Former Judge Mike Maggio Pleads Guilty to Bribery

by Gwen Moritz  on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 12:48 pm   2 min read

Michael Maggio

Michael A. Maggio, the former Faulkner County Circuit Judge, waived indictment Friday and pleaded guilty to a federal charge of accepting a bribe in exchange for reducing a nursing home negligence verdict. Maggio admitted that he was "improperly influenced" to reduce a $5.2 million verdict against a business after receiving campaign donations from the business' owner.

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