Former Newton County judge pleads to fraud | Arkansas Blog

Monday, July 19, 2010

Former Newton County judge pleads to fraud

Posted By on Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 3:33 PM

Clarence Harold Smith, a former Newton County judge, pleaded guilty in federal court in Harrison today to a charge of mail fraud. He worked out deals to buy equipment, such as a dozer, and then resell it to the county at inflated prices. His plea covered six transactions that cost Newton County almost $70,000. He'll be sentenced later.

The government news release.

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