Tagged: martha shoffner

Video: Home BancShares, Martha Shoffner and Paula Deen in Your Week in Review

by Lance Turner 6/29/2013 8:52 am

Home BancShares' historic deal, the end of Wal-Mart's deal with Paula Deen, no deal for Martha Shoffner, and a bad deal for workers at Nordex in Jonesboro. Here's your "Arkansas Business-THV 11 News Week in Review."

Update: Martha Shoffner Pleads Not Guilty, Trial Set for July 29

by Mark Friedman and Lance Turner 6/27/2013 10:14 am

In hearing that lasted less than five minutes on Thursday, former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner pleaded not guilty to 14 federal counts of extortion and bribery.

Filing: Martha Shoffner Plans to Plead Not Guilty

by Associated Press 6/24/2013 10:37 am

Former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner says she plans to plead not guilty to charges she accepted cash payments from a bond broker to whom she steered state investments, but a federal judge says she can't skip a hearing to enter that plea.

Video: Martha Shoffner, UALR, ASU & More in the Arkansas Business Week in Review

by Lance Turner 6/8/2013 10:43 am

Today in the Arkansas Business Week in Review on THV 11 News: Martha Shoffner's legal woes multiply, UALR announces a new high-tech center, ASU studies adding a new medical school in Jonesboro and much more.

Martha Shoffner Due Back in Court June 27

by Associated Press 6/7/2013 11:23 am

Former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner is due in court later this month over charges she accepted cash payments from a bond broker to whom she steered state investments.

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.

Mike Beebe Goes No-Frills with Treasurer Pick (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/3/2013 7:36 am

To replace a state treasurer who resigned over accusations she accepted cash payments from an investment broker, Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe went with a pick as low-key as the office itself. He chose a veteran auditor who was so certain he was done with the Capitol that he gave away all but one of his suits to charity.

'Solid' Choice for Arkansas Treasurer (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/3/2013 12:00 am

The adjective that keeps being used to describe Arkansas’ new state treasurer, Charles Robinson, is “solid.” We like the sound of that, mainly because it’s a word that was never used to describe his disgraced predecessor, Martha Shoffner.

Housing Woes Plagued Cash-Strapped Martha Shoffner

by George Waldon 6/3/2013 12:00 am

Official corruption is generally associated with a desire for personal enrichment. But in the case of Martha Shoffner, the payoffs were small and, according to the FBI, driven primarily by housing concerns.

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.

Mike Beebe Names Charles Robinson State Treasurer

by George Waldon 5/29/2013 10:20 am

Gov. Mike Beebe on Wednesday named Charles Robinson as state treasurer, filling the post left vacant by the resignation last week of Martha Shoffner.

A Cut-Rate Parasite (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/27/2013 12:00 am

Hollywood couldn't dream up a scandal like the one that has culminated in the indictment of Martha Shoffner, who resigned as Arkansas Treasurer last week. Or maybe, Hollywood already has.

Mike Beebe Says He's Working Quickly to Pick New Arkansas Treasurer

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/22/2013 11:44 am

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said he hopes to name a replacement in the next several days for the state treasurer, who resigned over accusations she took cash bribes from a bond broker. The governor would not say who he's considering for the post, added that he wants to find someone "relatively apolitical."

Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner Resigns Amid Charges She Took Cash

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/21/2013 5:21 pm

Arkansas' state treasurer has resigned after federal prosecutors accused her of taking cash payments from a broker who handled a large amount of the state's investment portfolio.

Arkansas Times: Sources Say Martha Shoffner Source Is Steele Stephens

by Lance Turner 5/21/2013 10:27 am

Last night on THV 11 News, Arkansas Business editor Gwen Moritz told our news partner that "confidential human source 1" in the criminal complaint against Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner could really only be one person, broker Steele Stephens.

House GOP Leader Bruce Westerman Calls for Martha Shoffner's Removal

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/21/2013 10:06 am

The top Republican in the Arkansas House is calling on the governor to begin the process to remove state Treasurer Martha Shoffner over federal charges she accepted cash from an investment broker. Bruce Westerman asked Gov. Mike Beebe to convene lawmakers to remove Shoffner.

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.

Update: Complaint Says Martha Shoffner Accepted $6,000 Payment from Broker

by Gwen Moritz and Lance Turner 5/20/2013 1:04 pm

A criminal complaint alleges that Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner accepted a $6,000 payment from a cooperating witness working for the FBI.

Democrats, Republicans Say Martha Shoffner Should Resign

by Associated Press 5/20/2013 11:46 am

Arkansas' attorney general and the head of the state Republican Party say Treasurer Martha Shoffner should resign after she allegedly took cash payments from a broker who invested state money.

Questions About Martha Shoffner’s Arrest That Should Be Answered Monday

by Gwen Moritz 5/20/2013 6:39 am

Lots of questions remain to be answered about the arrest of Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner. Here's what we know and what we don't know.