Tagged: j. leon holmes

At the Martha Shoffner Sentencing, Questions Over 'Benefit,' Jurisdiction

by Gwen Moritz 8/28/2015 2:13 pm

Prosecutors scored point after point Friday, but U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes sentenced former State Treasurer Martha Shoffner to 30 months in federal prison — less than half the time that the U.S. Attorney's office sought.

Fed Files Appeal Against Mountain Pure's John Stacks

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2015 12:00 am

As expected, federal prosecutors in Little Rock have filed an appeal with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in hopes of preserving the seven convictions it won against John Stacks, owner of the Mountain Pure bottled water company.

Guilty Plea Rejected, Martha Shoffner's Trial Set for February

by Gwen Moritz 11/10/2014 4:04 pm

A federal judge on Monday rejected Martha Shoffner's plea of guilty to a single count of mail fraud because the former state treasurer could not admit that she raised campaign funds with the intention of spending the money on personal expenses.

Feds Say Steve Clary Not Entitled to Leniency

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2013 12:00 am

Federal prosecutors are on record as opposing any leniency in developer Steve Clary’s case, in which the federal sentencing guideline suggests 33 to 41 months in prison.