Steve Clark emerges in Miami | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Steve Clark emerges in Miami

Posted By on Wed, Jul 12, 2006 at 3:55 PM

[image-1]The new edition of the Miami New Times has a profile of former Arkansas attorney general Steve Clark, who recently joined the faculty at the St. Thomas University School of Law.

"I'm a felon," Clark admits.

A white-haired, gregarious man with a pressed gray suit and a large gold ring on his right hand, Clark was once a rising star in Arkansas politics. From 1986 to 1990 he served as the Arkansas attorney general under Gov. Bill Clinton. [ARK. TIMES: Actually, Clark was a.g. from 1978-90.] Once seen as Clinton's heir apparent, Clark destroyed his political career in 1990 when he was convicted of felony theft-by-deception after using a state-issued credit card to pay for a lavish lifestyle that included an occasional $80 cognac.

Now the Arkansan has reinvented himself as a law school professor thanks to another former attorney general: Florida's top cop from 1986 to 1998, Bob Butterworth, who is dean of St. Thomas's law school. And Butterworth has made sure Clark's questionable past isn't disclosed to students. The professor's short biography, available on the school's Website, does not mention his felony conviction.

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