UPDATE: Ark. ex-treasurer found guilty on 14 charges surrounding bribery and extortion


LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - A jury has found former state treasurer, Martha Shoffner, guilty on all 14 federal counts of bribery and extortion.{}

More to come from KATV's Elicia Dover who is covering the trial at the Federal Courthouse.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Lawyers for a former Arkansas treasurer charged with corruption have decided against calling any witnesses to the stand.

Closing arguments at Martha Shoffner's federal trial were set for Tuesday morning and jurors could get the case in the afternoon.

Defense lawyers had claimed Monday that the federal government didn't prove its case and asked U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes to order her acquittal. Holmes said he would withhold judgment until after jurors deliberate.

Prosecutors allege Shoffner took $36,000 from a bond broker and steered state business his way. She also faces a separate trial this month on allegations she misspent money from a campaign account, but her attorneys are seeking a delay.

Defense lawyers contend Shoffner should have faced only state ethics charges.

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