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Robin Raveendran
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Legal

Medicaid Suspends PFH After Former Exec Charged with $2M Fraud

Robin Raveendran has been charged with scamming almost $2.3 million from the Arkansas Medicaid program, and his former employer, enmeshed in corruption prosecutions in Missouri and Arkansas, has been suspended from the program. read more >
Betty Dickey
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal / Nonprofits

Preferred Family Healthcare Hires Betty Dickey as Liaison

The Missouri company ensnared in federal criminal cases at home and in Arkansas announced Monday that it has hired former state Supreme Court Justice Betty Dickey to help oversee its Arkansas operations. read more >
Milton R. "Rusty" Cranford
Government & Politics / Legal

FBI: Rusty Cranford Tried to Hire Hit Man

Rusty Cranford, a former Arkansas lobbyist, was recorded trying to hire someone to murder a co-defendant who pleaded guilty in an embezzlement case in Missouri, according to prosecutors. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Missouri Grand Jury Indicts Rogers Lobbyist Rusty Cranford

Milton R. "Rusty" Cranford of Rogers, owner of two lobbying firms in Arkansas and a former executive of a mental health services provider formerly called Alternative Opportunities, has been indicted in Missouri for his role in a $1 million bribery conspiracy. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal

Where Cooper Meets Neal, Woods (Analysis)

Like a Russian novel, overlapping federal criminal investigations in Missouri and Arkansas may need a cast of characters, and it's getting hard to identify either hero or victim. read more >
Eddie Cooper
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal / Nonprofits

Missouri Plea Deal Points to Rusty Cranford, Eddie Cooper

A political operative who pleaded guilty Monday to a federal felony in Missouri was involved in a conspiracy with Arkansas lobbyists fitting the descriptions of Milton R. "Rusty" Cranford and former state Rep. Eddie Cooper of Melbourne. read more >
Jon Woods
Government & Politics / Legal

Updated: Former State Sen. Jon Woods, Ecclesia College President Oren Paris III Indicted

Randell Shelton Jr., a mutual friend of Woods and Paris is also charged in the 13-count indictment that represents the second phase of a corruption scandal that came to light with a guilty plea in January by former state Rep. Micah Neal. read more >
Former Rep. Micah Neal, Ecclesia College President Oren Paris III and former Sen. Jon Woods
Education / Government & Politics / Legal / Nonprofits

More Indictments Expected in Ecclesia Kickback Case

Federal prosecutors may soon take more action in the kickback case involving former Rep. Micah Neal, who pleaded guilty to a federal felony in January. read more >
Micah Neal and Jon Woods.
Education / Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal / Nonprofits

Identities of Unidentified Players in Neal Indictment Revealed

Everybody's talking about the alphabet soup of unindicted people and entities described in state Rep. Micah Neal's plea agreement with federal prosecutors. Arkansas Business has determined the identities of several of them. read more >