NWA editorial: What a disappointment

Guilty plea brings dishonor on state senator

Posted: February 3, 2018 at 1 a.m.

The Files family name has, for a long time, meant something respectable in Fort Smith and the surrounding area. It was a deserved reputation.

What’s the point?

Sen. Jake Files entered guilty pleas to several felonies, confirming his abuse of the public trust.

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