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FORMER STATE SENATOR GETS 46 MONTHS IN JAIL FOR FRAUD    Mike Todd, former Dem. state senator, was sentenced to a term of 46 months after being convicted of money laundering and mail fraud in which he illegally profited from a state program meant to aid children in custody disputes.  He was amongst ten people indicted in the scandal in 1999 and pleaded for a lesser sentence, though the sentence was the minimum under federal guidelines.  In another case, Nick Wilson, former state senator, was sentenced to 70 months for bilking state programs of nearly $2 million.    (AOL News (AP), Mar. 24, 2001, summary by Marg Reynolds).

 

Former state senator, Mike Todd, was convicted of money laundering and mail fraud and faces up to 30 years in prison and $2.5 million in fines.  Former senator, Steve Bell, was found innocent of the same charges.  Former state senator, Nick Wilson, was convicted of tax evasion and is presently serving a 70-month sentence.  Todd and Bell, together with six others who struck plea deals, intended to divide $3 million in grants.  Todd and Bell were accused of pilfering a program providing legal assistance to children in custody cases. (AP, Nov. 16, 2000, summary by Marg Reynolds).

 

SECOND EX-ARKANSAS SENATOR CONVICTED OF CORRUPTION. Former state Sen. Mike Todd of Arkansas was found guilty of money laundering and mail fraud for a scheme to illegally profit from a state program created to help children in custody disputes. He faces up to 30 years in prison and $2.5 million in fines. Todd's co-defendant, former Sen. Steve Bell, was found by the jury to be innocent of the same charges. (Associated Press, 16 Nov 2000, summary by Debbie Uy).

 

AR: Arkansas: ten people including two state senators, etc. indicted on racketeering, mail fraud and money laundering charges.

(NYT, April 28, 1999, p. A18).

 

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