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Ex-Treasurer Facing 10 Counts of Mail Fraud

The indictment alleges Shoffner, 69, used $9,800 of campaign funds from her re-election campaign for personal use.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner has been indicted on 10 counts of mail fraud, it was announced Thursday.

According to a release from the United States Attorney Eastern of Arkansas, the indictment alleges Shoffner, 69, used $9,800 of campaign funds from her re-election campaign for personal use.

The checks were mailed for payments to a personal Wells Fargo credit card from Nov. 25, 2010 to Oct. 9, 2011, the indictment states.

The 10 counts are in addition to a multitude of other charges she is facing, which include 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation ArkTrust Public Corruption Task Force conducted the investigation.

Mail fraud carries a possible sentence of no more than 20 years in jail and/or no more than a $250,000 fine with not more than three years of supervised release.
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