Lawmaker cited for hot check conviction | Arkansas Blog

Monday, April 4, 2011

Lawmaker cited for hot check conviction

Posted By on Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 1:23 PM

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The Blue Hog Report continues its work mining the public record for embarrassing facts about state legislators.

Here, it's a report that a freshman Republican legislator, Rep. Josh Johnston, has a 1995 misdemeanor hot check conviction. Blue Hog argues that this is prima facie cause for disqualification from office. I've sought a comment from the legislator on whether he has a conviction and, if so, if he has legal advice on eligibility to serve.

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