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Former Arkansas Treasurer Indicted Again

(Little Rock, AR) A federal grand jury has indicted the former state treasurer for Arkansas.

Martha Anne Shoffner, age 69, of Newport is charged with ten counts of mail fraud.

Shoffner was first elected in 2006 and resigned in 2013 shortly before her first indictment on six counts of extortion under color of official right, one count of attempted extortion and seven counts of receipt of a bribe by an agent of a state government receiving federal funds..

The Second Superseding Indictment alleges that Shoffner used $9,800 of campaign funds from her re-election campaign for Treasurer of the State of Arkansas for personal expenses.

According to the Indictment, campaign checks were mailed for payments to a personal Wells Fargo credit card from November 5, 2010 through October 9, 2011.

Individual checks ranged from $200 to $5,000.

The charges to the credit card included clothing, cosmetics and other personal expenses.

A trial is set for March 3, 2014.

Mail fraud carries a possible sentence of not more than 20 years’ imprisonment and/or not more than a $250,000 fine with not more than three years of supervised release.

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