Faulkner County Clerk Charged Over Financial Filings

Nov 1, 2015

Faulkner County Clerk Margaret Darter has been charged with tampering with a public record.

The felony charge was filed in Faulkner County District Court by special prosecutor Frank Shaw following an investigation by Arkansas State Police.

Faulkner County Prosecutor Cody Hiland had requested the investigation before recusing from the case. Hiland says he received information that statements of financial interest from some county officials were filed after the legal deadline - but that they were improperly stamped as being filed on time.

Court records do not list an attorney for Darter. She faces up to six years in prison if convicted and is due in court Nov. 23 for a plea and arraignment.