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State treasurer accused of extortion

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LITTLE ROCK, Ar. (KNOE 8 News) - In Arkansas, a state leader is in jail accused of extortion. The FBI arrested Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner Saturday. Shoffner is currently in her second term. The federal agency says the state leader is under fire for the way her office possibly handled state investments.Shoffner remained in jail over the weekend until a federal court hearing Monday. More details are expected later this week from the FBI.


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