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Lawyer Drops Appeal of Ethics Decision on Arkansas Treasurer

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LITTLE ROCK – A Little Rock attorney is dropping his challenge of the Arkansas Ethics Commission’s decision on a complaint he filed against Arkansas Treasurer Dennis Milligan.

Matt Campbell filed a motion Tuesday to voluntarily dismiss his petition over the settlement Milligan signed in February with the commission, which issued the treasurer a letter of warning and a $400 fine for four reporting issues on his campaign finance reports.

The commission found no probable cause among dozens of other allegations in Campbell’s complaint. Under new ethics rules, Milligan was allowed to correct some of the reporting errors rather than receive sanctions.

Campbell argued that Milligan should not have been allowed to correct his 2014 reports.

Campbell said he needed to focus on other cases, but hasn’t ruled out refiling the petition later.

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