Former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner, who is facing extortion and bribery charges, is to have an initial appearance Thursday morning in federal court in Little Rock.
In a court filing, Shoffner said she will plead not guilty.
A federal grand jury indicted Shoffner June 5th on 14 counts. She resigned last month after the FBI arrested her at her Newport home.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Joe Volpe denied a request by Shoffner to waive her appearance at Thursday's arraignment.
She is accused of accepting cash payments to steer state investments to a bond broker.