Mental Health Facilities Owner Convicted Of Bribing Top DHS Official

Jul 20, 2016

Ted Suhl arriving last week on the first day of his federal trial in Little Rock with family members.
Credit Nelson Chenault / Arkansas Times

A federal jury convicted a north Arkansas man who owned several mental health facilities on bribery charges late Thursday afternoon. The Arkansas Times reports that after almost five hours of deliberations, Ted Suhl was found guilty of four of six counts for allegedly funneling money to a top official at the Arkansas Department of Human Services in exchange for getting preferential treatment from the state.

Earlier in the day Thursday KUAR's Michael Hibblen spoke with Arkansas Times reporter Benji Hardy about closing arguments and the case against Suhl. You can listen to the interview above.