Former State Senator Found Guilty In Corruption Case

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -- Former state senator Jon Woods was found guilty Thursday (May 3) in a corruption case.

He was found guilty on 15 of 17 charges related to wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering.

Woods was charged with Ecclesia College President Oren Paris III and consultant Randall Shelton of directing state funding to the college in Springdale in exchange for kickbacks.

Woods and Shelton pleaded not guilty. Paris pleaded guilty to one count of fraud.

Shelton was found guilty on 12 of 15 counts.