Tagged: michael maggio

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Mike Maggio Appeal

by Associated Press 11/7/2017 10:23 am

The U.S. Supreme Court won't take up an appeal from a former Arkansas judge serving a 10-year prison sentence for bribery.

Mike Maggio Ordered to Start Prison Sentence

by Associated Press 7/18/2017 10:22 am

A former Arkansas judge was ordered to begin serving his 10-year prison sentence after an appeals court upheld his bribery conviction.

Federal Appeals Panel Upholds Mike Maggio Bribery Conviction

by Associated Press 7/3/2017 12:57 pm

A federal appeals court panel upheld the bribery conviction and prison sentence for a former judge who admitted to reducing a jury award against a nursing home operator in exchange for campaign contributions.

Appeals Court Sets Oral Arguments in Maggio Bribery Appeal

by Associated Press 2/3/2017 11:11 am

A federal appeals court panel has scheduled oral arguments for next month in the bribery case of former judge Michael Maggio.

Re-examining New Avenues to the Arkansas Supreme Court

by Mark Friedman 1/16/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Bar Association said last week that it isn’t looking at another proposed state constitutional amendment creating a system in which state Supreme Court justices would be appointed rather than elected.

John Goodson: No Role Model (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Judges and lawyers who pervert the judicial system for their enrichment undermine the public’s faith in that system. They should not be board members of the state’s university system.

Prosecutors Want Former Judge Mike Maggio in Prison on Due Date

by Associated Press 4/22/2016 11:54 am

Federal prosecutors want a former Arkansas judge to report to federal prison as scheduled to begin his 10-year sentence for bribery.

Arkansas Ex-Judge Asks to be Free for Bribery Appeal

by Associated Press 4/20/2016 11:01 am

A former Arkansas circuit judge has asked to delay reporting to federal prison while he appeals a bribery charge in which he admitted lowering a jury award in a civil lawsuit in exchange for campaign donations.

Arkansas Ex-Judge Mike Maggio Gets 10 Years in Prison in Bribery Case

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 3/24/2016 2:24 pm

A former Arkansas judge has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after admitting he lowered a jury award in a lawsuit in exchange for campaign donations from a nursing home operator.

Michael Maggio to be Sentenced in Federal Bribery Case

by Associated Press 3/24/2016 7:34 am

A former judge in Arkansas is set to be sentenced in federal court Thursday after he admitted lowering a jury award in a civil lawsuit in exchange for campaign donations from a nursing home operator.

Prosecutors Say Arkansas Ex-Judge Does Not Deserve Leniency

by Associated Press 3/22/2016 4:17 pm

Federal prosecutors say a former Arkansas circuit judge should be sentenced to 10 years in prison for lowering a jury award in exchange for campaign donations from a nursing home operator.

Prosecutors: Maggio Failed Lie Detector, Revealed New Details

by Gwen Moritz 2/22/2016 7:24 am

Former Judge Mike Maggio tried to withdraw his guilty plea only after he failed a lie-detector test and then disclosed "substantial" new details of the bribery than he had previously revealed, prosecutors said Friday.

Appearances Matter II (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Michael Lamoureux, the former state senator who is now Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s chief of staff, has some explaining to do.

Matt Campbell’s Greatest Hits: A Timeline of the Blue Hog Report

by Jan Cottingham 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Matt Campbell has broken a number of important stories that have led to resignations of public figures: Lt. Gov. Mark Darr, Circuit Judge Michael Maggio and interim Little Rock School Superintendent Dexter Suggs.

Matt Campbell of the Blue Hog Report Keeps on Digging

by Jan Cottingham 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Matt Campbell, viewing Arkansas politics with the eyes of a liberal outsider trained in the law, has brought down three major public officials in the last two years because, he says, he doesn’t like bullies and he thinks people should play by the rules.

Choosing Arkansas Judges: Elections or Selections?

by Mark Friedman 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Two high-profile cases have brought renewed attention to the question of whether Arkansas' system of electing state Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges needs fixing.

Lawsuit Against Former Circuit Judge Michael Maggio Dismissed

by Associated Press 3/30/2015 8:19 am

A lawsuit against a former circuit judge over his handling of a negligence case has been dismissed by a judge who said he finds his decision distasteful.

Michael Morton Has Been Giving to Schools for Years

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Morton, who has been in the nursing home industry for more than 40 years and has 27 nursing homes in Arkansas, said education has always been a passion.

Nursing Home Magnate Michael Morton Considered a Top Political Donor

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Nursing home magnate Michael Morton has long been considered a go-to guy for those looking to raise political campaign money in Arkansas.

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 7:12 pm

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014.