Maggio sentenced to 10 years

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A former Arkansas judge has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after admitting he lowered a jury award in a lawsuit in exchange for campaign donations from a nursing home operator.

Prosecutors had recommended the maximum 10-year prison sentence for Michael Maggio, who pleaded guilty last year to a federal bribery charge. Maggio's attorneys had sought probation, saying the former judge had already suffered "personal, professional and political destruction."

Prosecutors accused Maggio of accepting a $50,000 campaign donation two days before reducing a jury's $5.2 million award to $1 million.

Maggio had been permanently removed from the bench in September 2014 for making inappropriate comments in an online forum — including the disclosure of confidential details about an adoption involving Hollywood actress Charlize Theron's child.

 

More

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 19:58

Sports Roundup: UCA baseball and softball and tennis; Hendrix baseball; CBC baseball

The University of New Orleans packed some wallop in the middle innings Saturday afternoon on the way to evening the three-game series against the University of Central Arkansas at Bear Stadium.

Read more
Sat, 03/25/2017 - 16:56

US acknowledges its forces were behind airstrike on Mosul

BAGHDAD — An airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul that witnesses say killed at least 100 people was in fact launched by the U.S. military, American officials said Saturday.

Read more