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Jeremy Hutchinson
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Jeremy Hutchinson Sentenced to 50 Months for Corruption

The sentence adds to prison time he received in December for tax fraud. He now faces eight years behind bars. read more >
Jeremy Hutchinson
Government & Politics / Legal

Jeremy Hutchinson Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison

He was also ordered to pay restitution amounts of $224,497 to the state and $131,038 to the IRS. read more >
Jeremy Hutchinson
Government & Politics / Legal

Jeremy Hutchinson to be Sentenced for Tax Fraud

More than three years after pleading guilty, the former Republican state senator has a sentencing date. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Firm Paying $8M to Arkansas, Feds Over Corruption Probe

Preferred Family Healthcare will forfeit the majority of the amount to the federal government. read more >
Former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson has admitted taking bribes from Dr. Ben Burris, charges for which Burris has pleaded not guilty.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Jeremy Hutchinson Sentencing On HoldLock Icon

Former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson – who pleaded guilty to accepting bribes from Ben Burris and other federal crimes – will likely have to wait until other defendants in his case resolve their trial. read more >
Ben Burris
Government & Politics / Health Care

Ben Burris Sentenced to Year in Prison for Bribing Jeremy Hutchinson

He also received probation and a six-figure fine. read more >
Ben Burris
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Orthodontist Ben Burris Plans Transfer of PracticeLock Icon

Dr. Ben Burris, formerly of Fayetteville, received the OK to transfer his interest in his orthodontic practice to another orthodontist before being sentenced on a federal criminal charge. read more >
Ben Burris
Health Care / Legal

Orthodontist Ben Burris Pleads Guilty to Bribing Former State Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson

He acknowledged paying the disgraced lawmaker $157K. read more >
Benton County Judge John Scott is ready to hear court cases in person after the winding down of pandemic restrictions.
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Courts Tackle Cases Delayed by PandemicLock Icon

The Arkansas Supreme Court said jury trials could resume at the beginning of May, meaning a stack of criminal cases finally have their chance to see resolution. read more >
Former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson has admitted taking bribes from Dr. Ben Burris, charges for which Burris has pleaded not guilty.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Burris Bribery Trial Delayed AgainLock Icon

Once again, there’s a new trial date set in the case of Dr. Ben Burris, the former Fayetteville orthodontist who is charged with bribing former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson. read more >
Former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson has admitted taking bribes from Dr. Ben Burris, charges for which Burris has pleaded not guilty.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Burris-Hutchinson Trial Set for JuneLock Icon

A trial date has been set in the case of Dr. Ben Burris, the former Fayetteville orthodontist who is charged with bribing former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson. read more >
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Home Sale Worth the Wait for Former UA PunterLock Icon

Former University of Arkansas punter Matt Wait is moving on from his Fayetteville home that was once the focal point of a brief but convoluted legal tale. read more >
Jeremy Hutchinson
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Coronavirus Delays Sentencing in Jeremy Hutchinson CaseLock Icon

It turns out that the pandemic is the reason that former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, nephew of Gov. Asa Hutchinson, still has not been sentenced more than a year after his guilty plea read more >

ABPG Wins 5 National Awards for Excellence

Arkansas Business' coverage of Walmart Inc.'s response to a spate of gun-related incidents in its stores and a former state senator's acknowledgement that he accepted bribes are recognized with gold awards from the Alliance of Area Business Publishers. read more >
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Ben Burris Feels Financial CrunchLock Icon

Dr. Ben Burris, the former Fayetteville orthodontist who is charged with bribing former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, is seeking court approval to transfer his two Florida homes to his wife. read more >
Former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson has admitted taking bribes from Dr. Ben Burris, charges for which Burris has pleaded not guilty.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Court Date Set for Ben BurrisLock Icon

The former Fayetteville orthodontist charged with bribing former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson now has a trial date of Oct. 13 in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville. read more >
Ben Burris
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Burris-Hutchinson Connection Casts New Light on Dental Board Funding FreezeLock Icon

Ben Burris, an orthodontist who formerly lived in Fayetteville, has been charged with bribing former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, who has already admitted receiving the bribes. read more >
Former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson has admitted taking bribes from Dr. Ben Burris, charges for which Burris has pleaded not guilty.
Health Care / Legal

Orthodontist Ben Burris Indicted for Fraud in Scheme to Bribe Jeremy Hutchinson

Dr. Ben Burris, an orthodontist who formerly lived in Fayetteville, has been charged with bribing former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, who has already admitted receiving the bribes. read more >
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Right Goal, Wrong Path (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

We didn’t know then — how could we? — that Dr. Ben Burris put then-state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson on a $5,000-a-month retainer to champion Burris’ orthodontic agenda. That, needless to say, is not how representative democracy is supposed to work, even if the goal is worthy. read more >
Former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson has admitted taking bribes from Dr. Ben Burris, charges for which Burris has pleaded not guilty.
Government & Politics / Health Care

Frustration, Demands to ‘Get This Done’ in Messages to Jeremy Hutchinson

Former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson's plea agreement doesn't name the orthodontist from whom he admitted receiving bribes, but it is chock full of details pointing to Dr. Ben Burris, formerly of Fayetteville. read more >