LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A federal judge has delayed until next year former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner's trial over charges she steered state investments to a bond broker who paid her more than $36,000 in cash.
U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes on Tuesday granted Shoffner's request to delay her trial, which had been set to begin July 29. Holmes scheduled her trial to begin March 3, 2014.
Shoffner was indicted June 5 on 14 federal counts of extortion and bribery charges. She was arrested at her Newport home on May 18 after the FBI said it caught her on tape accepting a $6,000 payment from the broker, who hasn't been identified.
Shoffner, a Democrat who was re-elected in 2010, resigned days after her arrest.
Shoffner's attorney asked for the delay on July 2.
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