Former lawmaker admits to accepting Cranford bribe

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Posted: March 17, 2018 at 1:07 a.m.

Henry “Hank” Wilkins IV

Henry “Hank” Wilkins IV

Former state Rep. Henry "Hank" Wilkins IV of Pine Bluff took $100,000 in bribes from indicted lobbyist Milton Russell "Rusty" Cranford, 56, of Bentonville, given in the form of donations to the church where Wilkins is minister, an assistant U.S. attorney announced during Cranford's arraignment Friday in Missouri on corruption charges.

Milton "Rusty" Cranford

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