Ex-Arkansas Treasurer Gets 2.5 Years In Prison

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LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) — Former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison following her conviction last year on federal bribery and extortion charges.

U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes handed down the sentence Friday.

The 71-year-old Democrat was convicted last year of steering state investments to a broker who gave her $36,000 in cash, including $6,000 in a pie box.

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