Shoffner Trial Moved To March

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Former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner’s trial has been moved to next year.

From our content partner, the Arkansas News Bureau:

A federal judge Tuesday rescheduled the trial of former state Treasurer Martha Shoffner, who faces bribery and extortion charges.

U.S. District Judge J. Leon Holmes, rescheduled the trial, which had been set for July 29, to March 3, 2014.

In a one-page order issued Tuesday, Holmes said Shoffner’s attorney Chuck Banks requested a continuance.

Shoffner pleaded not guilty to the charges in late June.

She resigned from her position in May after being arrested by federal authorities on charges of extortion.

She faces a 14-count indictment that includes 7 counts of receipt of bribes by an agent of state government receiving federal funds, 6 counts of extortion, and 1 count of attempted extortion.