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Arkansas ex-judge indicted on federal charges due in court

October 19, 2016 2:39 PM
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Arkansas ex-judge indicted on federal charges due in court

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A former Arkansas judge accused of giving lighter sentences to defendants in exchange for nude photos and sexual acts is due in court for a detention hearing.

Authorities say former Cross County District Judge Joseph Boeckmann has been held in protective custody in a Little Rock jail since his arrest Monday. A federal grand jury indicted Boeckmann earlier this month on fraud, bribery, witness tampering and other charges.

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