FBI Investigating Former Arkansas Judge For Campaign Donations

Oct 3, 2014

Former Judge Mike Maggio

The FBI says it's looking into campaign donations made to a former circuit judge for his failed Arkansas Court of Appeals campaign.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the federal agency confirmed it's investigating contributions that came from political action committees traced back to a nursing home owner who had a case pending in Michael Maggio's court.

An FBI spokeswoman says she can't comment because it's an ongoing investigation.

In an email Thursday, Maggio's attorney said that since she hasn't been contacted by the FBI, she doesn't want to speculate on their investigation. She says while she would like to say more, it's not possible.

The Arkansas Supreme Court removed Maggio last month as a circuit judge for inappropriate comments he admitted he wrote on an online forum.