Circuit Judge Michael Maggio

Faulkner County Circuit Court filing

Faulkner County Circuit Court filing

The attorney for the family of nursing-home patient Martha Bull on Thursday filed notices saying he intends to take depositions from former state Sen. Gilbert Baker and Hal Hunnicutt.

Jun 19, 2015

Motion to dismiss complaint

Motion to dismiss complaint

The motion to dismiss a complaint filed against Michael Morton, Gilbert Baker and former Judge Michael Maggio over Maggio's handling of a negligence lawsuit.

Mar 25, 2015

Brief for motion to dismiss complaint

Brief for motion to dismiss complaint

A brief for the motion to dismiss a complaint filed against Michael Morton, Gilbert Baker and former Judge Michael Maggio over Maggio's handling of a negligence lawsuit.

Mar 25, 2015

Judge David Laser appointment to Maggio case

Judge David Laser appointment to Maggio case

Retired Judge David Laser has been appointed to hear the lawsuit against Michael Maggio, Michael Morton and Gilbert Baker.

Jan 22, 2015

Gilbert Baker leave of absence request

Gilbert Baker leave of absence request

University of Central Arkansas Assistant Professor of Music Gilbert Baker requested a leave of absence Friday for the spring 2015 semester.

Jan 10, 2015

Michael Maggio criminal information

Michael Maggio criminal information

Michael Maggio, 53, entered a guilty plea before U.S. District Chief Judge Brian Miller on Friday, acknowledging he accepted a bribe in exchange for reducing a jury's negligence verdict against a Conway business, officials said.

Jan 9, 2015

Michael Maggio plea agreement

Michael Maggio plea agreement

Michael Maggio, 53, entered a guilty plea before U.S. District Chief Judge Brian Miller on Friday, acknowledging he accepted a bribe in exchange for reducing a jury's negligence verdict against a Conway business, officials said.

Jan 9, 2015

Martha Bull Estate v. Michael Maggio

Martha Bull Estate v. Michael Maggio

Estate of Martha Bull sues former Circuit Judge Michael Maggio on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.

Nov 19, 2014

Supreme Court ruling removing Michael Maggio from bench

Supreme Court ruling removing Michael Maggio from bench

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Sept. 11, 2014, orders immediate removal of the bench of Circuit Judge Michael Maggio.

Sep 11, 2014

Circuit Judge Michael Maggio comments on JDDC sanction

Circuit Judge Michael Maggio comments on JDDC sanction

Circuit Judge Michael Maggio issued a statement Tuesday addressing the Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission's agreed sanction.

Aug 6, 2014

Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission report on Judge Michael Maggio

Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission report on Judge Michael Maggio

Circuit Judge Michael Maggio has agreed to sanctions with the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission that would have him suspended from his position for the rest of his term and then prohibited from holding a judicial office thereafter.

Aug 6, 2014

Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission report on Circuit Judge Michael Maggio

Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission report on Circuit Judge Michael Maggio

The Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission approved an agreed sanction Wednesday that would suspend Circuit Judge Michael Maggio from his position for the rest of his term and prohibiting him from holding a judicial office thereafter.

Aug 6, 2014

Ethics Commission issues final action letter to Michael Maggio

Ethics Commission issues final action letter to Michael Maggio

The state Ethics Commission issues a final action letter to Circuit Judge Michael Maggio acknowledging the receipt of his fine and signed public letter of caution.

Jun 28, 2014

Ethics Commission's offer of settlement to Michael Maggio

Ethics Commission's offer of settlement to Michael Maggio

The state Ethics Commission gives Circuit Judge Michael Maggio a written offer of settlement.

Jun 28, 2014

Public letter of caution to Michael Maggio

Public letter of caution to Michael Maggio

The state Ethics Commission issues a public letter of caution to Circuit Judge Micahel Maggio.

