Dec 30th I told you about Rep. Fred Smith who along with not knowing where he lived had been
charged with “theft of property" for a duplicate payment of $29,250 to Smith’s nonprofit group, Save Our Kids, using federal Title 1 grant funds and both payments were cashed.
Today news was blasted via Twitter that indeed Rep. Smith had been convicted by Chicot County Judge Sam Pope. (Read more...). Mr. Smith has submitted his resignation effective immediately although he maintains his innocence and is planning an appeal (read more...)
The question now is what will happen to his seat? Stay tuned
In addition State Senator Bruce Holland was charged with speeding. Arkansas Matters had reported the story 2 days ago (Read more...) and today Arkansas Business reports he has been charged (read more...)
Just shy of three weeks in the 88th General Assembly there have been plenty shenanigans, let's hope this is the end.