Hutchinson Is “Senator A”

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An attorney for Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, R-Little Rock, said Monday that an ongoing federal multi-million-dollar bribery probe concerning the mysterious “Senator A” does not show any evidence the Little Rock senator benefited or received anything illegally in the performance of his duties in the Arkansas Senate.

While confirming Sen. Hutchinson is indeed the previously unnamed “Senator A” in recent federal court filings, Little Rock attorney Tim Dudley bristled at any suggestion the Republican lawmaker and nephew of Gov. Asa Hutchinson had accepted a bribe during his long tenure in the Arkansas State Senate.

Dudley’s comments came in an interview with Talk Business & Politics following last week’s announcement that former Arkansas lobbyist Milton “Rusty” Cranford, in a federal plea agreement, had implicated the Arkansas state senator for allegedly accepting more than $500,000 in cash and illegal inducements to provide services to Cranford and those associated with Springfield, Mo.-based Preferred Family Healthcare (PFH).    MORE

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