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Thu June 20, 2013
Former Lawmaker To Be Sentenced In Election Case
A former east Arkansas legislator convicted of conspiracy to commit election fraud is appearing in court to be sentenced.
Former Democratic Rep. Hudson Hallum on Thursday is scheduled to appear before a federal judge for sentencing. His father, Kent Hallum, is also set to appear before the judge in a separate sentencing hearing.
Hallum pleaded guilty in September, along with his father and two campaign workers.
Prosecutors said Hallum bribed voters and used absentee ballots to commit fraud in the 2011 election for his seat.
Hallum resigned days after pleading guilty. Two other campaign workers convicted in the case were sentenced in May to home confinement and probation.
Green Party Rep. Fred Smith won Hallum's seat in November.