State Sen. Jake Files Pleads Guilty to Federal Crimes in GIF Scandal by Arkansas Business Staff Posted 1/29/2018 03:41 pm Updated 3 weeks ago The Fort Smith Republican waived indictment and pleaded guilty to wire fraud, money laundering and bank fraud in connection with money routed to him from the state General Improvement Fund. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access articles older than 15 days. Articles newer than 15 days are not included in this offer. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.