Tagged: Mike Maggio

The One-Way Test (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

The One-Way Test (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionEditor's Note

At virtually every meeting, Rotarians recite “The Four-Way Test of the Things We Think, Say or Do,” but I keep my mouth shut. I’m fine with the first two — Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? — because those are my personal and professional goals at all times. But the parts about building goodwill and friendship and being beneficial to all concerned — well, the things I’m paid to think, say and do don’t always pass those tests. read more >

Nursing Home King Michael Morton Expanding His Empire

Nursing Home King Michael Morton Expanding His Empire

Health CareLegalCover Story

Even though Michael Morton has been hit by shrapnel from former Faulkner County Circuit Judge Michael Maggio’s bribery scandal, the Fort Smith nursing home magnate is pushing forward with plans to expand his empire. read more >

Former Judge Mike Maggio Pleads Guilty to Bribery

Former Judge Mike Maggio Pleads Guilty to Bribery

Legal

Michael A. Maggio, the former Faulkner County Circuit Judge, waived indictment Friday and pleaded guilty to a federal charge of accepting a bribe in exchange for reducing a nursing home negligence verdict. Maggio admitted that he was "improperly influenced" to reduce a $5.2 million verdict against a business after receiving campaign donations from the business' owner. read more >

Some Are More Equal Than Others (Editorial)

Some Are More Equal Than Others (Editorial)

OpinionLegal

In at least three cases, politically well-connected Faulkner County couples were able to keep their divorce filings from public release. The divorce files of disgraced former Circuit Judge Mike Maggio, former state Sen. Gilbert Baker and Conway Deputy City Attorney Chuck Clawson were sealed in such a way that the very existence of the petitions were kept secret from public for reasons that no one seemed willing to explain. read more >

The Maggio Effect (Editorial)

The Maggio Effect (Editorial)

OpinionLegal

Reading the findings of fact included in the state Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission’s sanctions against suspended Faulkner County Circuit Judge Mike Maggio were more than we could take. read more >

Gilbert Baker Resigns From UCA Post

Gilbert Baker Resigns From UCA Post

Former state legislator Gilbert Baker resigned Wednesday, effective immediately, from his position at the University of Central Arkansas. The university released a one-line statement announcing Baker's resignation. read more >

Commission Investigates Judge Mike Maggio's Web Postings

Legal

An Arkansas judge has admitted that he posted a series of anonymous online comments that critics say are racist, sexist and otherwise inappropriate, including one in which he revealed alleged details of confidential proceedings involving actress Charlize Theron's adoption of her son. read more >