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Arkansas lawmaker resigns day after guilty plea over funds

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas lawmaker who pleaded guilty to federal fees that he pocketed 1000's of greenbacks in state funds meant for the development of a sports activities complicated has resigned.

State Sen. Jake Files submitted a letter of resignation to the governor’s administrative center Tuesday, pronouncing his remaining day in administrative center can be Feb. nine. Files resigned a day after pleading guilty in federal court docket to cord fraud, cash laundering and financial institution fraud fees.

Files, a Republican, has served within the state Senate since 2011 and chairs the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee.

Files’ resignation approach there shall be 3 vacancies within the state Senate when lawmakers convene subsequent month. His resignation additionally provides uncertainty as to whether there shall be sufficient votes in that chamber to proceed the state’s hybrid Medicaid enlargement.


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