Former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner Indicted

Faces 14 federal charges.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner has been indicted on federal charges.

Shoffner, 68, of Newport, faces a 14-count indictment, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

The charges include 7 counts of receipt of bribes by an agent of state government receiving federal funds, 6 counts of extortion, and 1 count of attempted extortion.

A forfeiture allegation of $4,020 is also included in the indictment.

Shoffner faces a 20-year prison term for each extortion charge and the attempted extortion charge and a 10-year prison term for each of the bribery charges.

Shoffner also faces a possible fine of up to $250,000 on each count and up to three years of supervised release.

Just last week, a federal judge in Little Rock rejected Shoffner's guilty plea in the case.
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