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Feds arrest Arkansas treasurer

on May 20, 2013 10:19 AM

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner was arrested on federal extortion charges over the weekend and is to make an appearance in federal court.

Shoffner was set for a hearing before a U.S. magistrate judge in Little Rock today.

She was criticized in a legislative audit last year for bond sales that blocked the state from earning more than $400,000.

Federal authorities only confirmed Shoffner’s arrest and withheld details on her charges.

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