Former county judge admits bribery count

Posted: June 12, 2014 at 5:27 a.m.

Former Ouachita County Judge Mike Hesterly leaves federal court on June 11, 2014, in El Dorado with his mother, Mamie Hesterly.

Former Ouachita County Judge Mike Hesterly pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of bribery in an El Dorado federal courtroom in the rigging of the bidding process for a FEMA contract in return for a campaign contribution.

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