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Former Arkansas judge sentenced in mail fraud case

by The Associated Press | June 10, 2015 at 11:13 a.m.

POCAHONTAS — A former Arkansas district judge convicted of drug charges has been sentenced in an unrelated mail fraud case involving American Indian artifacts.

Bob Castleman, who was a judge in Pocahontas over a decade ago, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison and must pay nearly $16,800 in restitution.

The Jonesboro Sun reported that Castleman had claimed to an insurance company in 2012 that Native American arrowheads were stolen from his residence. FBI agents later found the arrowheads in 2013.

Castleman's sentence will run concurrently with a 40-year prison term he received in the drug case. He was convicted in late 2013 of conspiracy to make meth and maintaining a drug premises.

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