bribery

Convicted ex-Arkansas senator’s request for new trial rejected by federal panel

BY: - August 31, 2022

A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a lower-court ruling rejecting former Arkansas state Sen. Jon Wood’s request for a new trial after his conviction in a bribery and kickback scheme. Woods, who is serving an 18-year, four-month sentence, argued that he should receive a new trial based […]

Three men exiting a building. Man in center is former Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada.

Former Tennessee House Speaker, aide indicted on bribery, kickback charges

BY: - August 24, 2022

Former Tennessee House Speaker Rep. Glen Casada and his chief of staff were arrested at their homes by FBI agents Tuesday morning after a federal grand jury on Monday issued an indictment on 20-counts involving bribery, theft from programs receiving federal funds, kickbacks, conspiracy to commit money laundering and other charges, according to a news […]