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Former health executive sentenced in sprawling bribery scandal that ensnared Arkansas lawmakers

Tommy Ray Goss, the former CFO of Preferred Family Healthcare, was sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday. His wife, Bontiea Goss, awaits sentencing next week.
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Ask the Times: When will felonious former legislators be sentenced?

Four years after guilty pleas in bribery cases, former Arkansas legislators remain free. And the U.S. attorney won't say why.

Hank Wilkins' sentencing delayed again

The sentencing of former Democratic Sen. Hank Wilkins of Pine Bluff in a public funds bribery case has again been delayed.

The saga of Rusty Cranford

The man in the middle of Arkansas's vast public corruption scandal.

Prison time begins for former Sen. Jake Files. More lawmakers to come.

John Lovett reports for the Times Record in Fort Smith that former Republican Sen. Jake Files reported Thursday to serve an 18-month federal prison sentence for stealing state General Improvement Fund money.

Senators propose new ethics rules but won't call for resignation of colleague

Hendren said he felt confident that members would "step up and do the right thing" despite the difficulty of confronting a fellow member.

Spousal employment watch in state government

If all goes according to stated plans, two spouses of state legislators will soon go back to work in state jobs for which proper clearance wasn't obtained on the front end.