Ex-state senator gets 18 months for fraud, calls himself 'broken and humble man'

Posted: June 19, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.
Updated: June 19, 2018 at 2:48 p.m.

Former state Sen. Jake Files (left) walks through the back parking lot gate Monday at the Judge Isaac C. Parker Federal Building in Fort Smith after being sentenced to 18 months in federal prison on wire fraud, bank fraud and money-laundering charges.

Former state Sen. Jake Files was sentenced Monday to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution for offenses that included obtaining state General Improvement Fund money for a ball-field project and then using it for his own purposes.

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