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Martha Shoffner's Finances 'Exhausted,' Asks for Legal Help

by Associated Press 3/25/2014 2:37 pm

Former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner is asking a federal judge to declare her unable to pay for legal representation and to appoint counsel for her.

Defense Reveals Broker's Name in Martha Shoffner Trial

by Associated Press 3/5/2014 2:36 pm

The defense attorney for former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner has revealed the name of the bond broker who has immunity to testify in Shoffner's federal bribery trial.

Martha Shoffner Pleads Not Guilty to New Mail Fraud Counts

by Gwen Moritz 2/27/2014 10:37 am

Former State Treasurer Martha Shoffner pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to 10 counts of mail fraud, charges that were added earlier this month to a pending indictment for bribery and extortion.

Update: Martha Shoffner Indicted On 10 Counts of Mail Fraud

by Lance Turner and Gwen Moritz 2/7/2014 3:08 pm

Former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner, already awaiting trial on the bribery and extortion charges that prompted her resignation last year, was indicted Thursday on 10 counts of mail fraud. The indictment alleges that Shoffner used $9,800 in campaign funds from her treasurer re-election campaign for personal expenses, including clothing and cosmetics.

Nine Lives, All Used Up (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/5/2013 12:00 am

Brandon Barber’s story is a sad one: A supercharged business career fueled by pride, family connections and bank fraud that flamed out before he was 35. Gambling debts, hot checks, DWIs, divorce, bankruptcy. It would make a dandy Greek tragedy if the protagonist had shown more potential for true greatness, rather than reckless opportunism, in the first place.

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner

by Gwen Moritz 6/5/2013 3:42 pm

Former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner, who last week withdrew a planned guilty plea to a single federal charge of extortion, was indicted by a federal grand jury on 14 counts.

Update: Martha Shoffner Withdraws Planned Guilty Plea

by Gwen Moritz 5/31/2013 2:32 pm

In an unexpected move that "embarrassed" her attorney, former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner withdrew a planned guilty plea Friday afternoon because she said she didn't demand the bribes she admitted taking.

Arrested Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner Says She Won't Resign

by Associated Press 5/20/2013 1:05 pm

Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner says she doesn't intend to resign after a criminal complaint accused her of accepting cash from a broker who managed state funds.