Former director of South Arkansas Youth Services accepts plea deal; he ties lobbyist, senator to funds

Posted: July 20, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

A 2009 file photo of Jerry Walsh is shown next to a screenshot of the first page of his plea agreement.

Jerry Walsh, executive director of now-shuttered South Arkansas Youth Services agency in Magnolia, pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to funneling more than $380,000 of the agency's money to convicted lobbyist Rusty Cranford, a Cranford relative and an unnamed Arkansas state senator.

Jerry Walsh guilty plea documents

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