Shoffner pleads innocent as first trial nears

Judge rejects two dismissal motions

Posted: February 28, 2014 at 2:56 a.m.

Former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner enters the federal courthouse Thursday morning in Little Rock for her arraignment on mail-fraud charges.

Former state Treasurer Martha Shoffner made a brief appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge in Little Rock to formally proclaim her innocence to public-corruption charges.

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