corruption

Former nonprofit executives admit roles in bribery scheme at Arkansas statehouse

BY: - September 28, 2022

The two nonprofit executives at the center of a federal corruption probe that shook the Arkansas Capitol over the last decade pleaded guilty on Wednesday. Tom and Bontiea Goss, the married couple who ran Missouri-based Preferred Family Health, admitted in separate pleas in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri to participating in […]

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 […]