- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 8, 2017

BENTON, Ark. (AP) - A trial date has been set for a central Arkansas county circuit judge accused of having more than $100,000 in unpaid state and federal taxes.

The Saline Courier reports that special appointed Circuit Judge David Laser filed an order Monday to schedule Saline County Circuit Judge Bobby McCallister’s trial for Nov. 6 and 7.

The Arkansas Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission began investigating McCallister’s taxes in March.

Court records show McCallister was charged July 11 with four felony counts of failing to pay or file taxes from 2012 through 2014 and in 2016.

Arkansas State Police arrested McCallister on July 13. He was booked into Saline County Detention Center but was soon released.

The Arkansas Supreme Court suspended McCallister without pay July 17 pending the outcome of the criminal investigation.


Information from: The Benton Courier, https://www.bentoncourier.com

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