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    Arrested Arkansas treasurer says she won't resign

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner says she doesn't intend to resign after a criminal complaint accused her of accepting cash from a broker who managed state funds.

    Shoffner appeared in federal court Monday after she was arrested over the weekend at her home in Newport. She told reporters after the hearing that she didn't intend to resign, despite calls from the Arkansas Republican Party and some Democratic officials to do so.

    She didn't enter a plea at Monday's hearing. Her attorney, Chuck Banks, says she'll plead not guilty at the appropriate date, but that hasn't been scheduled yet.

    Shoffner had been held in jail since Saturday, and Banks said she would return home to rest. She was ordered to surrender her passport.

    (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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