Tagged: martha shoffner

Russellville Financial Adviser David Crain Fined $5,000

by Gwen Moritz 8/11/2014 2:54 pm

W. David Crain, a former representative of St. Bernard Financial Services of Russellville, has agreed to a $5,000 fine and more than $4,100 in restitution for his handling of a widow's account.

Securities Department, Crain Clash Over Post-Shoffner Subpoena

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/5/2014 12:00 am

You may know that the Arkansas Securities Department is after W. David Crain, a CPA who worked for St. Bernard Financial Services Inc., the Russellville firm under fire for employing Steele Stephens, a broker who bribed former state treasurer Martha Shoffner.

French Hill Criticized in GOP Debate Over Donation

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/20/2014 4:44 pm

Republican congressional hopeful French Hill fended off criticism during a debate Saturday as his two rivals highlighted the Little Rock banking executive's donation to a former Democratic state treasurer's campaign and his support of a local sales tax measure.

Judge Rules Martha Shoffner Corruption Conviction Will Stand

by Christina Huynh, The Associated Press 4/15/2014 5:05 pm

A federal judge has upheld the corruption conviction of Arkansas' former treasurer, rejecting her request to have the case heard by state authorities.

Judge Denies Martha Shoffner's Request for Attorney

by Associated Press 4/11/2014 2:51 pm

A federal judge has turned down a request by former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner for him to appoint her hand-picked lawyer to represent her in her appeal of her corruption convictions.

Lawyers for Martha Shoffner Continue Pushing for Acquittal

by Associated Press 4/7/2014 10:40 am

Lawyers for former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner say prosecutors failed to show Shoffner was paid with any business funds as her legal team continues pushing for her acquittal on 14 bribery and extortion charges.

Judge Delays Martha Shoffner's 2nd Trial

by Associated Press 3/27/2014 11:40 am

A federal judge is delaying until December the trial of former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner on charges that she used campaign funds for clothing, cosmetics and other personal items.

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.

Martha Shoffner Seeks Acquittal on Federal Charges

by Associated Press 3/21/2014 12:06 pm

Lawyers for former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner have asked a federal judge to acquit her on bribery and extortion charges, saying prosecutors didn't prove the case against her.

You’re Not the Boss of Me (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/17/2014 12:00 am

It does seem to me that having leadership skills is one of those areas in which women still have to be better than men in order to be recognized, because men can still get away with demanding followership without immediately being written off as bossy.

Federal Jury Finds Martha Shoffner Guilty of Bribery, Extortion

by Associated Press 3/11/2014 6:01 pm

A jury has convicted former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner of federal bribery and extortion charges for accepting $36,000 in cash from a bond trader to whom she steered state business.

Jurors Deliberate in Martha Shoffner Corruption Case

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 3/11/2014 4:34 pm

Prosecutors and defense lawyers agreed Tuesday that a former Arkansas treasurer shouldn't have accepted $36,000 from a bond dealer who did business with the state but differed on whether she committed a federal crime.

Securities Department Goes After Firm That Did Business With Martha Shoffner's Office

by Gwen Moritz 3/11/2014 9:06 am

Robert Keenan, CEO of St. Bernard Financial Services, says the state Securities Department is retaliating for an ethics complaint he filed against Heath Abshure, although he was given notice of the department's plans before he filed the complaint.

Steele Stephens: Gave Payments, Received $2.5M in State Commissions

by Associated Press 3/10/2014 6:25 pm

A broker who says he gave $36,000 to Arkansas' former treasurer to help her during a rough patch testified at her federal corruption trial Monday that he received around $2.5 million in commissions for business he did for the state.

Steele Stephens: Martha Shoffner Took $6K at Arkansas Capitol

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 3/7/2014 11:33 am

A broker who handled a large share of Arkansas' bond business says he gave the state's former treasurer $6,000 at her Capitol office because she needed help through a rough patch in her life.

Witnesses Portray Martha Shoffner As Cranky, Demanding

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 3/7/2014 8:30 am

Federal prosecutors drew testimony Thursday from current and former Arkansas treasurer's office employees about how the state missed profit opportunities by selling bonds early and angry outbursts by former Treasurer Martha Shoffner, who is accused of illegally accepting $36,000 from a bond dealer.

Witness Testimony Begins in Martha Shoffner Trial

by Associated Press 3/6/2014 11:28 am

The first witness in the federal bribery trial of former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner told jurors about the particulars of how state bond trades are made.

Government Starts Presenting Case Against Martha Shoffner

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 3/6/2014 8:26 am

Prosecutors and defense attorneys presented starkly different interpretations Wednesday of what it meant that former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner accepted $36,000 from a bond dealer who did a disproportionate amount of business with the state.

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.

Start of Martha Shoffner Trial Moved to Wednesday

by Associated Press 3/3/2014 5:27 pm

The trial of former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner on 14 federal extortion and bribery charges has been delayed because potential jurors could not travel to the courthouse safely.