- Associated Press - Thursday, July 11, 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A former Arkansas state senator who is the governor’s nephew is surrendering his law license after pleading guilty to bribery, conspiracy and tax fraud charges in federal court.

Former Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson on Thursday petitioned the state Supreme Court to grant the surrender of his law license after his pleas in the federal corruption cases. Hutchinson pleaded guilty Monday in Missouri to accepting thousands of dollars in bribes to help a health nonprofit.

Hutchinson last month pleaded guilty to accepting bribes and filing a false tax return in a separate case in Arkansas. He has not been sentenced.

Hutchinson is the son of former U.S. Sen. Tim Hutchinson and the nephew of Gov. Asa Hutchinson. He’s among several Arkansas lawmakers ensnared in federal corruption probes since early 2017.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide