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Steve Standridge: No Personal Gain From $7M Fraud

Steve Standridge: No Personal Gain From $7M Fraud
Attorney Tim Dudley, left, represented Steve Standridge, shown here in a file photo from September 2012, when Stand-ridge initially pleaded not guilty to federal crimes charged in the Eastern District of Arkansas. | (Photo by Mark Friedman)

Steve Standridge was emotional but conspicuously unapologetic when he explained to a federal judge why he committed the crimes for which she had just sentenced him to five years in prison.
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Mabelvale Couple Ordered To Pay $2.1M to Virginia Rehab Center

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‘Live Fearless' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

But unless we replace the ACA with a brilliant idea that its opponents have thus far kept shrouded in secrecy, getting rid of Obamacare will mean one thing: Millions of Americans — including 200,000 of our neighbors here in Arkansas — will go back to being uninsured, a lifestyle that I wouldn't tolerate for myself and my family for a single day.
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