Prosecutors call for charges against former Arkansas senator to be dropped | app

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to dismiss wire fraud and bribery charges against a former Arkansas state senator who was due to stand trial next month for the second time after a stalemate. a jury last year.

Gilbert Baker, who also served as a former chairman of the state’s Republican Party, was charged with conspiring with a former state judge who admitted lowering a jury’s price in a negligence lawsuit in exchange for contributions to countryside.

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