act but wants us to believe the money was deposited without his authorization and his signature was forged. Come on, Senator, let's hear you take the blame, admit what you did. Might as well 'fess up, no one has confidence in what you say anyway.

    January 3, 2013 at 9:28 a.m.

    Now he is probably taking money from the state for mental treatments to deal with a fear of alligator heads. What is wrong with these people, why do they think they are above the law? Another great role model of our ELECTED officials. Get this jerk out of here.

  • NoUserName
    January 3, 2013 at 9:31 a.m.

    Did somebody really turn this article into a tirade against illegal immigrants? Really? Unbelievable. Oh, and Hutch should be prosecuted. Maybe even disbarred.

    January 3, 2013 at 1:34 p.m.

    Basically, a slap on he wrist. The person who originated the "crime doesn't pay" saying lived in another era. It seems the criteria for being a successful politician is to be a thief, a liar, a philanderer, whoremonger, tax cheat, and a lawyer. Apologies to the exceptions to the rule.

  • Packman
    January 3, 2013 at 1:59 p.m.

    That's what happens when you date a girl with snakes in her head.