Ex-Arkansas Treasurer's Trial Delayed To 2014

Jul 9, 2013

Credit Pulaski County Sheriff's Office

A federal judge Tuesday agreed to delay the trial of former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner who is facing charges of extortion and bribery charges.

U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes granted Shoffner's request to delay her trial, which had been set to begin July 29th. It’s now scheduled to start on March 3rd, 2014.

Her attorney said last week that they needed more time to prepare her defense.

Shoffner was indicted last month on 14 federal counts of extortion and bribery.

She was arrested at her Newport home in May, accused of steering state investments to a bond broker who paid her more than $36,000 in cash. Shoffner resigned a few days later.