Martha Shoffner

Local & Regional News
3:47 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

U.S. Attorney On What's Next In Shoffner Case

Martha Shoffner outside the Federal Courthouse
Credit David Goins / KARK-TV

The guilty jury verdict announced late Tuesday in the case of former Treasurer Martha Shoffner vindicated for some a year-long investigation. Shoffner was found guilty on all 14 counts of extortion and bribery and faces up to 20 years in prison. 

U.S. Attorney Christopher Thyer’s office sought the indictment and prosecuted the case. Thyer said the severity of Shoffner’s sentence is still being determined.

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Local & Regional News
12:10 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Defense To Begin Presenting Its Side In Martha Shoffner Trial

File photo of Martha Shoffner leaving the federal courthouse in Little Rock last week.
Credit David Goins / KARK-TV

The prosecution rested Monday in former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner’s corruption trial and her attorney said the defense will mostly likely conclude Tuesday.

Defense attorney Chuck Banks told U.S. District Court Judge Leon Holmes that Shoffner will not testify, but that he planned to call three defense witnesses.

Monday was the fourth day of Shoffner’s extortion and bribery trial. She is accused of 14 counts of extortion and bribery for allegedly accepting cash payments from a broker to whom she allegedly steered state investments.

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