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Former Arkansas State Senator Sentenced for Role in Bribery Scheme


On April 25, 2023, a former Arkansas State Senator was sentenced to 50 months of imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release, as well as ordered to pay a money judgment of $468,125 for one count of conspiracy.  Jeremy Hutchinson was sentenced in the Western District of Missouri.  According to the factual statement in support of the guilty plea, from in or about 2012 through in or about 2017, Hutchinson conspired to receive payments, travel, entertainment, and legal work in exchange for legislative and official action favorable to Preferred Family Healthcare, a healthcare charity that received DOJ funding.  This investigation is being conducted by the OIG’s Chicago Field Office, FBI, IRS, and the Department of Labor OIG.

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