Jun 28, 2014

Ethics Commission letter to Thomas Buchanan

Ethics Commission letter to Thomas Buchanan

Arkansas Ethics Commission Director Graham Sloan informs Attorney Thomas Buchanan that Circuit Judge Michael Maggio's case is on the commission's agenda for June 20.

Jun 20, 2014

UCA internal audit on Gilbert Baker

UCA internal audit on Gilbert Baker

The University of Central Arkansas released its internal audit findings on former state Sen. Gilbert Baker, who resigned as executive assistant to the UCA president on April 2, 2014, after a company he founded was linked to Fort Smith businessman Michael Morton’s support for Circuit Judge Michael Maggio’s appeals-court campaign. The FBI is investigating donations that Maggio’s campaign accepted from political action committees funded almost entirely by Morton and his companies.

May 30, 2014

Response to nursing home lawsuit

Response to nursing home lawsuit

Response to a negligence lawsuit involving a second nursing home owned by Michael Morton that Circuit Judge Michael Maggio began presiding over just weeks after the Morton-financed PAC donations started rolling into Maggio’s appeals-court campaign. Maggio never recused from this case, which is still pending, even after contention arose over the other nursing-home case he handled.

Apr 19, 2014

Lawsuit against Salem Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, et al.

Lawsuit against Salem Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, et al.

Circuit Judge Michael Maggio began presiding over another negligence lawsuit involving a second nursing home owned by Michael Morton just weeks after the Morton-financed PAC donations started rolling into Maggio’s appeals-court campaign. Maggio never recused from this case, which is still pending, even after contention arose over the other nursing-home case he handled.

Apr 19, 2014

Letter from Ancil Lee III to Chris Stewart

Letter from Ancil Lee III to Chris Stewart

Ancil Lea III states in a letter to attorney Chris Stewart, Esq. that he has not been and is not a part of the Citizens for Technology PAC.

Apr 9, 2014

Letter to the Arkansas Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission in Michael Maggio case

Letter to the Arkansas Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission in Michael Maggio case

An attorney representing the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Circuit Judge Michael Maggio has asked the Arkansas Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission to investigate "the source of two investments or holdings referenced, along with any improper solicitation and/or acceptance of money, mutual funds, annuities, [stock], investments, holding or gifts by Judge Maggio."

Apr 8, 2014

Michael Morton contribution letters

Michael Morton contribution letters

Nursing-home tycoon Michael Morton or one ofhis business entities gave roughly $100,000 to UCA after Gilbert Baker joined the university executive staff, records show.

Apr 5, 2014

Gilbert Baker job description and salary

Gilbert Baker job description and salary

A letter from Steven Runge, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Central Arkansas, to Gilbert Baker describing his job duties and salary at the school. Baker resigned from his job as executive assistant to the president on April 4.

Apr 5, 2014

Ethics commission letter to complainant in Maggio case

Ethics commission letter to complainant in Maggio case

The Arkansas Ethics Commission responds to a complainant who filed suit against Circuit Judge Mike Maggio.

Mar 29, 2014

Arkansas Supreme Court reassigns Judge Maggio's cases

Arkansas Supreme Court reassigns Judge Maggio's cases

The Arkansas Supreme Court ordered Monday that Judge Mike Maggio's cases be reassigned in light of recent ethical complaints.

Mar 25, 2014

Ethics complaint in Maggio PAC case

Ethics complaint in Maggio PAC case

A legal representative of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against Judge Mike Maggio filed an ethics complaint Tuesday, March 18, 2014, asking the Ethics Commission to investigate whether Maggio or others involved in the case violated campaign contribution laws.

Mar 21, 2014

Michael Maggio formally withdraws candidacy

Michael Maggio formally withdraws candidacy

Michael Maggio formally withdrew his candidacy March 6, 2014, from the race for the Arkansas Court of Appeals, District 2, Division 1, under criticism for comments he made online about women, sex and an actress’ adoption case.

Mar 6, 2014