Arkansas State Senator Jakes C. Files admitted that he used his senate office to obtain government funds for personal gain through fraudulent means. He admitted to authorizing and directing the Western Arkansas Economic Development District to award $46,500 in General Improvement Funds to Fort Smith, Arkansas, the Justice Department said.
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, California State Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, displays a homemade fully automatic rifle, confiscated by the Department of Justice, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. De Leon, who may seek higher office when he is termed out of office next year and has championed gun regulations, was dealt a setback when a federal judge blocked a law set to take effect Saturday that would have barred gun owners from possessing high-capacity ammunition magazines.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
ADDS NAME OF PHOTOGRAPHER AND LOCATION OF PHOTO - FILE - This January 1990 file photo provided by the Department of Justice shows deposed Panamanian Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega at Homestead Air Force Base south of Miami, Florida, upon his arrival in the United States to stand trial for drug trafficking. The former Panamanian dictator died late Monday, May 29, 2017, at age 83. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela wrote in his Twitter account that "the death of Manuel A. Noriega closes a chapter in our history." (Steven Aumand/Department of Justice via AP, File)
FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, assistant FBI director Paul Abbate, speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. President Donald Trump is considering four high-ranking FBI officials, including Abbate, to serve as the bureau's interim director following the firing of James Comey on May 9, 2017. The Justice Department is overseeing the interview process for the interim director, which is separate from Trump's decision-making process on a permanent replacement. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2017, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions holds a meeting with the heads of federal law enforcement components at the Department of Justice in Washington. Sessions had two conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the presidential campaign season last year, contact that immediately fueled calls for him to recuse himself from a Justice Department investigation into Russian interference in the election. The Justice Department said Wednesday night, March 1, 2017, that the two conversations took place last year when Sessions was a senator. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2017 file-pool photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is greeted by employees as he arrives at the Justice Department in Washington. The federal prison population is on the decline, but a new attorney general who talks tough on drugs and crime could usher in a reversal of that trend. The resources of a prison system that for years has grappled with overcrowding, but that experienced a population drop as Justice Department leaders pushed a different approach to drug prosecutions, could again be taxed. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
FILE - In this June 28, 2016, file photo, then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates speaks at the Justice Department in Washington. On Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, President Donald Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she ordered Justice Department lawyers to stop defending refugee ban. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)